UC Davis School of Law hosted a highly successful Alumni and
Friends Reception in San Francisco on January 5, with more than
100 King Hall faculty, alumni, students, and friends of the Law
School attending. The event took place in conjunction with the
Association of American Law Schools 2011 Annual Meeting,
where King Hall faculty played a prominent role, participating in
panels, discussions, and meetings.
For Jerry Hobrecht ’83, attending UC Davis School of Law was
“absolutely the best decision” he ever made, and one that prepared
him well for the wide range of challenging legal work he encounters
as Vacaville’s city attorney. That’s why he has supported the Law
School through volunteer work and financial contributions, and why
he wants to encourage other alumni to do the same. “It’s time for
those of us who benefitted from the excellent education we received
at UC Davis to give back to the Law School,” he said.
In 2010, the Supreme Court decision in Padilla v. Kentucky changed
the way the American legal system deals with non-citizen defendants.
Now, as legal professionals in California and around the country seek
to understand what these changes mean, Professor Raha Jorjani
and the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic are playing a leadership
role in providing the information and assistance they need.
UC Davis School of Law has received $100,000 from the estate of
Sue R. Wilkins, one of the Law School's most generous
supporters. The donation was the latest in a succession of major
gifts by Wilkins, who made contributions to King Hall in honor of her
late husband to name the U.S. District Court Judge Phillip C. Wilkins
& Sue Robinson Wilkins Moot Courtroom and to establish the
Honorable Phillip C. Wilkins Memorial Scholarship.