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As the daughter of a prominent public interest law attorney, Aimee Dudovitz had always been conscious of the ways in which the law could be used to help others and work as a vehicle for social change, and as a California native, she was well aware of the excellent options for legal education offered by the University of California system. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, she investigated the various options and realized UC Davis School of Law was the best choice for her.
"I wanted a law school that would provide a wonderful education, but also an intimate experience with faculty who are really dedicated to teaching and committed to their students. King Hall is unique in offering that combination," said Dudovitz, a 1999 graduate of UC Davis School of Law and an Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Dudovitz was an outstanding student, serving as articles editor for UC Davis Law Review, and graduated Order of the Coif. She served as a clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Dean Pregerson, a 1976 graduate of King Hall, then for his father, Judge Harry Pregerson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. From there she went to Irell & Manella, where she worked on entertainment law and LGBT civil rights issues, then to Strumwasser & Woocher, where she focused on election law and public law, and also handled education law cases, working on behalf of the Los Angeles Unified School District and other clients, usually in the area of public policy and constitutional law. She joined the Loyola faculty in 2010. (She is also of counsel at Goldberg, Lowenstein & Weathermax in Los Angeles.)
Dudovitz said that UC Davis School of Law prepared her well for all of the challenges she's faced. "I think the education I received at King Hall was second to none, especially in terms of critical thinking and legal writing. I was very well prepared to be a practicing attorney."
"King Hall is unique in the sense that it's not the ‘cut-throat' law school experience that you hear about," she continued. "It's a supportive environment in which to learn. The faculty are first-rate. They really care about their students, and they take the time to get to know them and answer their questions. You really do receive an outstanding legal education."