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