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Monday, December 15, 2014

Associate Dean Ngai Pindell Talks to Vegas Seven Magazine

Ngai Pindell is associate dean of academic affairs and professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Vegas Seven magazine recently ran an article that highlighted Dean Pindell and the Boyd School of Law’s new Master of Laws degree in Gaming Law and Regulation. The Dec. 11 feature titled “UNLV Betting on Gaming-Centric Master’s Program: Boyd School of Law to offer advanced degrees in Gaming Law and Regulation” provided insight into the new program.

While Las Vegas has become synonymous with high-end dining, upscale shopping, swanky nightclubs, and world-class entertainment, the city is still, first and foremost, powered by the gaming industry.

Given that the gaming industry is ever-evolving and multi-faceted, it’s natural for Boyd to address its complexities with the new program.

“It makes sense to have a graduate program in gaming in a city that is so well known for gaming and that has such expertise,” said Dean Pindell. “ … We’ve designed the curriculum to highlight the depth of gaming law and policy that’s needed to effectively practice in that industry.”

Dean Pindell's research interests are in economic development and housing, and he teaches Property, Land Use Regulation, Local Government Law and Wills, Trusts & Estates.