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News Posted on January 12, 2011

King Hall Shines at AALS Annual Meeting

UC Davis School of Law hosted a highly successful Alumni and Friends Reception in San Francisco on January 5, with more than 100 King Hall faculty, alumni, students, and friends of the Law School attending.  The event took place in conjunction with the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) 2011 Annual Meeting, where King Hall faculty played a prominent role, participating in panels, discussions, and meetings.

Among the Law School faculty attending the King Hall reception were Dean Kevin R. Johnson, who offered a welcome address for the many attendees, Associate Dean Vikram Amar, Senior Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Hollis Kulwin, Senior Assistant Dean for Administration Adam Talley, and Professors Afra Afsharipour, Diane Marie Amann, Andrea Bjorklund, Alan Brownstein, Anupam Chander, Christopher Elmendorf, Raha Jorjani, Thomas Joo, Courtney Joslin, Carlton Larson, Peter Lee, Shannon Weeks McCormack, Lisa Pruitt, Albert Lin, Leticia Saucedo, and Carter "Cappy" White.  Numerous King Hall alumni, as well as professors and alumni from other schools, also attended.

In addition, UC Davis School of Law was a formidable presence at the AALS Annual Meeting, which was held January 5-8 in San Francisco.  Numerous faculty served as panel discussants and section leaders, including:

  • Afra Afsharipour, who was part of a panel on "Lawyers as Social Change Agents in South Asia";
  • Associate Dean Vikram Amar, who served as Chair for the Section on Civil Procedure and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Legal Education;
  • Richard Frank, who led a January 6 tour of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for environmental law professors from around the country, stopping at a number of key Delta sites, where the group was briefed by expert Delta scientists, engineers and policymakers;
  • Lisa Ikemoto, who was part of a panel discussion of "Women's Choices, Women's Voices: Legal Regimes and Women's Health";
  • Dean Kevin R. Johnson, who participated in a panel discussion on "Diversity in Faculty Hiring and Recruitment: A Candid Discussion from the Front Lines" and served as a member of the Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students;
  • Thomas Joo, who moderated a panel for the Section on Contracts meeting;
  • Raha Jorjani, participated in a panel discussion of "Due Process in the Era of Mass Immigration Detention";
  • Courtney G. Joslin, moderated a panel entitled "Who Are We? Questioning Assumptions and Priorities," a plenary session during the all-day Workshop on Changing Society, Changing Law: Conflicts Over Sexuality and the Evolving American Family;
  • Lisa R. Pruitt, who spoke on the Section on Socio-Economics panel on "Class, Socio-Economics, and Critical Analysis," served as Chair for the Section on Women in Legal Education, and participated in the 2011 Workshop on Women Rethinking Equality;
  • Leticia Saucedo, moderated a discussion on civil Gideon for the SALT annual Robert Cover Workshop and served on the Committee on Clinical Legal Education;
  • Madhavi Sunder, who was part of a panel discussing "Creativity and Creation in Intellectual Property."