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Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye '84, Justice Duarte Visit King Hall

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Nov 13, 2015

Yesterday was a wonderful day at King Hall.  Justice Elena Duarte of the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, guest lectured to our clinical students, offering tips on advocacy in the trial and appellate courts.  Justice Duarte has regularly lectured to our clinical students over the years and was graciously introduced by Professor Amagda Pérez.  I sat in on the class as the students and faculty were enthralled by Justice Duarte's advocacy pointers as well as her inspirational presence.

Shortly afterward in the afternoon, the Chief Justice of California, Tani Cantil-Sakauye ‘84, visited her alma mater King Hall. 

Chief and FLSA Board
The Chief Justice with the FLSA board and me

Chief speaks to students
The Chief Justice speaks in the Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom.

The Filipino Law Students Association (FLSA) invited the Chief Justice to speak as part of their "culture week," and the students anxiously prepared for a wonderful visit.  Always gracious and full of positive energy as well as great advice for the students, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye talked about her career in the law (including the path to Chief Justice), challenging cases that the courts face, and the challenges facing the California judiciary.  A graduate of UC Davis undergrad as well as the School of Law, the Chief Justice spoke fondly of her classmates and experiences here.

Today was a nice reminder of the special community of students, faculty, alums, and friends that we are privileged to have at UC Davis School of Law.