University of Nevada Las Vegas - William S. Boyd School of Law

University of Nevada Las Vegas - William S. Boyd School of Law

Boyd School of Law is an exciting environment for legal education in a vibrant city that has embraced our law school. Here, you'll find a supportive community where your success matters to the faculty, staff, and your classmates. Boyd is at the forefront of innovation in legal education, and we are committed to graduating lawyers who are well-prepared for the practice of law. Our faculty has integrated a strong instruction in skills and professionalism into its rigorous legal education program. Various parts of our educational program--the Lawyering 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. We want our students to understand legal practice as a unique combination of theory, analytical ability, common sense, judgment, creativity, and ethics. We know that lawyers have great responsibility, as professionals with a privileged position in the community and as officers of the courts, to work to improve their communities.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.unlv.edu/
Address: 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451003 Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-1003
Admission Phone: (702) 895-4189
Admission Email: N/A

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students378
Student-faculty ratio14:1
Tuition $26,749 per year (full-time, in-state)
$38,649 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$20,225 per year (part-time, in-state)
$29,129 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$15,470
Founded In2003
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline06/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 50
Financial Aid Deadline02/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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University of Nevada Las Vegas - William S. Boyd School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of Nevada Las Vegas - William S. Boyd School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
rvfinhenderson 158 A 3.85

Accepted

Yes - - - one year ago
Lluevo 175 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

Yes - - - one year ago
HTrep2 157 P 3.38

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Susan73151 159 P 3.74

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mcjensen1234 162 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
Narindermall 165 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mlehr 150 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
jpooch14 152 P 3.35

Pending

02/06/17 02/06/17 - 8 months ago
Martij04 132 A 2.85

Rejected

No 03/15/16 03/31/16 04/06/16 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants66557290
Number of Offers22920425
Number of Matriculants1169323
75% GPA3.713.713.73
Median GPA3.523.523.5
25% GPA3.213.213.19
75% LSAT153153152
Median LSAT157157154
25% LSAT159160157
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students378
Total Students Receiving Grants259
% of Students Receiving Grants68.5
75% Grant Amount$24,900
Median Grant Amount$12,450
25% Grants Amount$5,360
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship71
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)21
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship30%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (31.5)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (19)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (13.5)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (4.5)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (230)
  • Hispanics (65)
  • Black or African American (23)
  • Asian (18)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (41)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (20)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (5)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (15)


  • Total Women% (46.4)
  • Total Men% (53.6)
University of Nevada Las Vegas - William S. Boyd School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 130 76.72% 71.54% 5.18%
2014 135 68.91% 67.91% 1.00%
2013 124 75.42% 74.04% 1.38%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (100)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (27)
  • Employed Other (6)
  • Unemployed (9)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (0)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association