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We hope you enjoy the latest edition of the King Hall Briefs.
November 2013




King Hall Welcomes Prominent Visiting Scholars


King Hall Students Meet with Justice Anthony Kennedy


King Hall Plays Prominent Role in National Lawyers Guild Progressive Lawyering Day 2013


King Hall Launches Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies


Bruce Babbitt Headlines Successful King Hall Endangered Species Act Conference


New Book by Professor Bennoune Draws Praise from Media


Professor Joh's "Privacy Protests" Among Most Downloaded Papers


Professor Elmendorf Speaks at UC Hastings, Emory Law, University of Chicago Law School


Professor Sunder Delivers Carhart Lecture at Ohio Northern University School of Law


Professor Frank Shares in Environmental Law Victory in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


Professor Harris Honored by UC Berkeley School of Law


Professor Joslin Co-authors Brief in Ninth Circuit Same-sex Marriage Case 


Professor Larson Comments on Parental Naming Rights for TIME 


King Hall Negotiations Competition Draws Record Turnout


California Law Review Commission to Examine Government Access to Consumer Information 


Immigration Law Clinic Wins Bond Appeal for Client 

King Hall Faithful Return for 2013 Alumni Reunions
UC Davis School of Law alumni from eight classes returned to King Hall for the 2013 Milestone Reunions on October 27. More than 200 alumni, family members, friends, and faculty came together to reminisce, enjoy lunch, tour the renovated and expanded King Hall building, and listen to remarks from Dean Kevin R. Johnson, Alumni Board President Gage Dungy '03, and Jeff Osofsky '08.

Living the Dream: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Fellow Jihan Kahssay '12
As the UC Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic's first Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Fellow, Jihan Kahssay '12 is doing inspiring work, but it's her clients who are truly inspirational, the recent King Hall graduate said.

Yale Professor Akhil Amar Delivers Central Valley Foundation Lecture on the First Amendment
Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, delivered the 2013 Central Valley Foundation/James B. McClatchy Lecture on the First Amendment in the Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom on October 16. Speaking to a full house that included numerous King Hall faculty and Central Valley Foundation co-founder Susan McClatchy, Amar spoke on "The Firstness of the First Amendment."

King Hall Ranked in Top 10 for 'Best Environment for Minority Students'
UC Davis School of Law ranks sixth in the nation in the category of "Best Environment for Minority Students" in a new Princeton Review survey. The ranking is based upon data gleaned from the survey responses of 18,500 students at top American law schools.

King Hall Young Alumni Association Holds Successful Regional Launches
Following up on highly successful events in Orange County and Los Angeles, the King Hall Young Alumni Association held a well-attended regional launch party in San Francisco on October 23 and is set to host a Sacramento regional launch event on November 7. Founded earlier this year by a volunteer committee of alumni in Southern California, the group's core purpose is to bolster professional networks among recent King Hall graduates by hosting regular events for young alumni.


Thursday, November 7 


"Hot Cases in Health Law" featuring Abbie P. Maliniak, Esq.


Thursday, November 14

Alumni-Student Environmental Law Mixer    



Friday, November 15

Affordable Housing: The Reality Series    



Tuesday, November 19 

Barrett Lecture on Constitutional Law: Professor Alan Brownstein    



Thursday, November 21 

Business Law Journal Symposium: "Challenges in Achieving Corporate Social Responsibility"




Tarek Abdel-aleem '10 Wins $1.57 Million Verdict in Civil Trial 

Professor Gary Solis '71 Speaks at First Annual Veterans Law Conference in San Francisco 

Jay Carlisle '69 Honored by New York State Trial Lawyers Association 

Charity Kenyon '77, Timothy Schooley Help Lead Third Appellate District Conference 

Ryan Holte '08 Joins Southern Illinois University Law Faculty 

Charles Lee '02 Promoted to Head Fresno Federal Defenders Office 

Alan Boudreau '09 Joins Faculty at Northern Illinois University College of Law 

Lauri Damrell '05 Helps to Organize National Association of Women Lawyers Event 

Antonia Bernhard '82 Presents New Book in Davis