Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Boyd School of Law to Launch Gaming Law Journal

The William S. Boyd School of Law, with support from the International Masters of Gaming Law, is in the process of launching a new scholarly journal: the UNLV Gaming Law Journal. The first issue will be published in spring 2010. For a list of articles that will appear in the first issue, click here. For a list of the student editors of the journal, click here. The new Journal will be the Boyd School of Law’s second law review, the other being the Nevada Law Journal.

Gaming Law Journal Staff
Gaming Law Journal staff members (from left): Heather Moore (Junior Staff), Kendal Davis (Managing Editor), Kimberly Loges (Junior Staff), and Brandon Johansson (Editor-in-Chief). Not pictured here: Steve Johnson (Faculty Advisor), Julian Gregory (Business Editor), Articles/Notes Editors Cristina Olson and Shannon Rowe, and Junior Staff members Tyson Cross, Amaia Guenaga, Kirk Homeyer, Heather Moore, Tristan Rivera and Corina Rocha
The UNLV Gaming Law Journal fits well the missions of the Boyd School of Law. A law school exists to train new lawyers, to produce and disseminate new knowledge about the law, and to serve the various communities of which it is a part. The new Journal will advance all of these purposes.

Pedagogically, service on a review is among the best experiences a student can have while in law school. The student editors of the new Journal will acquire leadership skills, judgment, technical facility, substantive knowledge, and enhanced writing skills. They will grow both from editing high-caliber articles by outside authors and from conceiving and writing their own notes.

We believe that the UNLV Gaming Journal will soon be recognized as the leading review of gaming law in the world. In this, it will fulfill the goal of producing and disseminating knowledge about this dynamic and important area of the law. We are delighted and grateful in this regard to have the financial and intellectual support of the International Masters of Gaming Law for the Journal. This organization has as a core goal enriching analysis of and scholarly discourse about gaming law. The commitment of the International Masters to intellectual integrity and rigor match our own commitment.

In service, the benefits of the UNLV Gaming Law Journal will have global impact. Nevada’s position in gaming and its role as a model for other U.S. states and other countries depends on a regulatory structure that carefully balances numerous economic, social, and legal considerations. New ideas are always needed to keep and improve such balance. As a vehicle for launching and distributing such ideas, we believe that the new Journal will be a positive influence across a wide front.

The inauguration of the UNLV Gaming Law Journal is an exciting event. Yet it represents a progression rather than a culmination. The Boyd School of Law has long had the leading gaming law program of any law school in the United States or abroad. That program includes the largest number of courses anywhere. And the line of the professors in these courses is a catalog of preeminence, starting with Shannon Bybee and Raymond Avansino, continuing with Tony Cabot and Bob Faiss, and featuring as well more recent teachers such as Mark Clayton, Jennifer Roberts, Greg Gemignani, and Claudia Cormier. Our program has benefitted greatly from the counsel and support of our Gaming Law Advisory Council, including leaders in law, government, and the gaming sector from Nevada and abroad.

The UNLV Gaming Law Journal builds on this foundation, and it will be an anchor for our Gaming Law program as it grows and develops.


  1. Alfonso, here's more information about subscribing to the UNLV Gaming Law Journal: