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Angela Sierra of California Attorney General's Office Speaks on Environmental Law

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Sep 17, 2018

Angela Sierra

Professor Rick Frank introducing Angela Sierra

The California Environmental Law and Policy Center kicked off its 2018-19 speaker series this week with Angela Sierra, Chief Assistant Attorney General of Public Rights.

Professor Rick Frank, director of the Center, introduced Sierra as well as Center Fellow Sunshine Saldivar ’18.  Sierra discussed the various sections of the California Attorney General’s office and the work done by each.

Once again, we had a full room of enthusiastic environmental students and faculty. I always am impressed with the dedication of our students to the public good.


Schwartz/Levi Inn of Court Starts the Year at King Hall

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Sep 17, 2018

Judge Kam

Judge Kam '95, our alum, receives SILC Award

Last week, UC Davis School of Law hosted the first meeting of the year of the Schwartz/Levi Inn of Court. The Inn is part of a national group of local inns that bring judges, lawyers, students, and law professors together to discuss cutting-edge legal issues and to build the commitment to the rule of law and civility in the legal profession. 

Judge Maguire

Incoming Inn President Judge Dan Maguire

I was allowed to welcome the attendees to King Hall, which included many alums, judges and justices (including Presiding Justice Vance Raye, Justice Kathleen Butz ’81, and Judge Stacy Boulware Eurie ’95, and Judge Emily Vasquez). I also introduced Professors Alan Brownstein and Carlton Larson as well as Senior Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Hollis Kulwin, Assistant Dean for Career Services Craig Compton, Academic Support Director Chris Ide-Don, Aoki Center Director Mary Louise Frampton, and California Environmental Law and Policy Center Director Rick Frank. Law student members include Anujan Jeevaprakash, Gerardo Zaragoza, Angela Breining, Ian Dougherty, Ismah Ahmad, Priyam Desai, John Clancy, Dana Sever Scott, Max Engel (Law Student Association President), Kendra Clark, Gymmel Garcia, Olivia Leary, William Hodge, and Fernando Reyes, all in the Class of 2019.

SLIC award

SLIC Award

I was honored with a SLIC (Scwhartz/Levi Inn of Court) Award for assisting in the preparation of the Inn's anniversary gala in June.

The Inn is a wonderful event for catching up with alums and students are able to meet judges, lawyers, and (possibly) future employers.


Victorio Shaw '11 Delves into Federal Indian Law

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Sep 10, 2018

Victorio Shaw '11

As part of the Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series, 2011 alum Victorio Shaw gave a talk, "Decolonizing Federal Indian Law." The September 4 lecture provided modern and historical context to one of America's most enigmatic fields of law.

Professors Mary Louise Frampton, director of the Aoki Center, Lisa Pruitt, myself, and Clay Tanaka attended to hear the powerful and informative lecture. It's wonderful to see our alums back at King Hall!