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September 2013

2013 Alumni Reunions



UC Davis School of Law Commemorates 50th Anniversary of March on Washington, 'I Have a Dream' Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Immigration Law Clinic, in Collaboration with Former U.S. Solicitor Paul Clement, Wins Victory for Client


Associate Dean Amar Speaks on U.S. Supreme Court at ABA Annual Meeting


Dean Johnson, Holly Cooper, Raha Jorjani Speak at ABA Annual Meeting


Professor Joslin Comments on Same-Sex Marriage and Tax Status for Bloomberg Businessweek


King Hall Honored by Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO)


Professor Frank Appointed to California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors


Professor Larson Cited in National Media on Parental Naming Rights


Professor Lee Profiled in UC Davis Magazine 

Class of 2016 Joins King Hall
The UC Davis School of Law Class of 2016 formally began studies on August 26, bringing an infusion of diverse talents, backgrounds, and interests to the King Hall community.

Assistant Dean of Admission Sharon Pinkney Retires, Kristen Mercado to Succeed
Sharon Pinkney, Assistant Dean of Admission at UC Davis School of Law, is retiring after playing an indispensable role at King Hall for 35 years. She will be succeeded by Kristen Mercado following her retirement on September 6.

Professor Emeritus Profile: John D. "Jack" Ayer
As one of King Hall's most distinguished faculty members through more than three decades of teaching bankruptcy and commercial law,
Professor Emeritus John D. "Jack" Ayer has served as a mentor to generations of students, many of whom are now national leaders in their fields. "I'm scheduled to teach the Bankruptcy course next spring for what will be about the thirtieth time," said Ayer. "This enthusiasm bewilders some people, but not other bankruptcy lawyers."


Tuesday, September 10

CELPC Fall Speaker Series - Environmental Journalism Panel    


Thursday, September 12

Capitol Reception    


Wednesday, September 18

Professor Karima Bennoune Presents "Untold Stories: Resisting Religious Extremism"     


Thursday, September 26

Alumni Student Employment and Labor Law Mixer    


Friday, September 27

Fenwick & West Symposium, "On the Frontier of the Future: Innovation and the Evolution of Patentable Subject Matter"    


Friday, October 4

The Endangered Species Act at 40: Examining its Past & Exploring its Future    


Thursday, October 10

California State Bar Annual Meeting Alumni & Friends Reception    


Sunday, October 13

5th Annual Steve Boutin Invitational Golf Tournament for KHLF    


Wednesday, October 16

The Central Valley Foundation/James B. McClatchy Lecture on the First Amendment: Professor Akhil Amar    


Thursday, October 24

Alumni Student Criminal Law Mixer    


Sunday, October 26

Milestone Reunions    


King Hall Fresno Alumni Network Hosts Successful Launch 

David Porter '86 Interviewed on SCOTUSblog 

Bryce K. Kunimoto '01 to Lead Holland & Hart Diversity Committee 

Thomas Willoughby '88 Featured in Super Lawyers 

Kimberly Kralowec '92 Featured in Daily Journal 

Bradley Nelson '79 Named Presiding Judge of Solano County Superior Court 

Judge Judy Hersher '84 to Speak at National Business Institute Forum 

Corrine Bielejeski '06 to Co-Chair Committee for U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California 

Ryan Holte '08 Joins Southern Illinois University Law Faculty  

Antonia Bernhard '82 to Present New Book in Davis