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Justice Liu Returns to King Hall

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Apr 26, 2017

California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu once again visited UC Davis School of Law as part of the apiNXT series on "Shattering the Bamboo Ceiling." Justice Liu talked about his research on the declining numbers of Asian Americans at U.S. law schools and in the top echelons of the legal profession.

apiNEXTPhotos courtesy of Vanessa Hsieh

I had the honor of welcoming event attendees and introducing Justice Liu. He has been a frequent visitor to King Hall, having heard oral arguments with the California Supreme Court in our Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, delivered the keynote address at the 2012 Commencement Ceremony, judged the championship round of the Neumiller Moot Court competition, and more. Justice Liu just a few weeks ago was the keynote speaker at the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association annual banquet in Sacramento.

UC Davis has a special relationship with the California Supreme Court. Our faculty includes Professor Emeritus Cruz Reynoso, a former Justice on the Court. The Chief Justice of California, Tani Cantil Sakauye ’84, is a dedicated and committed alum. Other justices regularly visit the law school, including Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar (who spoke at the most recent UC Davis Law Review symposium), Ming Chin (who just last week presided as Chief Justice in the Neumiller competition), and Leondra Krueger (who previously judged that competition).