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What will I learn?

Boyd is at the forefront of innovation in legal education and Boyd graduates are well-prepared for the practice of law. The program integrates a strong instruction in skills and professionalism into its rigorous legal education program. The Juris Doctor program integrates traditional and experiential learning. Various parts of the program - the Lawering Process courses in legal research, writing, and analysis; the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution; the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic; and our externship, simulation, service learning, and community service opportunities - help our students make the important transition between understanding pure legal theory and applying that theory to solve their clients' problems.

Boyd graduates understand legal practice as a unique combination of theory, analytical ability, common sense, judgment, creativity, and ethics. They understand the law, know how to apply it, and are prepared for the dynamic careers that await them.

Learning Objectives

Students who successfully complete a program at BSL will be able to demonstrate:

  • Legal and Law-Related Knowledge
  • Analysis and Decision-Making
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Professional Identity
  • Writing
  • Oral Communication
  • Information Gathering and Processing
  • Interpersonal Perspectives
  • Client and Practice Management

Career Possibilities

  • Judicial Clerk
  • Health Law Attorney
  • Arbitrator/Mediator
  • Intellectual Property Attorney
  • Immigration Attorney
  • Prosecutor
  • Public Defender
  • Legislator
  • Legal Aid Attorney
  • Law Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • FBI Agent
  • Solo Practitioner
  • Regulatory Attorney

Which department am I in?

William S. Boyd School of Law

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
US$39,300.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

William S. Boyd School of Law

4505 S. Maryland Parkway,

LAS VEGAS,

Nevada,

89154, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor’s Degree – You must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an approved international equivalent. Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).

For international students

Bachelor’s Degree – You must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an approved international equivalent.

Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).

English Proficiency Requirement:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum score: 6.5; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Paper-based) Minimum score: 74; (Computer-based) Minimum score: 213; (Internet-based) Minimum score: 80. Michigan Test of English Language Placement (MTELP) - Minimum score: 85; Pearson Test of English (PTE)- Minimum score: 65.

Application Deadline: May 1 for fall semester; Oct. 1 for spring semester.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Nevada

UNLV provides excellent teaching quality and the diverse modern methods it uses ensure students are at the cutting-edge of their chosen field.

  • Wide selection of study programs including unique options
  • Most diverse school in the U.S (2022 U.S. News & World Report)
  • Thriving campus life amongst the lively Las Vegas atmosphere
  • R1 top tier award from Carnegie for research-related learning

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