Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom Hosts Ninth Circuit
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the nation's largest federal appeals court, held oral arguments in King Hall, as the new Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom hosted a special sitting of the Ninth Circuit on March 15. The hearing marked the first time the Ninth Circuit has held a session at UC Davis School of Law and served as a prominent example of the ways in which the upgraded facilities in King Hall's new east wing are enriching students' educational experiences and raising the Law School's profile.
Law School faculty, students, and staff crowded into the Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom to observe as Circuit Judges William A. Fletcher and Milan D. Smith, Jr., and United States District Judge George H. Wu, sitting by designation, heard arguments in cases involving immigration, asylum, water law, and diversity jurisdiction. Many more students, staff, and faculty viewed the proceedings on video screens around King Hall. The judges also participated in a question-and-answer session following the oral arguments.
The session, which took place on the same day as the release of the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of American Bar Association-approved law schools, drew media coverage from the Sacramento Bee and the Davis Enterprise, both of which mentioned King Hall's rise to No. 23 in the rankings and included comments from Dean Kevin R. Johnson.
Sacramento Bee article
Davis Enterprise article