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News Posted on January 8, 2014

Dean Johnson Again Ranked Among 25 ‘Most Influential in Legal Education' by National Jurist

For the second consecutive year, Dean Kevin R. Johnson has been named among the "Most Influential in Legal Education" by National Jurist.  The rankings, published in the magazine's January 2014 issue, were based on ratings submitted by law school deans and others of influence in the legal community.

Dean Johnson is credited with being a "known leader in Latino civil rights and diversity among students and faculty in legal education" in the profile accompanying the rankings.  The article also notes some of the awards Dean Johnson has received, including the Professor of the Year Award from the Hispanic National Bar Association (2006), the Clyde Ferguson Jr. Award for Outstanding Professor of the Year by the Minority Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools (2004), and the Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community (2001).

Kevin R. Johnson is Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o studies at UC Davis School of Law. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of immigration law and policy, refugee law, and civil rights.

National Jurist