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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Boyd Students Honored with Awards at Research Forum for UNLV Graduate Students

Several students from the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law earned awards at the March 21 Graduate & Professional Student Research Forum, hosted jointly by the UNLV Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) and Graduate College. The event allows graduate and professional students to share research with peers and faculty at UNLV and experience the breadth of scholarship generated by graduate and professional programs across campus.

Bailey Bortolin received the 2014 GPSA Service Award, which honors individuals who display outstanding dedication and service to UNLV and the Las Vegas community. Bortolin is co-president of Boyd’s Public Interest Law Association as well as a Public Interest Fellow. During her time at Boyd, she has served as a student attorney in the Family Justice Clinic and events coordinator for the Child Advocacy Law Association. Through Boyd’s Externship Program, she currently works as a lobbyist for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Washoe Legal Services in Northern Nevada.

At the Research Forum, several Boyd students won for presentations they made based on research conducted during the law school’s International and Comparative Human Rights Practicum, a winter course that takes Boyd students to New Delhi for three weeks to advance the human rights of some of the world’s most vulnerable workers.

Stacy Newman, Lindsay Liddell, and Katerina Chadliev won first place in the Social Science and Law Poster Session A for their research on "Bonded Tenancy."

Keivan Roebuck and Craig Friedel won second place in the Social Science and Law Platform Session D for their presentation titled, "Assembly Line of Broken Fingers: A Roadmap to Combatting Health and Safety Hazards in the Manesar Auto Industrial Belt."