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Friday, January 9, 2015

Dean Dan Hamilton and Associate Dean Ngai Pindell Promote LL.M. in National Law Journal

Dan Hamilton is the dean and Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

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

On Jan. 8, The National Law Journal interviewed both Dean Hamilton and Dean Pindell for an article titled “UNLV Law Betting on First Gambling Industry LL.M.

The feature highlighted the new Master of Laws degree in Gaming Law and Regulation and the idea behind it, as well as the law school’s and university’s unique offerings related to gaming and gaming research and training.

According to Dean Pindell, the idea is to prepare graduates to practice within the sphere of casinos and gambling regulation.

“We’re certainly seeing an increase in gaming activity in the U.S. and across the world,” he said in the article. “And there is a lot of activity at the state and local government level in trying to figure out things like the tax implication of gaming and the impact of casinos on communities.”

All of this gives Las Vegas a distinct advantage, said Dean Hamilton.

“Gaming law is a sophisticated and growing field both nationally and internationally, and our goal is to be the national leader in training those interested in gaming law,” he continued.

Dean Hamilton researches and writes primarily on American property ideology and the legal and constitutional issues raised by the Civil War. He has written numerous articles and reviews on American legal history.

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.