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

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 451003, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1003, USA
Phone: 702.895.2440 | Fax: 702.895.2414
Website: www.law.unlv.edu

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age; disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities); gender (including pregnancy-related conditions); military status or military obligations; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic information; national origin; race; or religion. Where discrimination is found to have occurred, the NSHE will act to stop the discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.

No employee or student, either in the workplace or in the academic environment, should be subject to discrimination.

It is expected that students, faculty, and staff will treat one another and campus visitors with respect.

All students, faculty, staff, and other members of the campus community are subject to this policy. Students, faculty, or staff who violate this policy are subject to discipline up to and including termination and/or expulsion, in accordance with the NSHE Code (or in the case of students, any applicable student code of conduct) or, in the case of classified employees, the Nevada Administrative Code. Other lesser sanctions may be imposed, depending on the circumstances. Complaints may also be filed against visitors, consultants, independent contractors, service providers, and outside vendors whose conduct violates this policy, with a possible sanction of limiting access to institution facilities and other measures to protect the campus community.

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age; disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities); gender (including pregnancy-related conditions); military status or military obligations; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic information; national origin; race; or religion. Where discrimination is found to have occurred, the NSHE will act to stop the discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.

No employee or student, either in the workplace or in the academic environment, should be subject to discrimination.

It is expected that students, faculty, and staff will treat one another and campus visitors with respect.

All students, faculty, staff, and other members of the campus community are subject to this policy. Students, faculty, or staff who violate this policy are subject to discipline up to and including termination and/or expulsion, in accordance with the NSHE Code (or in the case of students, any applicable student code of conduct) or, in the case of classified employees, the Nevada Administrative Code. Other lesser sanctions may be imposed, depending on the circumstances. Complaints may also be filed against visitors, consultants, independent contractors, service providers, and outside vendors whose conduct violates this policy, with a possible sanction of limiting access to institution facilities and other measures to protect the campus community.

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

No

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

For additional information about OUTLaws, please contact:

Brian Wall
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Email: brian.wall@unlv.edu

Does your school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

Joan Howarth

Jean Sternlight

Does your school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

Yes

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

  • Special Topics: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law examines the legal and social regulation of sexual orientation and gender identity. The course will analyze various legal principles, including statutory, constitutional, and public policy doctrines, which might be used to limit the ability of government and other institutions to disadvantage people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We will look at how these doctrines have been used to help—or harm—lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in critical aspects of their lives, including employment, housing, family relationships, and parenting.
  • Seminar in Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and the Law examines race, ethnicity, culture, gender, and sexual orientation and how legal norms address tensions raised by such diversity.

Both classes are offered from time to time.

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

Employee health insurance benefits also cover domestic partners.

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

Employee health insurance benefits also cover domestic partners.

Additional Information

Boyd Law School was founded in part on the principle that true diversity includes diversity based on sexual orientation. We have several faculty members who are out, and we create a welcoming environment for all of our students.