William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV

Rank 89 (USNWR 2023)
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  • William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV
  • University of Nevada—Las Vegas
  • UNLV

William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV is a law school located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The school was ranked 89 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV is approximately 124.

Admissions website: https://law.unlv.edu/admissions

Admissions email: lindsey.baker@unlv.edu

Admissions phone: (702) 895-4189

Can I get into William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV with aGPA andLSAT?

William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 155 160 162
GPA 3.42 3.74 3.84
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 886 29
# Admissions offers 314 -
Class size 124 21
% Accepted 35.4% 62
% Yield 38.2% 83

During the 2023 application cycle, 886 people applied and 314 were offered admission.

University of Nevada—Las Vegas has a 1L class size of 124, and yield of 38.22%. 120 out of 314 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 38.22% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Nevada—Las Vegas has a median LSAT of 160. The 25th percentile LSAT is 155 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 162.

The median GPA is 3.74. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.42 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.84.

William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 90 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV cost per year?

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Cost of attending William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV

In 2023, tuition was $42,578 and the annual cost of attending was $71,268 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Nevada—Las Vegas make $90,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $70,000.

50.3% of law graduates from University of Nevada—Las Vegas go directly to work for law firms, while 31.0% clerk for a judge. 3.4% of graduates go into public interest.

73.9% of University of Nevada—Las Vegas graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV

The William S. Boyd School of Law, the first and only public law school in Nevada history, commenced classes in fall 1998 and now has graduated more than 2,700 students. Located in a unique, dynamic, and continually growing metropolitan area, Boyd offers its students an evolving social climate in which to study the law and observe and participate in its application. The law school is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.


The full-time faculty consists of experienced, accomplished, and well-respected legal educators. All faculty members have excellent credentials, experience, and reputations; all are people for whom teaching and mentoring of students is very important; and all are people who are eager to serve their community through scholarship, civic involvement, and various outreach programs. The law school also taps into the wealth of talent in the local bar association for adjunct faculty who teach a variety of specialized courses.

Community Service

A unique aspect of a Boyd education is an early focus on service learning. Under the supervision of attorneys from Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Nevada Legal Services, and the law school, all first-year students participate in a community service program directing informational workshops and providing legal information to those in need on the subjects of bankruptcy, foreclosure mediation, small claims, family law, paternity custody, immigration, mediation, and guardianship. After the first year, in our Partners in Pro Bono Program, students work one-on-one with attorney mentors on pro bono cases. These programs are intended to acquaint students with the large unmet need for legal services and to instill a lasting commitment to community service and pro bono work.


The Boyd School of Law facility includes the William S. Boyd Hall, the Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building, and the Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility. Classrooms include state-of-the art technology for presentations using PowerPoint, video, and document cameras, and are equipped to facilitate videoconferencing and distance learning. Classroom, lounge, and study space offer students indoor and outdoor wireless access seating areas where they can make productive use of their time between classes.


The Wiener-Rogers Law Library holds the most substantial collection of legal materials in the state of Nevada. The library is staffed by excellent, service-oriented librarians who have come from major libraries across the country. Patrons and students have access to a core collection of important material in printed and micro formats. The library offers one computer lab and provides numerous carrels for individual study, as well as group study rooms. The growing library collection now exceeds 400,000 volumes and microform volume equivalents.

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looks like first wave of admits came out today
think they're done with today's wave?
Early As here showing they may be a tad more generous with the $ this year
UNLV is awesome
anyone else go UR2?
yeah. right before i got accepted. both this and last year
@OvertReconditeSpider: how long after?
Iike 1 or 2 days i think
Sorry, probably a dumb questions, but when you guys say "UR2", you status says "under review 2"
@NeatFabulousCollie: nah it still says "under review" but the date changed
Okay, good that's what I was thinking cause that's how mine was AND I JUST GOT THE A
same here!
did you get phone call yet?
@DisillusionedSpikyNewt: no, that's why I'm still so nervous because Ive heard horror stories of people getting accepted and then they get told it was by mistake
The call came for me about 1 hour after status checker
Dean Lue Sang is awesome!!!
What happens if you miss the call?
I was at work when they called so they left me a voicemail and let me know the scholarship award they had given me... I got an email with all of the info later in the day as well
Oh gottcha thank you!
"As" for the holidaze!
I missed the call too lol came here to see if I should call back or simply wait for an email
up to you honestly, i got the email a few hours later
@Legaldeez: have you rcvd a decision yet?
hey guys would you say I have a chance alt full ride with 3.47/173 for UNLV
often times they will give full rides only to people in the 75th 75th
but with a 173 I have no idea that's a great score
damn :/ it is my top choice and I was really hoping to go for free as its quite expensive as OOS
did the admissions tell you that or is it kinda just something you observed? (not trying to go against what you said) just wanting further insight
at least on here over the last 2 years. it looks like full tuition is given to people above both 75ths
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