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William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV

Rank 78 (USNWR 2024)
160
Median LSAT
3.78
Median GPA
33.6%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV
  • University of Nevada—Las Vegas
  • 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 78 in 2024 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 2024 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 3.78. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.42 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.89.

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

LSD has stats for 87 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?

$42,578.00
Tuition
21st percentile
$29,678.00
In-state tuition
$71,268.00
CoA
27th percentile
73.90%
Bar pass rate
62nd percentile
$75,000.00
Salary, 25th %
78th percentile
$90,000.00
Salary
68th percentile
$70,000.00
PI Salary
96th percentile

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

In 2024, 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.

Faculty

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.

Facility

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.

Library

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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nugsnotdrugs
11:58
That could be true.
unless your interested in the part time evening, would you?
nugsnotdrugs
12:36
It says you can change back to full time after first year but I dont know how that would work. Like if you'll eventually graduate within 3 years still. But I said Yes anyways
I got accepted to a full time Masters in a completely different field. So I don't even know if I should even be considering... FML lol
But yea, take more classes in the summer and you can eventually finish faster
nugsnotdrugs
13:22
Sameeee (kinda) I'm in the midddle of signing a lease in another state and this survey is giving false hope
SomedaySoon
13:27
Yes I received it also
SomedaySoon
13:28
I think it may be automatically sent to everyone on the waitlist.
SomedaySoon
13:29
@nugsnotdrugs: ugh is the lease for another law school you were accepted to or are you just moving? That’s a tough space to be in so hopefully you can receive an update soon
SomedaySoon
13:31
Yesterday was the second seat deposit due date so that’s probably why they sent out the email today too
nugsnotdrugs
13:42
@SomedaySoon: yes the lease is for another law school 🥲
nugsnotdrugs
13:43
But is it common for law school or UNLV to send a survey like that or wasnit becausw not many people deposited lol
I applied last year, WL, and I got the same survey. Only difference this year is the part time evening interest. Which is weird because last year I asked if there are available seats for part-time could I offer interest in those? and they said no, only in what I applied for
I think its false hope.
nugsnotdrugs
13:46
@BumpyRudeVulture: thats crazy.
nugsnotdrugs
13:47
They be playing with our emotions.
lol seriously!
nugsnotdrugs
17:53
Someone got a WL->acceptance. But they received the email over the weekend, and the email's context was "stating that the admissions committee was meeting this week to discuss waitlisted candidates." We did not get the same email.
nugsnotdrugs
17:54
Also they retook the Lsat and did better; I don't think I should have hope since my stats still low lol
They're definitely focused on LSAT since their ranking has been going down. Last year they waited until the week before classes began to send the final decision, so Im not gunna keep waiting :/
nugsnotdrugs
11:58
Yeah and I was thinking if they did want me, I would have heard by now. Imma sign my lease F it!!!
Did everyone recieve the email asking if you were waiting to consider a part time program if accepted?
this was the email I recieved was everyone's like this: Our admissions committee has asked about your continued interest in Boyd Law. Please promptly complete this form to let us know. Warm regards, Dean Lue Sang
nugsnotdrugs
18:58
Only to complete the for you quoted, not an email about part time. But the form/survey asked if you'd considered part time.
nugsnotdrugs
18:58
Form*
SomedaySoon
19:04
I was accepted from the waitlist. Got the call on Tuesday but I also applied for PT Evening. Hoping you all get good news soon. 🤞🏾 They said they don’t send final decisions out until the first week of classes because they have admitted people into the first week even though it’s uncommon.
nugsnotdrugs
19:30
@SomedaySoon: Congratulations!!! Im so happy for you!
SomedaySoon
0:46
Thank you!!
You originally applied to the PT evening? or full time, then responded to the email willing to accept PT?
And congrats!!! thats so exciting
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