Bailey Kennedy law clerk Mark Hesiak received the 2011 James E. Rogers Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award from UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law. Hesiak received the award based on his academic performance, course selection, class discussions and work as editor in chief of the Nevada Law Journal.
Hesiak graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in biochemistry. In addition to his legal work at Bailey Kennedy, he performed an externship with the Honorable James C. Mahan of the United States District Court. Pending the certification of his Juris Doctorate degree in May, Hesiak is projected to graduate summa cum laude from the Boyd School of Law. He will become an associate attorney at Bailey Kennedy upon passing the Nevada State Bar exam.
While studying at the Boyd School of Law, Hesiak participated in the Community Legal Education program where he taught a course on Bankruptcy for members of the community. He was selected as an Outstanding Student for his work to help those who are representing themselves in legal matters or have questions about the law.
“Mark has already proven that his intellect and work ethic are a great fit for our firm and clients,” said Dennis Kennedy, partner at the firm. “The James E. Rogers Award is the highest honor given at the law school every year and he certainly deserves it. We look forward to helping him grow into the fine attorney we know he will become.”
Bailey Kennedy, LLP (baileykennedy.com) was founded in 2001 by John R. Bailey. It has been named among the “Best Places to Work” in Las Vegas and Nevada by Las Vegas Business Press, In Business Las Vegas and Nevada Business magazine. The firm focuses on litigation, appellate work, healthcare law and administrative law. Its dynamic team of professionals represents, among others, top healthcare facilities, publicly traded corporations, gaming companies, financial institutions, travel and tourism leaders, public entities, real estate developers, entertainment concerns, and entrepreneurs. For more information, call 702.562.8820.