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First Week of the 2015-2016 Year

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Aug 28, 2015

The first full week of classes has come to a close. It was an eventful week at the School of Law!

Some highlights:

Tuesday – Our 50th anniversary cake-cutting at King Hall.

Logo cake

Cutting cake

See the more photos on Facebook. Our event also received coverage in The Davis Enterprise!

Thursday – Members of the State Assembly, including King Hall alumni Luis Alejo ’01 and James Gallagher ’07, presented the School of Law with a resolution recognizing our 50th anniversary. Read the story on our website.

Assembly Resolution

Today – Leading scholars from across the region visited King Hall for the Northern California International Law Scholars Works-in-Progress workshop. The participants discussed and debated articles from top scholars, including our own Professor William S. Dodge. Thanks to Professor Anupam Chander, Director of our California International Law Center, for inviting me to deliver welcome remarks this morning.

It was a great first week of the 2015-2016 academic year!

Welcoming New Members to the Inn of Court

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Aug 27, 2015

Last night, I visited the California Court of Appeals in Sacramento for the orientation of new members of the Schwartz/Levi Inn of Court


The Inn, which has been affiliated with UC Davis School of Law since its formation in the early 1990s, is a group of lawyers, judges, and UC Davis School of Law faculty and students who meet monthly to eat dinner and discuss topical legal issues.  We had a stellar group of third-year law students at the orientation.  Inn President Judge Emily Vasquez welcomed them and told the group just how impressed the membership committee was with their credentials, achievements, and ambition.  A number of King Hall alums were also in attendance, including Justice Kathleen Butz ’81 (past Inn President) and new members Lee Seale ’01 and Diana Glick ‘07. 

As always, I was proud of our students and alums and happy to be around a supportive group of friends of UC Davis School of Law!

Congratulations to Brigid Jimenez on 30 Years

Posted By Madhavi Sunder, Aug 27, 2015

Congratulations to Brigid Jimenez, who marks 30 years of service with UC Davis this year!

Brigid and deans
Me, Brigid Jimenez, and Dean Kevin Johnson. Brigid is holding her 30-year pin.

Brigid has been an incredible presence in the Deans Office, serving as administrative assistant to three associate deans – first Kevin R. Johnson for almost a decade before he became Dean, then Vik Amar. Now I’m the lucky Senior Associate Dean who gets to work with Brigid by my side daily. Thank you, Brigid, for all you have done for King Hall.