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Prof. Nancy B. Rapoport

Professor

Current Position

Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
William S. Boyd School of Law
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Box 451003
Las Vegas, NV 89154-1003
USA

Tel: 713-202-1881
Email: nancy.rapoport@unlv.edu

Class: XVI (2005)Circuit: Ninth

Education

Rice University, B.A., summa cum laude (1982)
Stanford Law School, J.D. (1985)

Professional Career

Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law (2007-) (previously called Gordon Silver Professor of Law); Interim Dean (2012-13); Senior Advisor to the UNLV President (2014-2015); Acting Executive Vice President & Provost (7/1/15-4/30/16); Special Counsel to the President (2016-), University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dean & Professor of Law (2000-06); Professor of Law (2002-07), University of Houston Law Center
Dean & Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law (1998-00)
Professor (granted while in my first semester of deaning at Nebraska), The Ohio State University College of Law (1998)
Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Ohio State University (1996-98)
Associate Professor, The Ohio State University College of Law (1995-98)
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University College of Law (1991-95)

Affiliations

American Board of Certification, Dean of Faculty (2011-13)
JURIST (http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/), Board of Directors (2008-)
American Bankruptcy Institute, Board of Directors (2008-); VP Research/Grants (2013-) (2008-)
American Board of Certification (board certification for bankruptcy lawyers) (2007-13)
Rice Alumni Volunteers for Admission, Advisory Board and liaison to Association of Rice Alumni Board (2007-10)
NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education (2005-09)
Texas Center for Legal Ethics (2004-06)
Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, Advisory Board (2004-06) (2004)

Publications

Law Firm Job Survival Manual: From First Interview to Partnership Wolters Kluwer 2014 Co-author with Jeffrey D. Van Niel
"Final Report of the ABI National Ethics Task Force" available at http://materials.abi.org/sites/default/files/2013/Apr/Final_Report_ABI_Ethics_Task_Force.PDF 2013 Co-reporter with Lois R. Lupica
Collier Compensation, Employment and Appointment of Trustees and Professionals in Bankruptcy Cases LexisNexis (one of several revision authors) 2009
"Rethinking U.S. Legal Education: No More 'Same Old, Same Old'," 45 Conn. L. Rev. 1409 2013
"Analysis and the Arts," Zenon Bankowski, Maksymiliam Del Mar & Paul Maharg, The Arts and the Legal Academy: Beyond Text in Legal Education 101, Ashgate Press 2012
"Black Swans, Ostriches, and Ponzi Schemes," 42 Golden Gate L. Rev. 627 2012
"The Case for Value Billing in Chapter 11," 7 J. Bus. L. & Tech. Law 117 2012
"Changing the Modal Law School: Rethinking U.S. Legal Education in (Most) Schools," 116 Penn St. L. Rev. 1119 2012
Law School Survival Manual: From LSAT to Bat Exam Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer 2010 Co-author with Jeffrey D. Van Niel
"Rethinking Fees in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases," 5 J. Bus. & Tech. Law 263 2010 Author
"Through Gritted Teeth and Clenched Jaw: Court-Initiated Sanctions Opinions in Bankruptcy Courts," 41 St. Mary's L.J. 701 2010 Author
"Debtor Counsel's Fiduciary Duty: Is There a Duty to Rat in Chapter 11?" 29 Am. Bankr. Inst. Journal 16 2010 Author (with C.R. Bowles)
"Academic Freedom and Academic Responsibility," (reviewing Matthew W. Finkin & Robert C. Post, For The Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom, Yale University Press (2009), 13 Green Bag 2D 191 Winter 2010
Enron and Other Corporate Fiascos: The Corporate Scandal Reader 2d 2009
Collier Compensation, Employment and Appointment of Trustees and Professionals in Bankruptcy Cases LexisNexis (one of several revision authors) 2009
"Swimming with Sharks," Lawyers in Your Living Room! Law on Television 163 (Michael Asimow, ed. 2009 Author
"The Curious Incident of the Law Firm That Did Nothing in the Night-Time" (reviewing Milton C. Regan, Jr., Eat What You Kill: The Fall of a Wall Street Lawyer Univ. of Michigan Press 2004), 10 Legal Ethics 98 2007
"Bankruptcy Pro Bono Representation of Consumers: The Seven Deadly Sins" (with Roland Bernier) 44 Hous. Lawyer 18 June 2007
"Reflections of a Former Dean," Law School Leadership Strategies: Top Deans on Benchmarking Success, Incorporating Feedback from Faculty and Students, and Building the Endowment, 199 Aspatore Books 2006
"Not Quite 'Them,' Not Quite 'Us': Why It's Difficult for Former Deans to Go Home Again," 38 Toledo L. Rev. 581 2006
"Eating Our Cake and Having It, Too: Why Real Change Is So Difficult in Law Schools," 81 Ind. L.J. 359 (solicited manuscript for a symposium at Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law- The Next Generation of Law School Rankings) 2006

Awards

Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel, Public Service Counsel of the Year (2009)
Named a "Woman of Vision" (2004),
Named "Best Local Girl Made Good" (2003),
Received a Distinguished Alumna Award from Rice University (2002),
Honored in 2000 by the Nebraska State Bar Association as a Legal Pioneer for Women in Law (first woman to serve as the dean of a Nebraska Law School) (2002),
The Ohio State University College of Law, Outstanding Professor of the Year (1997),