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Photos from Centro Legal de la Raza Gala

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Apr 16, 2015

I just received some photos from the Centro Legal de la Raza 46th Anniversary Gala, where I was honored to received the Outstanding Achievement in the Law Award last weekend in Oakland. King Hall was well-represented at the event!

Cruz at event
Raymundo Jaquez '14 of Centro Legal, Professor Emeritus Cruz Reynoso, and Juan Vera of Centro Legal

With Bill Tamayo
Bill Tamayo '78, me, and Sergio Garcia

Speech
Acceptance speech after receiving the Outstanding Achievement in the Law Award

Boxer by video
Senator Barbara Boxer appeared via video to receive the Lifetime Achievement award.

Centro Legal de La Raza provides free or low-cost, bilingual, culturally sensitive legal aid for low-income residents of the Bay Area. To learn more, visit http://centrolegal.org.


The Weekend in Photos

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Apr 13, 2015

On Friday, I blogged about the action-packed weekend in store for the King Hall community. Here are a few shots from some of those events:

Stoel reception
Admitted students, alumni, and special guest Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit gathered at the Sacramento office of Stoel Rives for a reception.

Centro Legal award
Meanwhile, I attended the Centro Legal de la Raza Gala in Oakland, where I received the Outstanding Achievement in the Law Award. I was honored to receive this beautiful plaque, which now occupies a special spot in my office.

Soucek mock class
Professor Brian Soucek taught a mock class on Anti-Discrimination Law as part of Admitted Students Day on Saturday. It was great to see so many prospective (and committed!) members of the Class of 2018 -- King Hall's 50th entering class!

Dr Ives 2015
On Sunday, the students of the Entertainment & Sports Law Society hosted the annual Dr. Ives Basketball Tournament. Pictured here is the winning team.

Neumiller winners
Niall Roberts ’16 and Anita Bamshad ’16 won the 2015 Irving L. Neumiller Competition on Saturday. The team turned in an outstanding performance before a distinguished panel of judges.

Neumiller group
Rear (L-R): Me, Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Justice Leondra Kruger of the Supreme Court of California, and Kurtis C. Keller '12, an associate at the Neumiller & Beardslee law firm in Stockton. (The moot court competition is named for Irving L. Neumiller, one of the firm's original partners.) Front (L-R): Niall Roberts ’16, Anita Bamshad ’16, Abigail Mulvihill '16, and Aaron Israel '16. (Not pictured: Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw, also of the Ninth Circuit, who had to leave to catch her flight.)

Judges and team
It was a busy and fun King Hall weekend!


Recent Highlights

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Apr 13, 2015

The 2014-15 academic year is rapidly coming to a close.  Recent weeks have seen a number of wonderful end-of-the-year events.  High points to the year include:

--  A rise in the U.S. News and World Report rankings

--  A stellar 86% passage rate on the California bar examination for the Class of 2014

--  Another increase in the employment percentage of the Class of 2014

Commencement for the Class of 2015 will take place on May 15, 2015. California Supreme Court Justice Mariano Florentino "Tino" Cuellar will be speaking at the graduation.

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 and to the entire UC Davis School of Law community for a successful 2014-15 academic year!