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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jan. 29 Boyd Briefs Now Available

The Jan. 29 edition of Boyd Briefs is now available.

This week's edition features Professor Anne Traum, student Michael Alires, and alumna Alissa Cooley '14. 

Professor Traum's hallmark is drawing on theory to propose sensible reforms that can reasonably be implemented within the existing legal rules or with only incremental change. With increasing interest in criminal justice reform both on the bench and in the halls of policy makers, Professor Traum's fresh voice is being heard on the national stage.

Now in his third year, Alires works as a part of the Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic's inaugural class. He also has served on the Student Bar Association Board of Governors, as a member of the UNLV Gaming Law Journal, and as Vice President of the UNLV Graduate and Professional Student Association.

Immigration law is a new passion for Cooley. Though long interested in indigent defense and the protection of constitutional rights, she had never considered immigration law as an outlet. Her first experience with immigration law occurred in the fall of her 4L year, when she assisted in the release of a student-authored report on the conditions of confinement for immigrant detainees at the Henderson Detention Center.

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