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Monday, October 14, 2013

Professor Lori Johnson Writes Article for October Nevada Lawyer

Lori Johnson is Lawyering Process Professor for the Boyd School of Law.

In the October Nevada Lawyer Magazine, the State Bar of Nevada's monthly publication, she wrote an article titled Effective Contract Drafting: Identifying the Building Blocks of Contracts.

"Many lawyers, particularly those who do not practice transactional law on a daily basis, become anxious when a client approaches them with a request to draft a contract. The skills required to mold a client's handshake deal into a well-drafted, enforceable contract are often overlooked in legal education. The oversight can leave practitioners feeling out of their elements. However, by using a few basic building blocks and appropriate drafting techniques, any lawyer can successfully draft a basic contract," she wrote in the article.

Prior to joining the faculty at the Boyd School of Law, Professor Johnson practiced at the Las Vegas office of Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., and the Chicago office of Winston & Strawn, LLP, specializing in the areas of real estate, commercial finance, and financial litigation.