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UC Davis Law No. 2 in Historical Ranking of Student Diversity

UC Davis ranks No. 2 historically in student diversity, according to the new Northwestern Pritzker School of Law paper “Affirmative Action and Racial Diversity in U.S. Law Schools, 1980-2021.

The paper by New York University Professor Richard R.W. Brooks, Northwestern Law Professor Kyle Rozema and Yale Law Professor Sarath Sanga studies racial diversity in American law schools and the impact of state-level affirmative action bans.

Celebrating King Hall 2022-2023

2022 Celebrating King Hall 

In March 2022, UC Davis Law honored the achievements of faculty, alumni and students at its first in-person “Celebrating King Hall” event in three years. 

The gathering drew more than 100 people to recognize 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award recipient Karrigan Börk, 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient Yeoryios Apallas ’72 and Rising Star Alumna award winner Austin Quinn-Davidson ’07.  

Externships Director Bauman Co-Chairs CLEA Committee

Director of Externships Dena Bauman has been selected as co-chair of the Clinical Legal Educational Association externship committee. Bauman chairs the committee with June Tai, director of field placement program for the University of Iowa College of Law.

Recent UC Davis Law Graduates Find Remarkable Success in Job Market

Recent UC Davis School of Law graduates have found exceptional success on the employment front. More than 90 percent of the Class of 2021 secured legal jobs within 10 months of graduation. The Class of 2022 is off to a stellar start, with 84% of graduates finding full-time legal work within a few months of graduation.

The employment rate in August for the just-graduated class is “the highest I have seen in my 11 years at the law school,” UC Davis Law Assistant Dean of Career Services Craig Compton said.