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Distinguished Alumna/us Award

The Award

The King Hall Distinguished Alumna/us Award is awarded by the UC Davis School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors to an alumna/us who embodies the values of the School and has demonstrated extraordinary post-graduate achievement in the legal profession or in service to society or to the School.


Nominees must be graduates of the UC Davis School of Law.  Nominees must have at least one recommendation describing the nominee’s achievement or service. Nominations may be made by any member of the public (e.g. need not be affiliated with UC Davis School of Law).

Selection Criteria

Award recipients are selected on the basis of their career achievements and service to society, such as contributions to the legal profession, education, public service, professional societies, and civic or community causes that reflect the values of the School; and/or on the basis of their commitment to the School through their contributions of service or financial support to the School.


Nominations may be submitted by mail or e-mail by August 11, 2018.

Nomination Form

The nomination form and further details can be viewed here (pdf) .

Past Award Recipients

2016 (Inaugural): Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye ’84, Chief Justice of California

2017: Darrell Steinberg '84, City of Sacramento Mayor

2018: Lt. Col. Gary Solis '71