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Friday, September 12, 2014

4th Annual Public Interest Law Film Festival – September 18-19, 2014

The 4th Annual Public Interest Law Film Festival will be held at the Boyd School of Law and Barrick Museum on the UNLV campus on Thursday and Friday, September 18 and 19.  This year's festival, co-sponsored by the Access to Justice Commission, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, and Snell & Wilmer, focuses on voting rights and participatory democracy. Speakers and panelists join us from the film world (critic Elvis Mitchell), the judiciary (Judge Richard Boulware and Judge Karen Bennett-Haron), UNLV faculty (Professors Lipman, Tanenhaus, and more), community leaders (ProgressNow Nevada, the Culinary Union, and the League of Women Voters), and voting rights experts from across the campus and the country.  Former Nevada Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley will open the festival and Congresswoman Dina Titus will virtually welcome attendees.

A highlight of the festival will be the reception Thursday evening, from 5:30 to 7:30pm in the Barrick Museum, at which Judge Richard Boulware will receive the Public Interest Law Film Festival Humanitarian Award. The festival is free and open to the public. More information, including a schedule of events and films, is available at http://www.law.unlv.edu/publicinterestfilmfestival2014.