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Professor Sarkar Writes for L.A. Times About Tax Law Equity

In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times on May 31, Professor Shayak Sarkar and Josh Rosenthal argue that the Supreme Court decision in Tyler vs. Hennepin County serves as a warning about legal defects in other property tax laws that unfairly harm communities of color, including California’s own Proposition 13.

Jennifer Novak, Class of '96

Jennifer Novak ’96 founded her law firm, the Law Office of Jennifer F. Novak, Environmental Law, to represent clients who value environmental laws and take compliance seriously but want to keep the regulatory process fair. Her clients include small businesses, individual property owners, and Fortune 500 companies. Previously, she was a Deputy Attorney General at the California Department of Justice for nine years. An active volunteer, she has worked with students, cleaned up beaches, sorted food donations, and led the California Lawyers Association’s Environmental Law Section.

Dean Johnson Takes Part in UCLA-UCSB Workshop on Race, Empire, Migration

Dean Kevin R. Johnson participated in the Workshop on Race, Empire and Migration. Johnson was the Reader/Discussant for the “Framing Race, Empire, and Migration” panel featuring Professor Stephen Lee of UC Irvine and Professor Karen Musalo of UC College of the Law, San Francisco.

UCLA School of Law’s The Promise Institute for Human Rights and UC Santa Barbara’s Migration Initiative presented the workshop, held virtually May 19-20.

Record Number of Students Extern with Sacramento Public Defender

Twenty King Hall law students -- a record number – externed during the spring semester with the Sacramento Public Defender’s office. They provided thousands of hours of legal services while honing valuable skills including interviewing clients and witnesses, completing legal and factual research, negotiating settlements, and appearing in court under the student practice rule.  Students worked in a wide range of practice areas including DUI, misdemeanor intake, and juvenile court.