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King Hall Student Enrique Fernandez to Kick Off City Council Campaign

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Feb 9, 2016

Law students are extremely busy people, but our own Enrique Fernandez ’16 is carving out time for a full-fledged political campaign.

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A native of nearby Woodland, Enrique has already served as Vice Chair of the Woodland Parks and Recreation Commission. Now he is running for a seat on the Woodland City Council.

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His official campaign kickoff is scheduled for March 15!


Ninth Annual King Hall Negotiations Competition

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Feb 8, 2016

The King Hall Negotiations Team (KHNT) held its ninth annual King Hall Negotiations Competition over the weekend.  This intraschool competition brought a great deal of student energy and enthusiasm to the King Hall. Besides the student energy, we had dozens of volunteer judges donate their time to judge the various rounds of the competition. The judges included Gary Loveridge, John McKinsey, Jason Jasmine, Marta Vanegas, Tracey Winsor, Austin Cho, and many other alumni (the full list is below).  Professor Donna Shestowsky, a dedicated and distinguished teacher and researcher, has devoted countless hours to make our negotiations and related skills training for our students.  Law Student Association President Samantha Mandell, who also heads the KHNT, smoothly led a team of students in organizing a very well-run competition.

And the winners after a day of high-spirited negotiations were:

Amanda Saunders '18
Emily Roberts '18
Kim Massih '18
Emily Lahl '18

The negotiations competition is part of a comprehensive set of skills trainings and competitions at UC Davis School of Law. Besides our extensive clinical and externship programs, we have many skills classes, including ones in negotiations, pretrial skills, mediation, alternative dispute resolution.  Our trial practice and moot court programs are among the bedrocks of the law school curriculum.

Congratulations to all who made it a great competition!

This is the full list of alumni judges. Thank you, King Hall alumni!

Andrew J. Alfonso '15
Kathryn R. Barfield '13
Byron R. Chin '08
Austin Cho '15
Shannon R. Clawson '10
Kara L. DiBiasio '13
Kevin M. Dubra' '15
David A. Eldridge '94
Jeremiah J. Harvey '10
Christopher D. Hughes '07
Brian C. Ito '08
Jason H. Jasmine '01
Kyle J. Junginger '14
Kristopher E. Kaiser '07
Gary F. Loveridge '72
Christopher D. Mays '09
John A. McKinsey '99
Sean A. Newland '14
Ryan M. Norman '12
Rachel R. Ray '11
Nathaniel B. Sabri '07
Saba S. Shatara '13
Jesse M. Suarez '12
Eric L. Toscano '09
Marta R. Vanegas '11
Tracy L. Winsor '96


Professor Oakley on the Campaign Trail with Hillary Clinton

Posted By Madhavi Sunder, Feb 5, 2016

Oakley and Clinton

John Oakley and his wife, Freddie Oakley (former Yolo County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters) wrote me that they are just back from a very interesting time in Iowa working on the front lines of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Along with other of Hillary Clinton’s Yale Law School classmates, John was assigned to canvass the East Side of Des Moines, a classically blue-collar, multi-racial district. In the end, Clinton won the East Side 54-46. Professor Oakley says those delegates were the difference in Hillary’s razor-thin margin statewide!