Shields Society Event Features Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic
UC Davis School of Law figured prominently in the eleventh annual Peter J. and Carolee W. Shields Society Breakfast hosted by UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi on September 10. The event included remarks from Dean Kevin R. Johnson as well as praise for the Law School and the Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic from Chancellor Katehi.
The annual event honors members of the Shields Society, who have named UC Davis in their estate plans, and traditionally has included a presentation on an outstanding UC Davis department or program. This year's presentation focused on the School of Law and the Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic and included remarks from Chancellor Katehi, who praised the Law School, its academic program, faculty, and students, and spoke enthusiastically of King Hall's rising status in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Dean Johnson remarked upon the excellence of the King Hall faculty, students, and community, and touched on subjects including the recent hiring of outstanding new faculty, the launching of new initiatives such as the California Environmental Law Center and California International Law Center at King Hall, the King Hall expansion and renovation, and the excellence of the Law School's clinical programs. He described the role of the Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic, the only entity offering free legal representation to low-income victims of domestic violence in Yolo County, and introduced Rebecca Lovell '12, who spoke on the excellence of King Hall from a student perspective. Lovell said that her experiences working with the clinic had been immensely rewarding and provided invaluable hands-on training she expected to make use of as a Northern California family law practitioner after graduation.
In attendance were Shields Society members including Tom Stallard '75 and Meg Stallard, Robert Leidigh '71 and Barbara Leidigh '76, Wayne A. '71 and Jacque A. Bartholomew, Professor Emeritus Richard Wydick, Professor and Director of Clinical Education Leticia Saucedo, and Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic Supervising Attorney Krystal Callaway Jaime ‘02, as well as students Erik Cuadros '12 and Jennifer Gomez '12.