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King Hall’s International Reach

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Apr 19, 2012

I am proud to announce a new partnership with a prominent law school overseas.
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Professor Afra Afsharipour, Jindal Global University Vice Chancellor Raj Kumar, me (wearing Jindal colors), and International Programs Director Beth Greenwood

Last Wednesday, I had dinner with a leader of Jindal Global Law School in India.  Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of Jindal Global University and Dean of Jindal Law School, and I signed a new Memorandum of Understanding over dinner in Burlingame.  Professor Afra Afsharipour, who has scholarship focusing on corporate governance in India, and International Programs Director Beth Greenwood attended the dinner with Professor Kumar and me.  Jindal Global Law School has similar agreements with UC Berkeley, Indiana-Bloomington, Arizona, and other law schools.

In its announcement, Jindal Law School said, “The MoU with the University of California, Davis, School of Law provides for collaborations through summer training programmes, joint research, seminars, publications, faculty collaborations and exchanges of faculty and students. Both law schools have agreed to nominate up to four students per year to attend the other law school for one semester."

With our commitments to research and teaching, UC Davis and Jindal are an excellent pairing.  King Hall is honored to be forming this new partnership, which underscores the importance of global legal education. 

In fact, UC Davis School of Law continues to build its international presence. 

I met with the newly appointed Chilean Ambassador to the United States last week.

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Me, Beth Greenwood, and Chilean Ambassador Felipe Bulnes

Ambassador Felipe Bulnes visited King Hall and met with me in the Dean’s conference room.  Prior to becoming Chilean Ambassador, Bulnes was the Chilean Minister of Justice and Minister of Education.  Ambassador Bulnes has practiced corporate law and has taught law and economics at top Chilean law schools.  The visit provided an opportunity to discuss the partnerships that the UC Davis School of Law has formed with major Chilean universities including the University of Chile and the Diego Portales University.  We talked about my plan to visit Chile, and our mutual experiences in a cold Cambridge winter (Bulnes has an LL.M. from Harvard). 

Ambassador Bulnes was very impressed with the UC Davis School of Law and hopes to return to give a talk when he is again on the West Coast.

Many thanks to our international partners!