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Editor: Colin Miller
Univ. of South Carolina School of Law

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

UNLV is Looking for an Evidence Professor


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Associate Professors and Professors of Law within the William S. Boyd School of Law


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas—William S. Boyd School of Law invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for tenure system positions expected to begin July 1, 2025. We aim to fill numerous lines. We aim to hire in our top-ranked Lawyering Process Program (Legal Writing), Civil Procedure, Evidence, Property, Criminal Law/Criminal Procedure, Wills and Trusts, and someone specializing in dispute resolution who can add to our Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution. Additional areas of curricular focus include Professional Responsibility and Sports/Entertainment Law, as well as faculty who will build on Boyd's academic concentrations in Business and Commercial Law, Health Law, Indian Nations Gaming and Governance, Intellectual Property, and Employment Law. We have a unified tenure system for faculty teaching doctrinal, clinical, and lawyering process courses. Faculty who primarily teach lawyering process courses may also choose to teach a doctrinal course. We boast a 3-course teaching load and generous research leaves. 

The Boyd School of Law is a leading public law school located at the heart of the UNLV campus in Las Vegas, Nevada. As the only law school in the state, we are committed to the production of knowledge, including opportunities to assist policymakers, and service to Nevada’s especially diverse range of communities. UNLV is an R1 research university that is a Minority Serving Institution, Hispanic Serving Institution, and Asian American and Native American Pacific-Islander Serving Institution. Las Vegas is a dynamic and diverse city with world-class food, entertainment, and sports. It provides almost unlimited opportunities for outdoor activities and serves as a convenient hub for national and international travel.


This position requires a graduate degree, typically a J.D. or a Ph.D from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent.

Required Experience: Worked in an academic or institutional setting involving the formation, application, or practice of law (or law-related matters).

Faculty rank will be dependent upon education and experience as outlined below:

Associate Professor (Tenure-Track): Terminal degree and experience in an academic or institutional setting that demonstrates the potential for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Professor (Tenured): Terminal degree and experience in an academic or institutional setting with an established record of excellent teaching, scholarship, and service that is recognized by the status of tenure (or its equivalent).

Candidates should have an established record of excellent teaching, scholarship, and service to a law school community or be able to demonstrate the potential for such excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start date.


Preferred Experience: Teaching, scholarship, and service with a law school community.


A successful candidate will support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and contribute to a respectful, positive work environment. They will use our Campus Values to guide their decisions and actions and demonstrate our Rebel spirit.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.


  • Competitive total rewards package including:
    • Paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
    • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
    • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • No state income tax
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents



Applicants should submit 1) a letter of interest that describes their scholarly focus, teaching experience, and why they wish to join the Boyd School of Law; 2) a detailed resume; and 3) at least three professional references. We strongly encourage separate statements describing a Scholarly Agenda and Teaching Philosophy. The Faculty Appointments Committee anticipates screening candidates beginning in mid-August 2024 and conducting Call-backs on Mondays and Thursdays from mid-September through October 2024; candidates who submit applications by August 19, 2024, will be given priority. Interested candidates should send their materials to:

Faculty Appointments Committee

c/o Ms. Carressa Browder, Appointments Committee Coordinator

UNLV Boyd School of Law

4505 South Maryland Parkway, Campus Box 451003

Las Vegas, NV  89154-1003

or by email at [email protected].

Members of the Appointments Committee are Professors Frank Rudy Cooper (chair), Stewart Chang, Ruben Garcia, Eve Hanan, Lydia Nussbaum, and Nantiya Ruan.  

Materials should be addressed to Frank Rudy Cooper, Search Committee Chair. If an applicant is offered a call back interview, the applicant will be asked to submit an application through Workday. For assistance with the Workday application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected].


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu.


The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), 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 (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: [email protected], or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: [email protected]; or to both. 

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.


UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.



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