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Professor Vikram Amar to Return to King Hall

UC Davis Law is pleased to announce that Vikram Amar will join the faculty next year. Amar returns to King Hall as professor of law after serving as dean at the College of Law at Illinois since 2015. Before that he was the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at UC Davis Law from 2008 to 2015. Amar has also taught law at Berkeley School of Law, Hastings College of Law and UCLA School of Law.   

100Reporters Quotes Professor Hunt in Story on Questionable Wall Street/Insurance Firm Practices

Professor John P. Hunt spoke to 100Reporters for a story on how some of Wall Street’s biggest firms are using accounting gimmicks with life insurance companies.

Professor Hunt's primary area of scholarly interest is the regulation of financial markets and institutions, including the role of credit-rating agencies in capital regulation and potential changes to their regulation that could mitigate the effects of financial bubbles.

Dean Johnson Speaks at Workshop for Promoting Diversity in Law School Leadership

Dean Kevin R. Johnson spoke on the panel “What & Why: Deciding to Become a Dean” on Sept. 16 at the 11th annual Promoting Diversity in Law School Leadership Workshop.

Presented by Seattle University School of Law and Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, the workshop encourages members of underrepresented groups to pursue university and law school leadership positions.

King Hall Podcast: The Fall of Roe with Professor Ziegler

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.

Coming Up: A Guide to Civil Procedure Book Talk

Professor Soucek and I contributed to this new book, A Guide to Civil Procedure: Integrating Critical Legal Perspectives. Join me and a great group of panelists on Sept. 21 for a book talk.

Monitor on Psychology Quotes Professor Shestowsky in Story on Online Trials and Justice

Professor Donna Shestowksy spoke to writer Zara Abrams for a Sept. 1 American Psychological Association Monitor on Psychology story headlined “Can justice be served online?” The story explores online trials and how, Abrams writes, “psychologists are now helping to comb through existing literature and collect new evidence that can help maximize the benefits and minimize the downsides of online trials.”

Professor Imwinkelried Addresses International Evidence Symposium

On Sept. 6, Professor Ed Imwinkelried spoke at the opening session of the Fourth International Symposium on Sino Swiss Evidence Science, hosted this year by the Faculty of Law of the University of Lausanne. The attendees were evidence scholars from Switzerland, China, and the United States. In his opening remarks, Professor Imwinkelried discussed the 2016 scientific evidence report of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

Iris Yang, Class of '82

Iris Yang ’82 was a municipal law attorney at Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Sacramento office until retiring in 2021. She joined the firm in 2010, after beginning her career at McDonough Holland & Allen PC in 1982. From 1994 to 2019, she was the City Attorney for Paso Robles. She co-authored the book Redevelopment in California and authored the California chapter of Lobbying, PACs and Campaign Finance—50 State Handbook from 1995 to 2010.

What was it that attracted you to municipal law and what did you find rewarding about it?