Conference Speakers


Gloria M. Navarro, Chief Judge United States District Court, District of Nevada

Judge Navarro was nominated by President Barack Obama on December 24, 2009 to United States District Judge for the District of Nevada. She was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the U.S. Senate on May 5, 2010 (Cinco de Mayo) and took the oath as a United States District Judge on May 25, 2010. She continue reading →


Leslie C. Griffin, William S. Boyd Professor of Law

Dr. Leslie C. Griffin is the William S. Boyd Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. Professor Griffin, who teaches constitutional law, is known for her interdisciplinary work in law and religion. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from continue reading →


Mike Kattelman, President of the Washoe County Bar Association

Mike Kattelman is the managing partner of the law firm Silverman, Decaria & Kattelman, Chtd., in Reno, Nevada.  He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubel, and is included in Best Lawyers in America, 20th edition.  Mike primarily practices divorce law; is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation;  is the past Chairman of the Executive Council, Family Law Section, State continue reading →


Craig Stark, Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior and Director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Learning and Memory, UC- Irvine

Dr. Craig Stark is a Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior and Director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Learning and Memory at the University of California at Irvine. He holds an A.B. in Psychology from Harvard University and a Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.  Dr. Stark’s research continue reading →


Jean Sternlight, Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law

Professor Sternlight is the Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, where she also directs the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution.  She received her B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa and High Honors) from Swarthmore College and her J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard University, continue reading →