Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#11 in Dispute Resolution
#3 in Legal Writing
#24 in Part-time Law
Law School Overview
The William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada--Las Vegas has an application deadline of March 15. The full-time program application fee at the William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada--Las Vegas is $50. The part-time program application fee at the William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada--Las Vegas is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $24,749 per year (in-state); full-time: $35,749 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $18,713 per year (in-state); and part-time: $26,945 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 14.0:1. The William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada--Las Vegas has 46 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
At the University of Nevada—Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, all students complete the Lawyering Process Program, a three-semester series of courses that lend training in legal analysis, writing, research, and more. Through electives, law students are able to specialize their training in areas including gaming law or real estate law. For those interested in earning a second degree, dual degree options at UNLV include a J.D./M.B.A. through the UNLV College of Business, a J.D./master of social work through the UNLV School of Social Work, and a J.D./Ph.D. in education through the UNLV College of Education.
Students can test their legal skills through the school’s clinic, which includes programs in immigration law and education advocacy. The clinical studies program also coordinates externships for interested students. The law school is home to the Nevada Law Journal and the UNLV Gaming Law Journal, as well as a variety of law student organizations, from the International Law Society to the Commercial Litigation Group. UNLV Law also operates the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, where students may be able to find research opportunities or attend events.
All admitted students are considered for merit and need-based scholarships. Once enrolled, the law school offers personalized career counseling that offers résumé help and job search training, among other services.
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|Law school designation||Regional|
|Application deadline||March 15|
|Full-time program application fee||$50|
|Part-time program application fee||$50|
|Admissions Phone||(702) 895-2440|
|Full- and part-time faculty||46|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||161|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $24,749 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$12,672|
|Employed at graduation 2||52.3%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$68,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$58,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||382,976|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data