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Admitted Students Weekend 2012

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Apr 18, 2012

UC Davis School of Law hosted nearly 100 admitted students and their guests on Friday and Saturday for a special slate of activities to give them a taste of King Hall as they decide where to attend law school.

On Friday, we held a reception for alumni and admitted students at the Sacramento office of Best Best and Krieger.  Our gracious hostess was BBK partner Kara Ueda ’00, President of the King Hall Alumni Board.  Alum Emilio Camacho ‘11 addressed the attendees, speaking about the wonderful community at King Hall and encouraging admitted students to attend UC Davis.  Many alums were in attendance including Tom Stallard ’75, Alberto Roldan ’92, Gage Dungy ’03, Michael Mills ’97, and Linda McAtee ’85, and many more.

Current King Hall student groups hosted gatherings in Downtown Davis on Friday night, with events sponsored by La Raza and Lambda, among others.  It was great of the student groups to be so welcoming of our admitted students!

Then Saturday brought a full day of great programs at King Hall!  I, along with Assistant Dean Sharon Pinkney and Law Students Association President Rabia Paracha ’12, welcomed the admitted students in our Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom.  The day’s agenda featured informational sessions on the 1L curriculum, Career Services, the Law Library, Academic Success, Financial Aid, Student Life, and areas of study including public interest law and environmental law.  We had lunch (enchiladas) in the sunny King Hall Courtyard.  Then students took a tour of the UC Davis campus (I heard they were impressed with the gym!), and ended the day with a reception at the Gunrock Pub.  I’d like to thank the faculty members who took time to take part in activities throughout the day!  They include Vik Amar, Rex Perschbacher, Cruz Reynoso, Rick Frank, Thomas Joo, Courtney Joslin, Al Lin, John Hunt, Krystal Callaway Jaime, Lawrence Green, and Meehan Rasch. 

I heard a lot of positive feedback from admitted students.  They were impressed by our warm and friendly community, and our beautiful new facility.

Afterward, one student wrote to me in an e-mail, “I cannot tell you how impressed I was with everyone I encountered on campus.  The current students were so warm and friendly, and the other admitted students were equally kind.  I thought it was fantastic that you took the time to interact with everyone and even gave us a personal tour of your office.  UC Davis struck me as an institution that truly invests in its students and honors Dr. King's legacy in every aspect.  I know that I will be both challenged and encouraged in that type of environment. I felt honored to be admitted, and I am so grateful that the school was able to work with me so that I can attend. I am very excited to join and contribute to this community.  Thank you again for taking the time to speak with me.”

Many thanks to everyone who organized and attended Admitted Students Weekend!