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September

Class of 2021 brings academic achievements, compelling stories to King Hall

Professors Dodge, Chin recognized for individual 'scholarly impact'

Trump officials brazen in disregarding detention rules, Professor Cooper tells Guardian

Dean Johnson, Professors Aldana and Cooper to speak about family separations

Professor Bennoune addresses relationship of climate change to cultural heritage

Janaki Jagannath '20 speaks at Climate Action Summit affiliate event in S.F.

Professor Imwinkelried joins challenge of fingerprint evidence standards in N. Carolina

Colleagues, friends honor Dean Emeritus Rex Perschbacher in UC Davis Law Review

Professor Joh answers New Republic's question: What would you ask Brett Kavanaugh?

Dean Johnson, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye comment on ICE arrest at court

Professor Frank comments for L.A. Times about battle for public access to coastline

IRS plan to block tax work-arounds not foolproof, Professor Shanske tells Mercury News

Professor Bennoune gives talk on Muslim opponents of fundamentalism

Professor Pruitt will appear at S.F. screening of Rwanda war crimes documentary

Professor Shanske, UCLA professor address federal tax changes at UC Center Sacramento

Academic blog cites access-to-justice article co-authored by Professor Pruitt

In video interview, Professor Angela Harris recounts her path to a law career

Professor Imwinkelried lends expertise to Australian law school, foundation

Trump's 'treason' query about op-ed was 'ludicrously stupid,' Professor Larson tells CBC

August

Civil Rights Clinic, co-counsel reach pact with Yuba County regarding jail conditions

N.Y. Times quotes Professor Shanske about feds' plan to scuttle states' tax work-arounds

CBS13 interviews Professor Joe about voir dire in Golden State Killer case

'Locking a policy into law' would limit offshore drilling, Professor Frank tells L.A. Times

Wajahat Ali '07 looks at white-power extremists in New York Review of Books article

UC Davis School of Law ranks 23rd among top U.S. law schools in 'scholarly impact'

Little precedent in Tribune case, Senior Associate Dean Afsharipour tells Bloomberg Law

Professor Frank weighs in on attempted rollbacks to emissions standards

Professor Frank assesses Justice Kennedy's environmental-law legacy in Sacramento talk

Professor Pruitt presents at Rural Sociological Society's annual meeting

Trump's tweets about wildfires were 'unconscionable,' Professor Frank tells L.A. Times

Immigrant Legal Services Center's Ray interviewed about DACA, new threat to immigrants

Professor Larson cited in L.A. Times op-ed weighing definition of 'treason'

Vox quotes Professor Joh's 2015 article about police 'bait' operations

Austin Quinn-Davidson '07 is apparent winner of Anchorage Assembly race

Legal challenge endangers California Coastal Act, Professor Frank tells NPR

Class of '18 members, other alumni score prestigious clerkships

Professor Cooper, Dean Johnson comment on juvenile detention ruling

Public interest students, alumni, faculty gather for brunch in Berkeley

Dean Johnson writes amicus brief in support of DACA

Professor Behre co-presents national webinar for ABA

Orientation in USA Law immerses international students in U.S. legal system

On-Campus Interviewing kicks off with increased employer turnout

July

Professor Ventry, collaborators explain why 'filing taxes isn't easy' in Politico op-ed

CLA Environmental Law Section awards 3 fellowships to King Hall students

Professor Pruitt speaks at workshop focused on Civil War's repercussions

Radio station in S. Korea seeks Dean Johnson's insights into Trump's immigration policy

Professor Shestowsky presents empirical study at Stanford Law

Water Justice Clinic Director Pannu joins panel at Mandela Fellowship event

Policy makers must prepare for 'killer robots,' King Hall alumna writes

Daily Journal names Julie Schwartz '08 one of its 'top 40 under 40'

Professor Larson comments on treason for Washington Post, PRI, other media

'Supreme Court Year in Review' panel assesses cases, nominee Kavanaugh

King Hall scholars lend insights to media about Supreme Court decisions

Iowa Supreme Court cites Professor Pruitt, Marta Vanegas '11 in abortion case

Professor Cooper talks to Mother Jones about lawsuit filed on behalf of migrant children

Dean Johnson discusses Trump's and Obama's deportation policies on Ohio public radio

Turning IRS' Free File program into law is a bad idea, Professor Ventry writes

Professor Shanske comments for National Journal, CALmatters on tax 'workarounds'

Daily Journal names Julie Schwartz '08 one of its 'top 40 under 40'

George S. Grossman, library director and professor emeritus, dies at age 80

As Supreme Court term ends, news outlets seek King Hall faculty's expertise

King Hall faculty comment for national media on pressing immigration issues

KHOP summer session welcomes 22 law-school hopefuls from around the state

U.N. report on poverty in U.S. cites paper by Professor Pruitt, Janet Wallace '10

Professors Cooper, Pérez inducted into Educators' Hall of Fame

Professor Joslin testifies on behalf of parental-rights bill for same-sex couples

Professor Chin speaks in Washington, D.C., and at Berkeley Law

Professor Horton presents paper on probate lending at conference in Chicago

Mississippi judge's order seeking more diverse judiciary cites Dean Johnson

Professor Chin cited in Kentucky Supreme Court case

Licensing Academy draws students from 16 countries

School of Law hires Menesh Patel as Acting Professor of Law

King Hall Alum of the Month: Katie Briscoe '12

King Hall mourns the loss of Rex R. Perschbacher, Dean and Professor Emeritus

June

Professor Afsharipour named new Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Professor Shestowsky to lead new Lawyering Skills Education Program

Separated-families crisis puts King Hall immigration experts in national spotlight

Inn of Court marks 25 years, honors Dean Perschbacher, Professor Reynoso

California budget earmarks $4 million for UC Immigrant Legal Services Center

Professor Soucek writes about 'Queering Sexual Harassment' for Stanford-Yale #MeToo collection

King Hall scholars out in force at Law and Society gathering in Toronto

Professor Joslin presents at Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference in N.Y.

Free File tax program needs a revamp, Professor Ventry tells ProPublica

NewsDeeply cites report co-authored by Water Justice Clinic Director Pannu

Jessica Holcombe '02 finishes third in seven-person congressional race

Critical Race Studies in Education Association honors Dean Johnson

Professor Tang presents at Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

Professor Bhagwat to argue for safe spaces in 'Intelligence Squared U.S.' debate

Professors Harris, Joe, Tang present, and Elmendorf comments, at Stanford conference

Company's move into making police drones could create monopoly, Professor Joh tells Slate

Dean Johnson weighs in on racial profiling standards in immigration courts, for ProPublica

Professor Ikemoto speaks at 'Transformations of the Human' event at Stanford

Charles Bird '73 evokes 1930s Germany in Trump v. Hawaii amicus brief

Deputy California AG Karli Eisenberg '11 chosen for U.S. Supreme Court Fellows Program

Professor Cooper and Dean Johnson comment on family separations at border

UC Davis School of Law nominated for national diversity award

Professor Afsharipour presents paper at Duke University conference

ABA appoints Professor Behre to its Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence

Professor Shanske weighs in on potential tax workarounds, in San Francisco Chronicle

France is a 'cyber squatter' in fight over domain name, Krishnamurthy tells 'VICE News'

UC Davis reappoints Kevin R. Johnson as Dean of the School of Law

Professor Harris presents at Harvard Law's 'Disability, Law, and Bioethics' conference

Financial Times quotes Professor Hillman about state of law firms

Professor Chander attends ALI ceremony honoring Justice Ginsburg

Water Justice Clinic Director Pannu speaks on environmental justice panel

Sessions' 'administrative closures' ban will worsen immigration-case logjam, Professor Cooper tells Law360

Appeals decision has stymied prolific Illinois whistleblower, Professor Ventry tells Bloomberg Tax

Professor Joe guest lectures in class, joins panel discussion at Stanford Law School

May

Professor Joslin joins discussion of 10th anniversary of California Supreme Court decision recognizing same-sex marriage

Water Justice Clinic Director Pannu writes Sacramento Bee op-ed about water bill SB 623

Prisoner’s civil rights case argued by King Hall students wins in Ninth Circuit court

Supreme Court decision could benefit California’s defense of sanctuary laws, Dean Johnson tells L.A. Times

PRI interviews Professor Cooper about deportations of Cambodians

Rhode Island Supreme Court cites Professor Chin in decision rooted in ‘civil death’ laws

Colombia’s new tactic for ousting Venezuelan migrants has precedents in U.S., Dean Johnson tells the AP

Professor Bennoune addresses cultural rights at arts-and-culture summit in Canada

Professor Larson interviews California Supreme Court Associate Justice Kruger at Yolo County Bar event

Professor Lin addresses ‘President Trump’s War on Regulatory Science’ at ASU

Professor Frank speaks to conference of federal judges about water laws in western states

Professor Bruch weighs in on ‘parental alienation syndrome’ for Sacramento’s Channel 10

Professor Sarkar to discuss effect of financial law on immigration

‘Law of Look and Feel’ article, by Professor Lee and Associate Dean Sunder, chosen for best-of anthology

Class of 2018 commencement celebrates graduates, King Hall’s values

Speaker line-up set for School of Law Class of 2018 commencement

Wajahat Ali ’07 makes CNN’s list of ‘25 influential American Muslims,’ writes for Atlantic

Academic Senate recognizes Professor Simmons’ distinguished service

Professor Joslin presents on two panels at ABA Section of Family Law conference

Professor Frank addresses Trump administration’s attempts at environmental cutbacks

Professors Ikemoto, Lin to speak at Research Policy and Ethics Symposium in King Hall

Presentation at Capitol highlights Aoki Water Justice Clinic

Professor Ikemoto discusses ‘Value and Values of Feminist Research'

Professors Elmendorf, Frank, Shanske write op-ed for San Francisco Chronicle on affordable housing

Professor Joh comments on DNA aspect of Golden State Killer case for New Republic

CBS13 interviews Professor Imwinkelried about judge allowing photographs of Golden State Killer suspect

KNX radio in L.A. interviews Dean Johnson about migrant caravan at U.S.-Mexico border

EPA could argue California sued too soon over emissions-standards change, Professor Lin tells Daily Journal

Professors Ikemoto, Joslin address assisted reproductive technology at 'Baby Markets Roundtable'

Professor Dodge delivers lectures in China

Professor Ikemoto discusses 'Embryo Economy' at Humanities Institute

Professor Aldana publishes co-edited book

King Hall Alum of the Month: Luis Alejo '01

War-crimes investigator Chris Engels ’04 appears in NBC, MSNBC news reports

April

Professor Dodge cited in Supreme Court opinion

Dean Johnson comments for Bloomberg Radio, KQED, Daily Journal on Supreme Court travel ban case

New York state’s tax ‘workarounds’ will face IRS scrutiny, Professor Ventry tells Bloomberg Tax

Professor Joslin speaks at annual meeting of International Society of Family Law

Professor Joe trains attorneys in voir dire in Fresno

Professor Shestowsky speaks at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management

Professor Brownstein weighs in on gun violence at ‘Campus Conversation’ event

Professor Lin speaks at Pace Environmental Law Symposium in White Plains, N.Y.

Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to Deliver 2018 Commencement Address

Professor Joe takes part in panel discussion about officer-involved shootings

Tech website Ars Technica quotes Professor Anupam Chander about carmaker Tesla's controversial "Autopilot" system

Professor Imwinkelried comments on Robert Durst case in Los Angeles Times

Professor Frank talks to KQED about Trump administration’s legal challenge to state’s federal-lands law

Public service law summer fellowships awarded to all 74 student applicants

Professor Ventry weighs in on new whistleblower rules

Professor Rose Cuison Villazor Publishes Los Angeles Times Op-Ed about Anti-Sanctuary Campaign

UC Davis Law Students Present Civil Rights Case to Ninth Circuit

King Hall Festschrift Event, University of San Diego Law Symposium to Honor late Professor Lesley McAllister

Ricardo Martinez '20 Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship

Professor Courtney Joslin Helps Draft Bill Approved by California Assembly Committee

Professor Rick Frank Comments for KCBS on California's Emissions Standards

Professor Donna Shestowsky Presents Research to New York State Judges

King Hall to Participate in Spring 2018 "Adopt a Week" Program for UC Davis Pantry

UC Davis School of Law Ranks Among Top 10 Most Diverse Law Schools

Professor Cooper Comments on Teen Migrant Detention for NPR

Professor Bennoune to Serve on American Journal of International Law Editorial Board

Camille Pannu Featured Speaker at University of Denver Water Law Symposium

Professor Harris Speaks at Boston College Law School

Professor West Delivers Keynote for Women’s History Month

Dean Johnson Quoted in San Francisco Chronicle

Aoki Center Launches Tribal Justice Project

Professor Lisa Pruitt and Rebecca Williams '19 Give Presentations on Rural Poverty

King Hall Negotiations Team Finishes Second at Environmental Law Competition

Professor Irene Joe Speaks at Women Lawyers of Sacramento Luncheon

Professor Afra Afsharipour Presents at Tulane Corporate Law Conference

Professor Jack Chin Delivers Keynote at University of Houston Law Center

Capital Public Radio Interviews Camille Pannu about San Joaquin Water Quality Report

Professor Afra Afsharipour Comments for Bloomberg Law

Dean Johnson and Professor Cooper Comment for NBC News, San Francisco Chronicle on Controversial 2020 Census Question

March

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to attend UC Davis School of Law 2018 Commencement

Dean Johnson Files Amici Brief in Ninth Circuit DACA Rescission Appeal

Professor Afra Afsharipour Presents at Emory Law Faculty Colloquium

Professor Peter Lee Presents Paper at the University of San Diego

King Hall Negotiations Team finishes in the Final Four at Fordham National Basketball Negotiation Competition

Professor Dennis J. Ventry, Jr. Publishes Op-Ed with JURIST

Professor Dennis J. Ventry, Jr. Quoted in Bloomberg BNA about Charitable Fund Plans

Professor Frank Comments for Sacramento Bee on Trump-California Clash over Environmental Policy

Professor Frank Publishes Op-Ed in Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal Editions

Professor Soucek Speaks at Georgetown University Law Center

Professor Pruitt Appointed to Second Term on California Commission on Access to Justice

Professor Holly Cooper Comments for Associated Press

Professor Imwinkelried Completes Evidentiary Foundations, 10th Edition

Professor Shestowsky Delivers Keynote Address at Santa Clara – Stanford Law Dispute Resolution Workshop

King Hall Students Excel at Student Trial Advocacy Competition and the Capitol City Challenge

Professor Horton Speaks on the Future of Consumer Arbitration

California Assembly Honors Women of the Year Professors Holly S. Cooper and Amagda Pérez

King Hall Community Celebrates

Professor Bennoune Presents Report to UN Human Rights Council

Professor Frank Publishes Op-ed in Sacramento Bee on Trump and National Monuments

Professor Chin Speaks on White Nationalism in Barrett Lecture

Dean Johnson Comments for Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, and CALmatters on ‘Sanctuary’ Law Challenge

Professor Dodge Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court

Professor Larson Comments on School Shootings for George Washington University Paper

Professor Frank Comments for Los Angeles Times on Supreme Court Petition

Professor Ikemoto Presents on Global Fertility Market at University of Texas

Professor Imwinkelried Cited in ABC Report on Cosby Trial

Professor Soucek Speaks at Minnesota State, University of Kentucky School of Law

Professor Cooper Comments for KQED on Immigration Sweep

Dean Johnson Comments for New York Times on Citizenship Status of First Lady's Parents

Professor Elizabeth Joh Presents Award-Winning Paper at Privacy Policy Conference

Professor Frank Comments on California Water Rights for KQED

Professor Ventry Cited in Wall Street Journal on Marriage and Taxes

Professor Pruitt Delivers Keynote Address for Appalachian Justice Symposium

Professor Shestowsky Presents at Annual Northern California ADR Faculty Conference

King Hall Alum of the Month: Esmeralda Soria '11

February

Dean Johnson Quoted in Chinese Sciences Today

Professor Chander Speaks at Yale Law School on Internet Intermediary Liability

Professor Ikemoto Presents at McGeorge School of Law Diversity Week

Professor Joh Speaks on Artificial Intelligence at Seattle University School of Law

Professor Soucek Selected to Participate in University of British Columbia Seminar

Professor Chander Presents at UC Irvine Law

Professor Dodge Honored with 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award

Professors Chander and Larson Quoted in KXTV Report on Legal Recourse for ‘Deepfake’ Videos

Professor Chin Comments for Los Angeles Times on Suge Knight Case

Dean Johnson Cited on Immigration Status by Washington Post

Professor Frank Interviewed on Offshore Drilling by NPR’s KCRW

Professor Ventry Comments on Free Tax Prep Program for KPBS

King Hall Visiting Scholars Program Hosts Chilean Immigration Law Professors for Three-week U.S. Embassy Program

Professor Chin Cited in Ninth Circuit Dissent

Dean Johnson Appointed to Executive Committee of AALS Section on Civil Rights

Professor Joh Presents at UC Berkeley Law and Technology Seminar

Professor Behre Speaks at Schwartz-Levi Inn of Court

Douglas Mirell ’80 Joins Greenberg Glusker

Maggy Krell ’03 Joins Planned Parenthood as Chief Counsel

Dean Johnson Publishes Op-ed on Trump Immigration Plan in The Conversation

Professor Larson Comments on Trump and Treason for PRI, Washington Post, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PolitiFact

Guy-Uriel Charles Delivers 2018 Barrett Lecture on Constitutional Law

Professor Aldana Publishes Essay on Immigration in The Conversation

Professor Chander Quoted on NAFTA in Washington Post

Immigration Law Clinic Halts Deportation, Draws Media Coverage

Keynote Address by Professor Imwinkelried to Publish in Frontiers of Law in China

Professor Dodge Files Amicus Brief with D.C. Circuit

Professor Ikemoto Speaks at Documentary Film Screening

Gary Solis ’71 Honored with King Hall Distinguished Alumnus Award

Dr. Diane Ehrensaft Delivers 2018 Bill Smith Memorial Lecture

King Hall Welcomes KHOP Students for Winter 2018 Session

Professor Chin Interviewed on Nassar Case by KXTV

Professor Frank Publishes Op-ed on Supreme Court Environmental Case in Daily Journal

Professor Soucek Presents on Trump Travel Bans in Sacramento

Professor Chin Speaks at University of Illinois College of Law

Professor Elmendorf Presents on Electoral Reform at UC Hastings

Professor Frank Provides Briefing and Training for California’s State Environmental Attorneys

Professor Chin Speaks on Fourteenth Amendment at Louisiana State University

Professor Pruitt Speaks to State Bar of California Trustees on Rural Lawyer Shortage

Immigration in Crisis Lecture Series

January

Dean Johnson Comments on Immigration Raids for KCRA-3

Professor Chin Cited on Immigration Case in The Atlantic

Professor Pruitt Comments on Rural Housing Programs for San Francisco Chronicle

Professor Cooper Comments on California Values Act for CBS-13

Dean Johnson Quoted on Funding for ‘Sanctuary Cities’ by Sacramento Bee

Professor Frank Hosts California Air Resources Board Conference Featuring Governor Jerry Brown

Professor Ventry Comments on IRS Nominee for Bloomberg Tax

Professor Pruitt Comments on Rural-urban Disparities for High Country News

Professor Chin Speaks at University of Illinois College of Law

Professor Shestowsky Appointed to Executive Committee of AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Professor Pannu Speaks at California Water Law Symposium

Katie Kelly ’18 Publishes Summary of DACA Ruling on ImmigrationProf Blog

Associate Dean Sunder Presents at Georgetown University Law Center

Alum of the Month Profile: Michael Marriott '11

Dean Johnson Publishes Op-ed on DACA and Supreme Court in Sacramento Bee

Professor Chin Comments for Boston Globe on Trump Statements on Immigration

Dean Johnson Comments for McClatchy News Service on Trump and Ninth Circuit Vacancies

Professor Frank Interviewed on KPCC Regarding Proposed Climate Change Lawsuit

Professors Shanske, Ventry Comment on Tax Proposal for San Francisco Chronicle

Dean Johnson Quoted on DACA Injunction by KXTV

Gary Solis ’71 Interviewed on PBS News Hour

Professor Afsharipour Presents at International Corporate Governance and Law Forum

Professor Joslin Co-authors Textbook on Sexuality, Gender, and the Law

Professor Dodge Files Amicus Brief with Second Circuit

Professor Ventry Selected Chair of IRS Advisory Council

Professor Frank Presents to Sacramento County Bar Association

Esmeralda Soria ’11 Appointed Fresno City Council President

Matthew Bourhis ’17 Advises Disaster Victims on Insurance via KSRO, Santa Barbara Independent

Dean Johnson Publishes Op-ed on Immigration Policy and Race in Daily Journal

Professor Cooper Comments on Immigration Enforcement for KXTV

King Hall Faculty Shine at Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting

King Hall, California Environmental Law & Policy Center to Host California Air Resources Board 50th Anniversary Conference

Dean Johnson Comments on Trump Immigration Policy Shift for San Francisco Chronicle

Professor Shanske Cited on California Tax Bill by The Nation, Bloomberg BNA, Los Angeles Times, KQED

Professor Frank Comments for Los Angeles Times on Offshore Drilling Plan

Professor Joslin Publishes Essay on Yale Law Journal Forum

Professor Larson Interviewed on Baby-naming Laws by Circa

Professor Ventry Cited on California Tax Proposal by San Jose Mercury News

Esmeralda Soria ’11 Elected Fresno City Council President

Marc Picker ’88 Appointed as Washoe County Alternate Public Defender

Thomas Varnum ’08 Honored among Business North Carolina’s ‘Legal Elite’

Dean Johnson Comments on DACA Injunction for KQED, KXTV

Professor Bennoune Interviewed in Charlie Hebdo Special Edition Commemorating 2015 Terrorist Attack

Professor Frank Comments for Sacramento Bee on Trump Administration Proposals

Luis Alejo ’01 to Chair Monterey County Board of Supervisors

John Ly ’06 Honored with Emerging Leader Award