Discussing New Critical Guide to Civil Procedure Book

This week, three editors of the 2022 book A Guide to Civil Procedure: Integrating Critical Legal Perspectives (NYU Press) spoke virtually at UC Davis School of Law. The Law School, Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies, and the UC Davis Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion co-sponsored the event.

Mexican Consul General Ferrer Delivers CILC Lecture

The California International Law Center at UC Davis School of Law hosted Liliana Ferrer, Consul General for Mexico in Sacramento at King Hall. She spoke about the Mexican government’s efforts to protect its diaspora of nationals in California. Consul General Ferrer started by talking about her collaborations with UC Davis School of Law, including the Immigration Law Clinic and Professor Amagda Pérez.

South Asian Bar Association Diversity Law Student Reception

On Saturday, Judge Shama Mesiwala '98 held the 15th Annual Diversity Law Student Reception at her home. The event was hosted by the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of Sacramento and sponsored by UC Davis Law.

Judge Mesiwala shared the wonderful message below after the event including a thank you to Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye '84.

Aidín Castillo Begins Aoki Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series

This week, the Aoki Center on Critical Race and Nation Studies began the 2022/23 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. The first speaker in the series was UC Davis Law alum, Aidín Castillo '11, the new Executive Director of the University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center. The center is housed at UC Davis School of Law and provides legal services assistance and support to immigrant students and parents.

The Schwartz/Levi Inn of Court at King Hall

This week, the Schwartz/Levi Inn of Court held its annual introductory meeting at UC Davis School of Law. The Inn brings law students, attorneys (including many UC Davis Law alums), and judges together on a monthly basis to network and discuss topical legal issues.

A King Hall Moment

UC Davis School of Law is known for its welcoming community. The picture above illustrates the kind of community that thrives here. Professor Thomas Joo, who teaches a section of the first year Contracts course, is seen answering questions from his students. I must say that my law school experience was nothing like this. Office hours? Not a chance. 

New Podcast with Professor Ziegler About Dobbs Decision

UC Davis Law Professor Mary Ziegler provides perspective on the historic reversal of Roe v. Wade by discussing how we got here, what happened and what the future will look like. Professor Ziegler says that the Supreme Court's ruling was in effect an attempt to change American democracy and will have an impact far beyond reproductive rights. Looking forward, she says we could see two Americas emerge when it comes to abortion.

Professor Elvy Kicks Off Critical Perspectives on 1L Curriculum

This week, the Aoki Center on Critical Race and Nation Studies kicked off its annual Critical Perspectives on the first-year curriculum. Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy, who is currently teaching civil procedure, discussed how pleading rules can have racial impacts on what cases are decided on their merits. She spoke to a full house of students.

UC Davis vs. Cal Football Game

Last weekend, I went to the Bay Area to watch the UC Davis/University of California football game. It was a beautiful day and there were many UC Davis faithful in attendance. While departing the train, I ran into avid cyclist, and Chief Campus Council Mike Sweeney, as he was starting his ride up to Strawberry Canyon. Minutes later, I ran into UC Davis Law alum Lee Seale '01. The Aggie alumni BBQ at the UC Berkeley Alumni House was filled with Aggies.    

At the game, I sat with Professor Emeritus John Oakley, who once was on the Cal football and rugby teams.