University of Nevada--Las Vegas

Quick Stats

4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451003
Las Vegas, NV 89154

Students
301
enrolled (full-time)
115
enrolled (part-time)
Tuition
$26,437
per year (full-time, in-state)
$37,437
per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$20,401
per year (part-time, in-state)
$28,633
per year (part-time, out-of-state)

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Law School Overview

U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
Rank Category Name
#83 Best Law Schools

Specialties

#20 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: $26,437 per year (in-state); full-time: $37,437 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $20,401 per year (in-state); and part-time: $28,633 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 11.7:1. The William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada--Las Vegas has 45 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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Year founded 1997
Public/private Public
Law school designation Regional

Admissions

Application deadline March 15
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee $50
Admissions phone (702) 895-2440
Admissions email elizabeth.jost@unlv.edu
Website http://www.law.unlv.edu/

Academics

Full- and part-time faculty 45
Student-faculty ratio 11.7:1
Total faculty 55

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 301
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 132

Cost

Tuition and fees

full-time: $26,437 per year (in-state)
full-time: $37,437 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $20,401 per year (in-state)
part-time: $28,633 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $13,113

Careers

Employed at graduation2 31.1%
Median private sector starting salary $70,000
Median public service starting salary $60,000

Library

Total volumes and volume equivalents 384,692

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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