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News Posted on May 15, 2013

King Hall to Partner with Mexican Consulate in Sacramento

UC Davis School of Law will partner with the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento to collaborate on a variety of initiatives to benefit local immigrants and King Hall students.  Dean Kevin R. Johnson and Mexican Ambassador Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, Counsel General in Sacramento, formally created the partnership in signing a memorandum of understanding in a special ceremony at the Mexican Consulate on May 6.

The memorandum recognizes the value to both King Hall students and the immigrant community in previous projects undertaken by the School of Law in partnership with the consulate, in which faculty and students from the Immigration Law Clinic have provided legal services for Mexican immigrants facing removal proceedings and informational workshops for immigrants interested in applying to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, among other services. 

The agreement formalizes the intentions of both the School of Law and the Mexican Consulate to continue to work together, and recognizes the contributions of Ambassador Gutierrez, Deputy General Counsel Gilberto Luna, Mexican Consul Alejandro Celorio, and Beth Greenwood, King Hall's Executive Director of International Programs, in creating the partnership.  The memorandum also includes plans for an annual Mexican Foreign Affairs/UC Davis School of Law Fellowship to bring a Mexican diplomat to attend the UC Davis School of Law Summer Orientation in U.S.A. Law program each summer.