Like the state whose name it shares, the University of California, Davis, School of Law has a tradition of engagement in matters of global consequence. Continuing that tradition is the California International Law Center at King Hall. CILC (pronounced “silk”) fosters the work of faculty, students, and alumni in international, comparative, and transnational law, and in so doing CILC enhances California’s role as a global actor.
The California Environmental Law & Policy Center is a research and policy center located within the UC Davis School of Law (King Hall). Created in 2010, the Center is dedicated to cutting-edge environmental scholarship and academic initiatives, and committed to translating these efforts into effective and timely public policy.
Our research engages the many dimensions of the process of technoscientific innovation -- from the design, articulation, and funding of research programs to the patenting and publication of their outcomes -- paying particular attention to the process, practices, instruments, and techniques of innovation and to the conceptual and practical problems of knowledge transfer. Intellectual property (both traditional regimes and more recent platforms like free software, open source, science commons, and norm-based reward systems) is a central focus of CSIS, as are issues pertaining to bioprospecting and the access to and reward of traditional knowledge.
The Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies is an initiative led by faculty and students at the University of California, Davis King Hall School of Law, to honor the life and work of Keith Aoki. Professor Aoki was a faculty member at King Hall who died an untimely death in 2011. Although he contributed to scholarship in many fields, his work connecting critical theory, race, and immigration issues was close to his heart. The Aoki Center hopes to carry on Professor Aoki's legacy through faculty scholarship in these areas and also by encouraging students to develop their interests in critical theory.