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 89 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.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

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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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Tour? Or reached out some other means?
i thought on the app it said if we applied before march 15 then we would hear back by early april
It does say that on the website.
Can anyone confirm seat deposit deadline please
So on the website it just says you have to pay the seat deposit by the due date that’s on your acceptance letter. So it seems like it could be different for everyone.
This is directly from the site “ To secure your seat in the entering class, you are required to pay one non-refundable seat deposit of $500 by the date noted on your admission letter.”
I have to imagine it’s a set date, Spivey says April 5th if anyone can confirm
Confirmed with someone who received an A this week, April 5th is the first date.
Im assuming that date doesn’t apply to those accepted after that deadline
Because how can you make a deposit if you’re not accepted yet lol
Well, of course. I am hoping they do the majority of acceptances this week.
That would be nice lol
I honestly forgot April was next week. I’m nervous now lol
Yeah we are one week away
Last I heard was before seat deposits. Did you hear the mid April date on a tour? It just seems so odd
No I heard it from the Associate Director of Admissions
Lindsay? Just over email? The last email I had was very likely before seat deposit.
You said you applied in January so maybe that's why. You applied before me
She told me this timeframe based on when I applied
Which was in feb
Anyone hear anything this week
Waitlist wave
@nugsnotdrugs: did you apply for pt/evening?
No, full time but I applied march 1st. Really late.
Okay gotcha, well I hope (if it’s what you want) that you’re able to get a spot! 🙏🏾
Me too thank you I'm so sadd, I think its almost impossible to get off the waitlist 🥲
I was waitlisted guys :( anyone else? how likely do you guys think we'll get off
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