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Saul Garcia '94 Sworn in as Superior Court Judge

King Hall alum Saul Garcia '94 was sworn in as judge on the Stanislaus County Superior Court. Previously Garcia was a supervising deputy public defender in San Joaquin County. Saul Garcia will be a great judge! 

Black Law Students Association Banquet

Guest post by Senior Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Emily Scivoletto

It was my pleasure to attend the lovely Black Law Students Association Banquet held in Sacramento on Feb. 25. Professor Joe and longtime supporter of King Hall - Judge Nunley of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California - provided remarks and gave stoles to the BLSA members.

Save the Date: Celebrating King Hall 2024

Join UC Davis School of law faculty, students and staff for a reception celebrating all the law school represents on Thursday, March 7 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. During the event, the law school will recognize outstanding members of the King Hall community including:

2024 KHOP Winter Session Success

This week I received a signed card from the King Hall Outreach Program (KHOP) 2024 Winter Session participants. It was a pleasure meeting them and discussing their interest in law. I hope they choose to attend our exceptional law school!

Schwartz/Levi Inn of Court Members Help at Fourth & Hope

On President's Day weekend, members of the Schwartz/Levi Inn of Court made dinner for 100 at Fourth & Hope in Woodland. It was a great group, with Superior Court of Yolo County Judge Dan Maguire, who taught a popular intellectual property class for many years at the law school. He made the main course, a wonderful pasta in red sauce. It was served with salad, bread, tangerines, chocolate chip cookies, and drinks. 

Political Science Students x King Hall Mixer

On Wednesday, Feb. 21 our fantastic UC Davis Law Students Association is hosting a mixer in the King Hall courtyard from 6 - 7 p.m. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate political science students to learn all about pursuing a career in law while enjoying delicious food. 

Lawcappella Surprises Staff Meeting With Valentine's Day Tunes

The super-talented Lawcappella celebrated Valentine's Day by singing songs around King Hall.  The great singers brought cheer to our day and appeared at the All Staff meeting. The first song honored all staff. The second tune was "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and was gifted to me by the King Hall Negotiations Team. 


Aoki Center Hosts UC Davis Law Professor Emeritus Bill Ong Hing

This week, the Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies hosted University of San Francisco Law Professor (and UC Davis Law Professor Emeritus) Bill Ong Hing, who spoke about his new book Humanizing Immigration: How to Transform Our Racist and Unjust System (2023). His book calls for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Professor Hing is the Founding Director of the Deportation Defense Clinic.