The King Hall community came together to honor Professor Cruz
Reynoso at a screening of “Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of
Justice,” a documentary about the former California Supreme Court
Justice and civil rights champion, at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento
April 6. More than 500 King Hall alumni, students, staff, faculty, family,
and friends gathered for the event, which included remarks from Dean
Kevin R. Johnson, Assemblyman Mike Feuer, Justice Maria P. Rivera,
Senator Gilbert Cedillo, and Ralph Lewin of the California Council for
the Humanities, and a special presentation by La Raza Law Students.
A child of farm workers, Fernando Zazueta is now a successful
attorney who can look back on a career that has included contributing
to vital reforms in California’s standards for court interpreters and
spearheading the construction of the $34 million Mexican Heritage
Plaza in San Jose. He is also a proud member of the King Hall Class
of 1975 and an enthusiastic supporter of UC Davis School of Law.
Professor Amagda Pérez was presented with the William and Sally
Rutter Distinguished Teaching Award and King Hall's 2009-10
scholarship recipients were honored at the 31st Annual Recognition
Celebration on March 18. The event included moving tributes to
Professor Pérez from students and colleagues, as well as remarks
from Dean Kevin R. Johnson, Professor Pérez, and scholarship
recipient Maryam Sayyed '10.
The King Hall Expansion and Renovation project made great strides in
March, as the Spring Recess provided an opportunity for the
contractor to perform critical work tying the new east wing to the
existing King Hall building’s infrastructure. By the beginning of April,
the new structure had assumed much of its final appearance while
crews readied the interior for June occupancy.