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Comstock's Juris Challenge

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Apr 4, 2013

I was recently interviewed for a story for Comstock's Magazine, a business publication for the greater Sacramento area. The piece, titled "Juris Challenge," documents what the region's law schools are doing to stay competitive.
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Here is one excerpt: "[Schools are] putting greater emphasis on clinical training that provides hands-on experience working on real cases. Both [UC Davis and McGeorge] have tapped into their extensive alumni networks for this and are getting tremendous support in response. One notable example is Davis’s newly minted Supreme Court clinic, the first of its kind in the nation, which gets students briefing cases in the California Supreme Court and is supported by Chief Justice and UCD alum Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye. 'We’re doing what we can to enhance the skills, exposure and understanding of our students,' says Kevin Johnson, dean of the UC Davis School of Law. 'The idea is to give our students an edge in getting them ready and equipped to be lawyers. Law firms are demanding that. It’s part of what we view as our charge.'"

You can read the full article here: The School of Law was also featured in Comstock's less than a year ago in stories about how our grads are faring in the job market and how our Career Services Office is ramping up its services for students.