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Summertime Update

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Jul 1, 2015

We’re in the middle of a busy summer at King Hall!

Recent graduates from the Class of 2015 can be found throughout the building studying for the upcoming California Bar Exam (Good luck, all!). Our faculty are reacting to high-profile decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court (See Associate Dean Vik Amar’s recent appearance on Southern California Public Radio’s AirTalk.). And the School of Law is bustling with activity thanks to several summer programs.

Summer Tax Institute - The 25th annual Summer Tax Institute ran from June 15 to 18 and brought scores of participants to King Hall. The intensive, 4-day educational program for tax professionals brought attendees from the public and private sectors, representing accounting firms, law firms, state agencies, and private industry from throughout the country.

International Programs – Our International Law Programs have several summer offerings, including, right now, a licensing academy in intellectual property and technology transfer. Professor Emeritus Dan Simmons and Executive Director Beth Greenwood just updated me on our summer LL.M. program in International Commercial Law (ICL), writing: “This summer we’re pleased to welcome 30 new and returning ICL students.  Countries represented include Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, England, Iraq, Japan, Mexico, Poland and Switzerland. Once again, summer finds a rich selection of classes for our summer ICL LL.M. participants.  Courses offered at UC Davis include:  Orientation in U.S.A. Law, Intellectual Property, Business Associations, Comparative Law, Antitrust, Structuring an International Joint Venture, and the Licensing Academy.  Also this year we offered an International Comparative Environmental Law Seminar in Como, Italy.”

Alumni and Admitted Student Events – July brings events across the state, including luncheons, happy hour gatherings, and a baseball game. Alumni and admitted students are welcome! Check out the events calendar on the School of Law home page to learn more.

Intro Week BBQ – We’ll kick off the 2015-2016 academic year with our Welcome BBQ for the entering 1L class, which has the incredible distinction of being the Law School’s 50th class!

I’ll keep updating the Dean’s Blog throughout this very active summer at King Hall!

Stay cool!