King Hall Intraschool Negotiations Event Draws 34 Highly Competitive Teams

Thirty-four teams participated in UC Davis Law’s Intraschool Negotiations Competition, held March 4 at King Hall.

Congratulations to winning teams Sinporion Phuong ’25 and Mark Lerner ’25 and Garrett Vena ’24 and Ethan Hicks ’24, and to finalists Hannah Thomas and Morgen Hopson and Kim Martinez and Ethan Bell – all from the Class of 2025 – and to all the teams for their strong efforts in the competition.

Thanks to Dean Kevin R. Johnson for offering opening remarks, King Hall Negotiations Team advisor Professor Donna Shestowsky, and to all of our practitioner judges.

Brenda Quintanilla '24 Awarded American Immigration Lawyers Association Scholarship

Brenda Quintanilla ’24 has received the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s 2022 AILA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Law Student Scholarship.

According to AILA’s website, the scholarship is intended to provide academic, professional, and financial support to law students from historically underrepresented groups who are interested in the practice of immigration law and advocating on behalf of immigrant communities.

Class of 2022 Graduates, Current Students Achieve Exceptional Employment Success

More than 90% of UC Davis Law’s Class of 2022 has secured full-time legal employment, the highest job rate for a King Hall graduating class just out of law school in at least 15 years.

Career Services’ emphasis on employer recruitment and individual relationships with students has yielded positive outcomes, Assistant Dean of Career Services Craig Compton said.

“Our numbers continue to rise,” Compton said, in terms of employers participating in the law school’s many Career Services programs. “Our entire office is dedicated to recruiting employers.”

MLK Civil Rights Trial Competition Draws Top Teams to Sacramento

UC Davis Law hosted the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Trial Competition, held Oct. 14-16 at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento.

The tournament drew exceptional student advocates from 18 schools from across the country, including USC, Duke, Florida State, Stetson, and Fordham University. Top honors were ultimately claimed by Stetson in a close final round victory against USC.

King Hall Teams Shine in Regional Negotiations Competition

Congratulations to the 2L teams of Mitra Purpur and Raquel Rodriguez-Walmisley and Jessica Shyong and Emily McAtee, who competed in the ABA Regional Negotiations Competition, held Oct. 21-22 at the University of Colorado School of Law.

Purpur and Rodriguez-Walmisley won praise from the judges for their rapport building, teamwork and flexibility and earned the sixth-highest score. McAtee and Shyong won their head-to-head competition in the regional finals and will compete at the national competition in February 2023 in Chicago.