UC Davis Law Event Explores Racism in Western Academy

On April 20, UC Davis Law hosted the panel discussion “Looking in the Mirror: Exploring the Racial History of the Western Academy.” The event was sponsored by the Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies and UC Davis' Department of History and Humanities Institute.

The discussion featured distinguished scholars who have entered the terrain of investigating racism in western U.S. universities, exploring topics including antisemitism at Stanford and the naming of buildings at public universities after oppressors of Tribal Nations and Black and Asian people.

King Hall Team Advances to Student Trial Advocacy Nationals

Vivienne Pismarov ’22, Ariel Mendlin ’23, Taryn McLaughlin ’23 and Anika Gidwani ’24 emerged as West Coast champions in the prestigious annual Student Trial Advocacy Competition, held virtually March 10-13. The UC Davis Law student advocates have advanced to the April 8 national competition -- the first time a team from King Hall has done so in five years. 

The team achieved victory after facing off against some of the West Coast’s top teams, including UC Berkeley and McGeorge. 

UC Davis Law Announces Reynoso Academic Awards

The UC Davis Law faculty has unanimously approved the Reynoso Academic Awards to recognize law students with the highest grades in each class with more than 10 students. The awards are named after the late California Supreme Court Justice and UC Davis Law Professor Cruz Reynoso.