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Leah Chan Grinvald Named New Dean of UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law

UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law announced Wednesday that it has hired a new dean.

Leah Chan Grinvald was selected following a nationwide search, the law school said in a news release. She will take office on July 1.

Grinvald is currently Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. She is also a specialist in intellectual property.

“I have long admired Boyd Law for its pioneering role as Nevada’s first and only law school and for its innovative programming that produces practice-ready graduates well-prepared to serve and lead in their communities,” said Grinvald said in the statement. “The Boyd community, supported by diverse, energetic and engaged faculty, students and alumni, is well positioned to set the standard for legal education in the 21st century, and I am thrilled to lead these efforts. »

She will be the first Asian American to lead UNLV Boyd Law School, the college said.

Sara Gordon has been acting dean of the UNLV School of Law since the summer of 2021.

This followed news that Dan Hamilton, who had been in the role since 2013, would be leaving school at the end of June 2021 to focus on ‘urgent family matters’.

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