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Friday, January 23, 2015

Jan. 22 Boyd Briefs Now Available

The Jan. 22 edition of Boyd Briefs is now available.

This week's edition features Professor Addie Rolnick, student Jackie Witt, and alumna Katelyn Franklin '14.

Professor Rolnick has created a practicum in Tribal Law. Under her supervision, students can complete independent legislative drafting and legal research projects for local tribes. Professor Rolnick's research focuses on improving tribal juvenile and criminal justice systems.

Witt was drawn to Boyd for its curricular offerings and experiential opportunities in Indian Law as well as its unmatched gaming law curriculum. Now in her second year, she is vice chair of Boyd's Native American Law Students Association and is a member of the UNLV Gaming Law Journal.

After studying indigenous peoples and their struggles to maintain land and their political, cultural, and other fundamental rights against the forces of mainstream ideological and physical displacement, Franklin was drawn to law school. Currently, she represents unaccompanied children from Central America as a justice AmeriCorps member in Boyd's Immigration Clinic.

To subscribe to Boyd Briefs, visit law.unlv.edu/BoydBriefs.