Professor Reynoso Serves on Attorney General Transition Team
Professor Cruz Reynoso is serving on the transition team of California Attorney General Kamala Harris as a member of the Civil Rights panel, Professor Reynoso has confirmed. Under the leadership of Chairman Bill Lann Lee, former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Civil Rights, the panel is working to identify issues of potential significance in areas including immigration, the LGBT community, hate crimes, disability rights, and related areas. Professor Reynoso said he is very pleased to be able to help identify important civil rights issues, which he characterized as an area in which the California attorney general has wide discretion.
Also serving as part of Harris' transition team is Professor Richard Frank, who is leading the Advisory Committee on the Environment.
A member of the UC Davis School of Law faculty since 2001, Professor Reynoso is an internationally known civil rights leader, the first Latino to sit on the California Supreme Court, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. He has been awarded the UC Davis Medal, the university's highest honor, and the Law School has established the Cruz & Jeannene Reynoso Scholarship for Legal Access to help students with financial needs.