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News Posted on November 6, 2012

King Hall Hosts Successful Open House for Prospective Law School Applicants

UC Davis School of Law hosted an Open House for Prospective Law School applicants on October 20, bringing more than 100 potential students, family, and friends to King Hall.  The event was attended by students from a wide range of California campuses as well as out-of-state institutions including the University of Arizona, University of Maryland-College Park, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Johns Hopkins University.

The students heard welcoming remarks from Associate Dean and Professor of Law Vikram Amar, Assistant Dean for Admission and Enrollment Sharon Pinkney, and Law Students Association Treasurer Briana Fitzpatrick '14, and attended a series of information sessions on subjects including the law school admission process, financial aid, career services, and student life.

The morning session included a panel led by Kirsten Hill '04, Associate Director of Career Services, on the programming and resources available from the King Hall Career Services Offices, including employment opportunities for students.  The panel featured students Briana Fitzpatrick '14, Chris Gorman '14, Karen Soell '13, and Melanie Young '13. Running concurrently was a discussion of the value of participating in journals, moot court/mock trial teams, externships, and clinics moderated by Chris Ide-Don, Director of Academic Success, and featuring a panel of Christian Acevedo '13, Islam Ahmad '14, Bryan Herdliska '13, and Stephanie Platenkamp '14.

The afternoon session included a faculty panel in which Professors Miguel Méndez, Richard Frank, and Leticia Saucedo spoke to the prospective students on the King Hall curriculum, their areas of expertise, and trends in law, as well as a student panel featuring Rahimi, Medum Choe '15, Eliza Hook '13, and Michael Van Derwood '14.

The Admissions Office has two more informational events planned for prospective applicants.  Noon-hour admission information sessions will be held on December 8, 2012 and January 5, 2013.  Interested students may RSVP using the link below.

Information Sessions for Prospective Applicants