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Celebrating King Hall 2014

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Mar 14, 2014

Last night, I was proud to celebrate the best of the law school community at an event titled, naturally, “Celebrating King Hall.” This exciting event featured Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient Professor Ed Imwinkelried, recognized scholarship recipients and donors, and honored other outstanding achievements. In the past, the Distinguished Teaching Award has been presented at a formal sit-down dinner. I encouraged the staff to make this year’s event a more lively stand-up reception, with classy decor and live music. I was glad to hear that attendees enjoyed the change!
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I had a wonderful time visiting with faculty, alumni, donors, students, staff, and friends. It was wonderful to see Professor and Dean Emeritus Bruce Wolk and Senator Lois Wolk. I talked with Justice Louis Mauro ’87, Justice Kathleen Butz '81, and alumni board members Gage Dungy '03, Kara Ueda '00, Carol Livingston '80, John O’Malley '98, Amal Abu-Rahma ‘97, Kelly Borelli '92, Melissa Jones '99, and Alberto Roldan '92. Many of our faculty were in attendance.

This was the order of the program:


Miles Prince ’14 did a great job speaking about the importance of student scholarships. I was pleased to recognize registrar Nicole Waterman, who is retiring this summer after 37 years at King Hall. Attendees paused to remember the late Thelma Kido, the beloved administrator and registrar. It was wonderful to see members of the Kido family in attendance. We unveiled a portrait of Thelma, who was a founding member of King Hall. Marion Cantor ’82 and the Class of ’82 commissioned the portrait in her honor.

Professor Floyd Feeney told funny and poignant stories about the late Professor Jim Hogan before introducing Professor Imwinkelried as the DTA recipient. Professor Imwinkelried also paid tribute to Professor Hogan during his remarks. Jim’s wife Jan Hogan was there as Professor Imwinkelried’s guest.

Ed and Me
Professor Imwinkelried and me

The Distinguished Teaching Award was established with support from Bill and Sally Rutter to honor "law teachers who give stellar performances in the classroom." Read more about the award here.

See more photos from the event on the law school's Facebook page.

Thanks to all who attended last night’s great event! I truly enjoyed “Celebrating King Hall” with you.