Reid Announces Nomination Of Anne Traum To The U.S. District Court For The District of Nevada

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced that Anne Traum has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Senator Reid recommended Traum to President Obama for this judicial vacancy.

“Anne Traum is a superb lawyer and educator, and she will be an excellent addition to the U.S. District Court of Nevada. From her work at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law, to her time at the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s office in Las Vegas, she has consistently proven herself to be a thoughtful and highly regarded jurist. Anne’s dedication to the law and deep commitment to the community is exemplified through her extensive pro bono work and tireless efforts to provide counsel to those who need it. I was pleased to recommend her to President Obama, and I look forward to her confirmation.”


Anne Rachel Traum is a Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law. Since 2015, she has served as Special Counsel in the Office for Access to Justice at the United States Department of Justice. Professor Traum joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law faculty in 2008, and she has served as the Director of the Appellate Clinic since 2009. She also served as the Associate Dean for Experiential Legal Education from 2013 to 2015. From 2002 to 2008, Professor Traum served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Las Vegas, Nevada. She served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada from 2000 to 2002, while on detail from the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where she worked from 1998 to 2000. She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Professor Traum received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1996 and her A.B. with honors from Brown University in 1991. She is a member of Temple Sinai in Las Vegas and serves as a regional board member for the Anti-Defamation League.