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Poster for Vanguard Court Watch honoring UCD Prison Law Clinic

Vanguard Court Watch Honors UCD Prison Law Clinic with Panel discussion featuring Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin

Saturday, November 15th Davis Senior Center 626 A St. Davis 5pm

Please join the Aoki Center in Congratulating the Prison Law Clinic as a recipient of this award.

Pioneering Chinese Law Students in American Law Schools

September 25th, King Hall Room 1002 12pm to 1pm

Chen Li is Lee Foundation Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis and Global Associate at National University of Singapore. His current main research interest is in Chinese legal history with a concentration upon early Chinese students' legal education in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. He is currently working on a project to chronicle the story of these early law students' experiences and academic performance in various law schools and programs, and their subsequent impact on reshaping the Chinese Diplomatic Service and creating modern legal education in China in the late 19th and early 20th century.In this talk, Chen Li will discuss early Chinese students' varied experiences in American law schools, and the Chinese Exclusion Act's pernicious effect on denying early Chinese law graduates to gain admission to the bar in the U.S.

Fellowship for Research on Race, Gender, Culture and Crime 2014

Consider applying  for the W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship for Research on Race, Gender, Culture and Crime 2014. Applications are due by May 12, 2014. The Fellowship program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. The Fellowship places particular emphasis on crime, violence, and the administration of criminal justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States. 
Find the application materials and more details here .

Critical Perspectives in Constitutional Law with Professor Harris

April 10th, King Hall Room 2304

Please join Professor Harris in a discussion about critical perspectives in Constitutional Law. All students are welcome. Food will be served.

Critical Perspectives in Civil Procedure with Dean Johnson

March 19th, King Hall Room 2304

Please join Dean Johnson in a discussion about critical perspectives in Civil Procedure. All students are welcome. Food will be served.

Critical Perspectives in Contract Law with Professor Joo

March 3rd. King Hall Room 2304

Please join Professor Joo in a discussion about critical perspectives in Contracts. All students are welcome. Food will be served.

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Science, Sexuality and (In)Security

February 28th, 9-4pm, UC Davis Art Annex

Join us for a Social Justice Mellon Project Event. This roundtable event will focus on emergent ethical concerns around race/ethnicity, reproductive technologies, and the production of national ontological insecurities. The dialogue will center on how "new" racism and sexism, and "old" homophobia manifest in the 21st century to regulate and contain sexual and reproductive freedom and mobility.

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Critical Perspectives on Tort Law with Professor Pruitt

February 11th, King Hall Room 2304

Please join Professor Pruitt in a discussion about critical perspectives in Tort Law. All students are welcome. Food will be served.

Critical Perspectives on Criminal Law with Professor Chin

January 29th, King Hall Room 2304

Please join Professor Chin in a discussion about critical perspectives in Criminal Law. All students are welcome. Food will be served.

Aoki Center Spring Speaker Series

January 14th, King Hall Room 2304

Join King Hall faculty to discuss critical perspectives on first year classes. On January 14, Professor Villazor will be discussing critical perspectives in Property Law. All are welcome, food will be served on all days.

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Django Unchained, Lincoln and 12 Years A Slave

November 14, from 4-6 PM in 126 Voorhies

On November 14, from 4-6 PM in 126 Voorhies, Professor Matthew Vernon and Meg Sparling will host a roundtable discussion about three recent films on African American slavery:Django Unchained, Lincoln, and Twelve Years a Slave. The release of these films poses many important questions, including: slavery's relationship to contemporary politics, the racial and gender politics of slavery's representation in these films (and others), and cinema's ability (or inability) to interrogate the complex relationship between spectatorship and witnessing. Everyone is welcome! We'll have wine and cookies. Hope to see you there.

15% and Growing Poster

15 Percent & Growing

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 Noon-1:00PM Room 1001 King Hall

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a sizable and rapidly growing portion of California. AAPIs today represent over 1 in every 7 residents in California and about 10% of the electorate. Come join us for a public forum on the policy priorities and civic engagement of AAPIs in California, featuring insights from policy scholars and community leaders on the ways to forge a new path forward.

Aoki Center Official Fall Launch Celebration

King Hall Courtyard, 6-8 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2013.

All students are welcome to join King Hall faculty and affiliates for the official fall launch and celebration of the Aoki Center. The Aoki Center sponsors programs at King Hall and across the UC Davis campus that highlight critical scholarship, connecting faculty who conduct critical scholarship on issues involving race, immigration, and/or nation with one another and with interested students. FOOD and DRINKS will be provided!

Jose Antonio Vargas on the Undocumented Experience

5:00 PM, King Hall Room 1001

You are invited to attend a special presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas at UC Davis School of Law. Vargas is the founder of Define American, a campaign that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration.

In 2011, in a groundbreaking and controversial essay published in The New York Times, Vargas revealed himself to be an undocumented immigrant. He also appeared on the cover of TIME magazine. Vargas has testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform, and written and directed Documented, a documentary film on his undocumented experience. He will preview clips from the film at this event. 

This event is sponsored by the Filipino Law Students Association (FLSA), the Aoki Center for Critical Race & Nation Studies, the Immigration Law Association, the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC), and UC Davis School of Law.

Critical Perspectives on First Year classes: Contracts Law with Professor Joo

King Hall - Room 2304

Professor Joo will speak about critical perspectives in Contracts Law. He will discuss the development of "substantive due process," a constitutional doctrine that protected freedom of contract and other economic rights, and its relationship to civil rights cases involving Chinese immigrants in 19th century America. His talk will be based on articles he has published on the topic: Yick Wo Re-Revisited: Nonblack Nonwhites and Fourteenth Amendment History, 2008 U. Ill. L. Rev 1427; and A New "Conspiracy Theory" of the Fourteenth Amendment, 29 U.S.F. L. Rev. 353 (1995). 

April 3rd at noon. Lunch will be served. This is part of the 2013 Aoki Center Spring Speaker Series

A New Vision for Racial Justice in the School of Law

Join us for an introductory talk on a leading edge model being used in law schools to cultivate racially just scholarship and practice. Speakers include: Dean Spade, J.D., joining via Skype from Columbia University and Jolie Harris, M. Ed. and Erica Dobney, M.A. of Thrive Social Justice Consulting. 

Sponsored by: The Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies, The Coalition for Diversity, and National Lawyers Guild. 

See the event flyer.

Thursday, March 14, 2013. 12-1pm. King Hall Room 2306. Lunch will be provided. 

Critical Perspectives on First Year classes: Criminal Law with Professor Chin

King Hall - Room 2304

Professor Chin will be speaking on critical perspectives in Criminal Law. He will talk about some of the ways in which the contemporary criminal justice system perpetuates or tolerates racism. These include: the criminal justice system's acceptance of discriminatory policing, prosecution and sentencing, racism in substantive criminalization, and the effects of cognitive bias. Lunch will be served.

This is part of the 2013 Aoki Center Spring Speaker Series.

Critical Perspectives on First Year classes: Torts with Professor Pruitt

King Hall - Room 2304

Professor Pruitt will be speak about critical perspectives in Tort Law. Lunch will be served.

This is part of the 2013 Aoki Center Spring Speaker Series.

Angela Harris presents her new book: Race and Equality Law

King Hall - Room 2303

Please join Professor Angela Harris for a preview of her new book, a volume of essays that show how critical race theory, an analytic approach developed in the United States, can shed light on the workings of race in political-legal systems as diverse as South Africa, New Zealand, France, and Latin and South America.

The essays reveal how, in country after country, equality law preserves racial inequality even while denouncing it.

See the event flyer.

Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Coalition for Diversity and Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies.

Critical Perspectives on First Year classes: Civil Procedure with Dean Johnson

King Hall - Room 2304

Dean Johnson will discuss "Integrating Racial Justice into the Civil Procedure Survey Course." The discussion, which will touch on gender and class as well as race, will be based on a published paper in 54 Journal of Legal Education 242 (2004). Lunch will be served.

This is part of the 2013 Aoki Center Spring Speaker Series.

Critical Perspectives on First Year classes: Constitutional Law with Dean Amar

February 5, 2013 - 12:00PM - King Hall Room 2302

Dean Amar talk will focus on critical perspectives about race, sex and the electoral college concerning Constitutional Law. Lunch will be served.

This is part of the 2013 Aoki Center Spring Speaker Series.

Critical Perspectives on First Year classes: Property Law with Professor Villazor

King Hall - Room 2304

Professor Villazor will give a presentation on "Critical Race Perspectives on Property Law." Lunch will be served. This is part of the 2013 Aoki Center Spring Speaker Series

Sikhs and Sikh Studies in the United States

Buehler Alumni Center

Although Sikhs have been present in the United States since the turn of the twentieth century, the recent tragic shooting at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, has brought them into the national spotlight. The lecture and discussion will examine these events in light of Sikh history in the United States and South Asia.

Discussion Panel Consisting of

Gabriel “Jack” Chin (Professor of Law)

Rajbir Judge (Graduate student of History)

Richard Kim (Associate Professor of Asian American Studies)

Co-sponsored by: Asian American Studies, History, Jewish studies, UC Davis Humanities and the UC Davis School of Law. For more Information please contact Gurjit Mann at ME/SA office at mesastaff@ucdavis.edu or call (530) 754-4926.

Serigrafia

Cruess Hall

A talented panel of printmaking experts have teamed up to collaboratively curate this exhibition that surveys the powerful tradition of information design in California’s Latino culture.

Start date: 10/8/12

End date: 12/7/12

Sponsored by: Design Museum, Exhibit Envoy, Department of Chicana/o Studies

Contact phone: 530-752-6150