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Monday, May 19, 2014

Boyd Deans, Alumni Featured in Nevada Lawyer

(l-r) Dean Dan Hamilton, Associate Dean Anne Traum, Josh Correlli,
John Funk, and Kendelee Works
Dean Dan Hamilton, Associate Dean Anne Traum, and several Boyd alumni are featured in the May issue of Nevada Lawyer, the State Bar of Nevada's monthly publication.

Dean Dan Hamilton and Associate Dean Anne Traum co-authored the Dean's Column: Students Know Best Why the UNLV Experience Pays. "... students rave about the hands-on learning opportunities and interaction with the legal community. From day one, students are involved in pro bono work through the community service program, which has served more than 50,000 clients. UNLV's small size (about 100 new students in incoming classes) means that students get individualized attention in class, assistance on bar prep and counseling on finding jobs," the column reads.

Alumnus Josh Correlli '05 wrote Avoiding Successor Liability in An Asset Sale. "In order to avoid an exception to the general rule, the parties should negotiate and enter into an asset purchase and sale agreement that specifically contemplates the exceptions to the general rule. Seemingly most important, if all of the seller’s obligations and liabilities are disclosed in the agreement, the parties can decide which, if any, obligations that the buyer is assuming," he wrote.

Alumnus John Funk '11 authored So Your Client Has a Judgment; Now What? In it, he wrote, "Compensation for your client does not end with a judgment; it only ends when your client has successfully executed on that judgment by realizing a monetary return. Many attorneys consider a successful jury verdict, or the granting of a motion for summary judgment, to be the victory for their client. However, most clients have a sense of lasting victory only after they are actually paid what they are owed."

Alumna Kendelee Works '05 wrote Young Lawyers: If You Want to Try Cases in Nevada, You Want to be Part of the Trial Academy. "... the Trial Academy provides an unmatched hands-on approach to learning about the art of trial practice from some of the finest justices, judges and trial attorneys from throughout Nevada," she wrote. She continued, "Past participants attest that this is a rare opportunity to get feedback, in a very small and intimate setting, directly from the same judges that may someday decide their cases."