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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Boyd Faculty Attend Association of American Law Schools 2015 Meeting

Many William S. Boyd School of Law faculty members recently attended the Association of American Law Schools 2015 Annual Meeting held Jan. 2 through 5 in Washington, D.C.

The theme of this year’s meeting, Legal Education at the Crossroads, focused on the state of American legal education today and its effect on students, faculty, and the profession at-large.

This year, the Boyd School of Law was again significantly represented at several key events, beginning with a reception hosted by the school on Friday, Jan. 2.

On Saturday, Jan. 3, UNLV Executive Vice President and Provost John Valery White participated on a panel titled “Higher Ed and Legal Ed: Partnering for Success in Challenging Times.” The panel, which brought together former law school deans who are now working in university leadership roles, facilitated discussion about the ways deans and university leaders can work together to further strategic goals.

On Sunday, Jan. 4, Professor Ruben Garcia sat on a panel titled “Working but Poor: Understanding and Confronting the Working Poor Phenomenon” in which panelists examined the increasing number of working poor and explored possible causes.

On Monday, Jan. 5, Professor Addie Rolnick chaired a Law and Anthropology panel titled “Legislating Belonging” in which roundtable participants explored legal and social indices of belonging in various political communities.