Dean Johnson, King Hall Faculty Participate in Inaugural UC Public Service Law Conference
Dean Kevin R. Johnson participated in the UC Public Service Law Conference held at UCLA on September 23-24. The event was the first combined conference of the University of California’s four law schools focused on public interest, and brought together more than 500 law students and young professionals, including numerous King Hall students and alumni, to expose them to issues related to “Civil Rights in the 21st Century.” Dean Johnson delivered a keynote address and moderated a panel discussion about the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center, which is housed at King Hall.
In addition to Dean Johnson, speakers included Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean at UC Berkeley School of Law, Jennifer Mnookin, Dean at UCLA School of Law, L. Song Richardson, Interim Dean at UC Irvine School of Law, Peter Neufeld, Co-Founder of the Innocence Project, and Marielena Hincapie, Executive Director at the National Immigration Law Center. Camille Pannu, Director of the UC Davis School of Law Water Justice Clinic, also spoke at the conference, participating in a panel on “Water and Social Justice.”
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.