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News Posted on October 4, 2010

UC Davis School of Law Hosts Pre-Gubernatorial Debate Forum

UC Davis School of Law hosted a Gubernatorial Debate Watch Forum in the new Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom on September 28.  The forum took place during the noon hour in the Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom at the School of Law, just hours before Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman met for a debate next door at the Mondavi center for the Performing Arts.

Sponsored by UC Davis School of Law, UC Davis Institute of Governmental Affairs, UC Center Sacramento, and UC Davis News Service, the Gubernatorial Debate Watch Forum brought together a panel including Associate Dean Vikram Amar, Dan Schnur, chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, UC Davis Political Science Professors Robert Huckfeldt and Larry Berman, and Carla Marinucci, a veteran San Francisco Chronicle reporter who specializes in state and national political coverage.

Taking questions from moderator A.G. Block, associate director of the UC Center Sacramento and former editor of the California Journal, and from the audience, the panelists offered comments on subjects ranging from the historical importance of debates to potential strategies for Whitman and Brown and the changing role of media in the debate process. 

For more on the content of the forum, please see the article in UC Davis' Dateline, or watch video of the forum online.

Dateline article

Gubernatorial Debate Watch Forum video