UNLV Law School

General Info

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The William S. Boyd School of Law, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), is the only law school in Nevada. It has a student body of approximately 470 students. The school is also home to the Wiener-Rogers Law Library, the largest law library in Nevada. The school was fully accredited by the American Bar Association in 2003 and been a member of the American Association of Law Schools since 2004.

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UNLV Law School Admissions

UNLV Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 33% of its applicants. Comparatively, Nevada is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2028 696 224 (32.18%) 104 (14.9%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.98 3.32 3.58
LSAT 155 158 161

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $25,749 $37,149
Part Time $19,469 $27,995

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $15,141
  • Living off-campus: $21,464
  • Living at home: $10,546

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 04/15
  • Application Fee: $50

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UNLV Law School Community

UNLV Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Nevada is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 27
  • Part Time: 38


  • # Female Faculty: 40
  • # Minority Faculty: 9


14.0 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: No
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

UNLV Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. UNLV Law School 1L section size is equal to law schools in Nevada and 26% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

UNLV Law School: 105
Nevada Average: 105
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 494
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 108

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 106
  • Law Journals: 165
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 3.6%
  • Second Year: 1.8%
  • Third Year: 1.4%
  • Fourth Year: 4.4%

UNLV Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The UNLV Law School class of 2023 had an employment rate of 87% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2023, 88.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 58.0%
  • Business: 8.0%
  • Government: 7.0%
  • Public Interest: 5.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Nevada: 87%
  • Utah: 3%
  • California: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 88.2%
  • First Time Takers: 135
  • Average School: 68.9%
  • Average State: 67.9%
  • Pass Difference: 1.0%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Nevada: 67.9%
  • Passed: 82 of 119 (68.9%)
  • State Average: 67.9%
  • Difference: 1.0%