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What will I learn?

As gaming continues to expand throughout the world, we see an increased need for talented and knowledgeable gaming lawyers. With our location in an international gaming destination, you will gain access to globally renowned gaming professionals and regulators, observe and learn from cutting-edge debates and decision making, and make lasting professional connections that will serve you well at the beginning of and throughout your law career.

Learning Outcomes

Legal Knowledge

Knowledge of specific areas or aspects of substantive law, legal theory, or legal procedure.

Example: Application of domestic, comparative, international, legislative, regulatory, statutory, or transnational laws to the gaming industry.

Analysis and Decision Making

Understand and develop solutions to legal problems.

Example: Analyzing, being creative or innovative, exercising practical judgement, problem solving, and reasoning.

Policy Evaluation

Draw connections between specific legal issues and policy contexts or values.

Example: Employ tools or strategies that encourage the effective and ethical practice of law in the context of casinos and gaming organizations, gaming technology manufacturers, regulatory boards and agencies, governmental relations, and private practice.

Professional Identity

Responsibilities of lawyers to their profession and society.

Example: Demonstrating awareness of professional commitments to continued learning, community involvement and service, diligence, engagement, ethics, honesty, integrity, and dedication.


Written professional communication for a variety of professional purposes.

Example: Creating written texts for different audiences and purposes, advocating, negotiating, analyzing, memorializing transactions, or disseminating knowledge.

Oral Communication

Using oral communication for a variety of professional purposes.

Example: Advising, advocating, counseling clients, influencing, listening, presenting information, speaking for professional purposes.

Information Gathering and Obtaining

Obtaining and assessing information about facts, law, procedure, and people.

Example: Fact finding, interviewing, researching, and sorting known information to identify what is important for particular purposes.

Interpersonal Perspectives

Emotionally intelligent engagement, team building, collaboration, cooperation, negotiation, client interaction, and leadership.

Example: Seeing the world through the eyes of others, resolving conflicts, empathizing, evaluating, mentoring, organizing, and managing others.

Client and Practice Management

Skills required to ethically and effectively manage ethical, professional, and business aspects of the legal profession.

Example: Building relationships with clients, members of the legal community and gaming industry, and others, handling stress, identifying client or community needs, organizing one's own work, using technology and electronic media.

Career Possibilities

Possible Careers for the LL.M. in Gaming Law:

  • Compliance officer
  • In-house counsel at a casino or gaming group
  • Corporate attorney for a gaming technology company
  • Regulator
  • Attorney general for a state division of gaming enforcement
  • Law firm associate or partner
  • Solo practitioner

Which department am I in?

William S. Boyd School of Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
US$42,000.00 per year

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

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


William S. Boyd School of Law

4505 S. Maryland Parkway,



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

Students who already hold a J.D., LL.B., or other first law degree from their home country

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.


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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