University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Contact/ Disability Resource Center
Maria Pena, MS, MA
Associate Director, BSL Liaison
Assistive Technology/Disability Specialist
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Disability Resource Center
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-2015
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Student Services Complex A (SSC-A)
Education Advocacy Clinic
Students in the Education Advocacy Clinic work with graduate students from School of Education’s Educational Psychology Department to advocate for the educational rights of children with disabilities in the public school system. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the law school’s innovative Kids’ Court School, which educates child witnesses in Clark County court cases about the judicial process in order to reduce their system-induced stress. The clinic helps law students learn to work collaboratively with professionals in other disciplines, to advocate effectively in school disciplinary and other administrative proceedings, and to utilize research from other disciplines to develop best practices for interviewing child clients and witnesses.