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Prof. Nancy B. Rapoport


Current Position

UNLV Distinguished Professor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law
William S. Boyd School of Law
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Box 451003
Las Vegas, NV 89154-1003

Tel: 713-202-1881

Class: XVI (2005)Circuit: Ninth


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

Professional Career

UNLV Distinguished Professor (2022-), Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law (2007-) (previously called Gordon Silver Professor of Law), William S. Boyd School of Law, and Affiliate Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Lee Business School, 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)


Please see my CV at


Recipient of the 2022 UNLV Alumni Association’s Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award.
Named a UNLV Distinguished Professor in 2022,
Recipient of one of the NAACP Legacy Builder Awards (Las Vegas Branch #1111) (2018),
Commercial Law League of America’s Lawrence P. King Award for Excellence in Bankruptcy (2017).
Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 100 (2017),
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),
NAACP Branch #1111, Recipient of one of the Legacy Builder Awards (2018)