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News Posted on March 1, 2019

King Hall students have strong presence in legal diversity summer job programs

This year UC Davis School of Law welcomed a remarkable and diverse first year class. Many of those first-year students have already obtained summer positions with leading legal diversity programs. Nine King Hall first-year students were accepted as fellows in the Sacramento County Bar Association Diversity Fellowship Program and paired with law firms including Orrick, Porter Scott, Downey Brand LLP, Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP, Weintraub Tobin, Kronick, Klinedinst PC, Mastagni Holstedt APC, and Cook Brown LLP. King Hall students obtained nine of the fifteen spots available.

In addition, our first-year students, while competing with applicants from Stanford, Berkeley, Hastings and the other Bay Area law schools, obtained nine of the sixteen summer positions offered through the Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program. The students will be working with leading firms, local government agencies, and in-house legal departments, including Fenwick & West, LLP, Bowman and Brooke, Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Juniper Networks, Miller Starr Regalia, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean, the Santa Clara County Public Defender, and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

King Hall students were also selected for other competitive summer diversity programs including Boies Schiller in Los Angeles, Mexican-American Bar Association Judicial Fellowship and through the inaugural Law in Technology Diversity Collaborative. Through these programs we will have a student working with Judge Pregerson in the Central District of California and others with Facebook and Orrick. All of these are great opportunities to get excellent legal training.