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Friday, February 19, 2016

Feb. 18 Boyd Briefs Now Available

The Feb. 18 issue of Boyd Briefs is now available.

This week's edition features Professor Addie Rolnick, student Tyler Mowbray, and alumna Audrey Beeson '07.

Professor Rolnick engages in scholarly work and advocacy within three main areas: criminal and juvenile justice in Indian country, race and criminal justice, and Indians and race. Before joining Boyd, she represented tribal governments; she continues to advocate for indigenous people as well as other groups and individuals who are poorly served by the justice system.

Mowbray is interested in mediation and litigation as a future career. Growing up in a Nevada legal family, he observed the positive impact lawyers have on their clients, and the positive impact of third-party neutrals who resolve many conflicts before they wind up in litigation.

Beeson is of counsel with The Law Offices of Frank J. Toti Esquire; and owns her own business, Audrey Beeson, Esq. PLLC. Her practice focuses primarily on family law and she is a Nevada Board Certified Family Law Specialist. She also does some estate planning -- drafting simple wills, POA's and trusts.

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

Friday, February 12, 2016

Feb. 11 Boyd Briefs Now Available

The Feb. 11 issue of Boyd Briefs is now available.

This week's edition features Professor Francine Lipman, student Marta Kurshumova, and alumna Holly Walker '14.

Professor Lipman, Boyd Professor of Law, is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Tax Counsel, and the American Bar Foundation as well as the author of numerous articles on tax and accounting issues. In both her teaching and scholarship, she draws on an exceptional record of experience as an accountant and lawyer.

After leaving Bulgaria and her family at the age of 19, Kurshumova attended Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga. before coming to Boyd, "one of the proudest moments" of her life.

Walker is a judicial law clerk to Justice Michael L. Douglas at the Supreme Court of Nevada. Born and raised in Las Vegas, she has always been dedicated to pursuing her education here and says that Boyd faculty and staff have always been supportive.

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

Monday, February 8, 2016

Professor Linda Berger Speaks at Stanford Law School Symposium

Linda L. Berger is the Family Foundation Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research at the Boyd School of Law.

Professor Berger was one of the featured speakers at the Narrative and Metaphor in the Law Symposium hosted by Stanford Law School January 30. The symposium, organized by Michael Hanne of the University of Auckland and Robert Weisberg of Stanford, brought together scholars who have contributed to the study of narrative or metaphor and the law, and sometimes the two in combination, for a series of conversations to explore those interactions. Scholars from the many different dimensions of legal research were joined by speakers from anthropology, cognitive psychology, creative writing, the media and public policy, in an effort to elaborate a fuller account than has previously been attempted of the intricate relations that operate at the nexus between narrative and metaphor in the law.

This symposium is the third of a series on the role of narrative and metaphor in different disciplines. The first, relating to medicine, was held at UC Berkeley in 2010 and generated a special issue of the journal Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture, 44 (3), Fall 2011, entitled “Binocular Vision: Narrative and Metaphor in Medicine.” The second, relating to politics, was held at Claremont Graduate University in 2012 and generated a book entitled Warring with Words: Narrative and Metaphor in Politics (Psychology Press, 2014). The Stanford symposium relating to the law will generate a book to be published by Cambridge University Press.

More information about the symposium can be found here.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Feb. 4 Boyd Briefs Now Available

The Feb. 4 issue of Boyd Briefs is now available.

This week's edition features Professor Christopher Blakesley, student Elias Askins, and alumnus Kevin Remus '10.

Professor Blakesley is the Cobeaga Law Firm Professor of Law at Boyd. Renowned as a scholar in international and comparative law, Professor Blakesley was a legal advisor in the U.S. Department of State under Henry Kissinger. He is a Barrick Distinguished Scholar, a member of the American Law Institute, and the author of numerous articles and books on topics ranging from terrorism to comparative criminal and family law.

Askins, who will graduate in May, says his plans are to "practice, practice, practice for the bar exam!" Beyond that, he hopes to continue working with a federal agency - just in a new capacity as legal counsel.

Remus is the in-house intellectual property attorney for National Security Technologies, based in Las Vegas. National Security Technologies is the company that manages the Nevada National Security Site for the United States Department of Energy. He has also been a JAG in the Nevada Army National Guard since 2013.

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