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Immigration Law Clinic Reaches Key Settlements Protecting Detained Youths

The UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic reached landmark settlements on behalf of children held in immigration custody.  

Along with the National Center for Youth Law, Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, and Cooley LLP, the clinic arrived at settlements in the 2018 Lucas v. Becerra case regarding detained children with disabilities;  psychotropic medications; and access to counsel.

Externship Director Bauman Presents at Southern Clinical Conference

Externship Program Director Dena Bauman presented at the 2023 Southern Clinical Conference, held Oct. 22 at Georgia State University College of Law. The conference focused on the challenges and opportunities clinicians and externship faculty face in fighting against social injustices.

Bauman presented with Duke University Clinical Professor of Law Michael Murphy on the panel “Necessary Trouble of a Different Kind: Turning Difficult Conversations into Constructive Feedback.”

Senior Associate Dean Afsharipour, Professor Miazad Present at Penn ESG Conference

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Afra Afsharipour (pictured) and Professor Amelia Miazad participated in the conference “The Future of ESG,” held Nov. 9-10 at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

Afsharipour presented the paper “ESG Dealmaking” as part of the “ESG in the Private Sphere” panel. The paper will be published in a special symposium issue of the Penn Journal of Business Law.

Monica Crooms Mkhikian, Class of ’13

Monica Crooms Mkhikian ’13 is an immigration attorney with her own law firm, Crooms Immigration Law in Los Alamitos, California. As a law student, she provided removal defense for clients with the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic. Before attending King Hall, she taught English in Albania with the United States Peace Corps. She has been a Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2017.

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Yolo Judge David Rosenberg '74 to Retire

Yolo Superior Court Judge David Rosenberg ’74 has announced he will retire at the end of the year after 20 years of service, the Davis Enterprise/Winters Express reported.

Then-California Gov. Gray Davis appointed Rosenberg, a former Yolo County supervisor and Davis mayor, to the bench in October 2003. He served for three terms as the court's presiding judge.