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Statements on UC Davis Protest Incident

News Posted on November 21, 2011

The King Hall community is shocked and saddened by the events occurring on the UC Davis Quad on Friday, November 18, 2011.

King Hall's faculty, staff, students, and alumni the world over have sent messages to the Law School administration.  Thank you all for sharing your helpful thoughts, concerns, and ideas.

In the best tradition of our Law School, our faculty and students have conducted a town hall meeting to discuss the legal and policy matters raised by the incident and also its aftermath.  We look forward to helping everyone in the campus community to understand their rights and duties, and to place issues arising as a result of the protests in a larger context.

It is of the utmost importance to everyone at King Hall that UC Davis remain a safe place for civil discourse among the entire campus community.


UPDATE (Dec. 5): UC President names Professors Reynoso and Brownstein, student Liam McKenna '12 to task force

UPDATE (Nov. 28): Professor Emeritus Cruz Reynoso will chair the task force addressing the pepper spray incident at UC Davis


Statements from members of the King Hall community:

Law Faculty statement on protest incident

Law Clinic attorneys' statement on protest incident

Message from LSA Board


Here are links to the latest information:
UC Davis page for campus protest news

UC's Yudof to convene advisory panel to review Nov. 18 events on UC Davis campus

UC President Yudof meets with chancellors, outlines action on protests

A message from UC Board of Regents chair Sherry Lansing

Police chief placed on administrative leave

Officers put on administrative leave


We value your thoughts and concerns.  Please send your messages to the King Hall administration at