UC Davis School of Law Places 23rd in U.S. News Rankings

UC Davis School of Law placed 23rd in the latest U.S. News & World
rating of almost 200 American Bar Association-approved law
schools.  The rankings, which appear in the recently released 2012
edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” confirm UC Davis’
ascendance among the nation’s top law schools.

Prominent Faculty from UC Berkeley, UC Hastings and the
University of Arizona to Move to UC Davis

Three distinguished senior law professors—Angela Harris from
UC Berkeley, Ashutosh Bhagwat from Hastings, and Gabriel “Jack”
Chin from the University of Arizona—have  accepted offers to join
the King Hall faculty in the 2011-12 academic year.

The Obvious Choice: Wydicks Fund Student Scholarships

For King Hall Professor Emeritus Richard Wydick and his wife Judy,
there’s no time like the present for supporting scholarships at
UC Davis School of Law.  The Wydicks not only made a planned gift
in 2008 that will ultimately establish a scholarship endowment, but
also have made gifts each year since in order to make scholarship
awards available immediately.  “We feel we’ve been fortunate in life,
and when the time came when we were in position to make a
charitable donation, supporting UC Davis law students was the
obvious choice,” said Wydick.

Law Review Symposium Highlights “Public Trust Doctrine:
30 Years Later”

The 2011 UC Davis Law Review Symposium brought an overflow
audience of legal practitioners, faculty, students, alumni, and staff
to the Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom on March 4 for probing
discussions of the “The Public Trust Doctrine: 30 Years Later.”

Pre-Law Boot Camp, Discover Law Host Outreach Event

The UC Davis School of Law Admissions Office brought participants
in the King Hall Pre-Law Boot Camp and the Law School Admissions
Council’s Discover Law program to King Hall on March 5 to meet with
Law School students and staff and participate in a mock law class
with Professor Clay Tanaka, winner of the 2011 Distinguished
Teaching Award.

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.




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