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Spring Semester, Week 7 at King Hall - API Culture Week, 33rd Annual KHLF Auction

Posted By Scott Vignos, Feb 20, 2011

Week 7 - Events and Announcements

UC Davis School of Law

February 20, 2011

API Culture Week: A Generation of Progress

No Classes on Monday (2/21), in observance of Presidents' Day. Monday's schedule will apply on Tuesday (2/22).


NEW LSA Website Up and Running!

After many months of work, the new LSA website is live. Check it out and bookmark it:

The website contains many great new features, including the ability for any member of the King Hall community to submit events and announcements to the weekly email directly from the site by clicking on the "Submit an Event/Announcement" link. The Course Outlines section is also improved, and LSA is working to upload all of the outlines. More features will be added in the coming months, including an improved calendar system that will centralize King Hall events in one place.

LSA extends a special thank you to Jason Aller, Sam Sellers, and Ed Henn, as well as Jason Butler and Assistant Dean Adam Talley, for their support of this project. Research Assistant Position - Prof. Shestowsky

Professor Shestowsky is looking for two new research assistants who can work 8-12 hours per week starting May 2011. The positions are intended to last until the students graduate; successful candidates are expected to agree to work (part-time) for that period.

The focus of the projects will be on alternative dispute resolution and legal psychology. Tasks may require using legal and social science journal databases, and conducting phone survey interviews for a large-scale study of litigants. Training will be provided. If you wish to apply, please email your resume (including two references), transcript and a short letter of interest before February 25th.

Preference will be given to students who have taken our ADR course, have other experience in ADR, or have a background in social science (whether in psychology or some other field) or statistics.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

API Week: A Generation Of Progress, "Asians In Academia"

2/22/2011 | 12:00 PM

Room 1001

Tuesday kicks off API Week with a King Hall flair as we showcase a panel of our very own: Professor Joh, Professor Lee, and Professor Sunder. The UC Davis School of Law is proudly known to have one of the most diverse law school faculties in the country. Come hear the unique stories about about how some of our beloved API professors rose to their career in academia. Korean food served.

Sponsoring Organization: Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

Contact Betty Wang at for more information.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

API Week: A Generation Of Progress, "Law in the Politics"

2/23/2011 | 12:00 PM

Room 1001

Wednesday continues API week as we welcome two amazing Asian women who come from both a legal and political background. Come hear Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, a California State Assembly Member representing the 8th Assembly District, which includes Davis, and Gloria Ochoa - one of the very first API woman to graduate from King Hall, who was also a former Santa Barbara Board of Supervisor and Deputy Chief Counsel to the CA Senate Judiciary Committee. Thai served.

Sponsoring Organization: Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

Contact Chris Alvarez at for more information.

API Week: A Generation Of Progress, presents "REFLECTIONS ON KOREMATSU"

2/23/2011 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 1001

To continue celebrating California's inaugural Fred Korematsu Day, APALSA will be hosting a discussion on Korematsu v. United States - the landmark case, originally upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, that overturned a 40 year-old conviction involving the refusal to obey exclusion orders aimed at Japanese Americans during WWII.

Dale Minami, lead attorney on the Korematsu coram nobis team, will be a featured guest speaker on the panel to discuss the famous case and its impact after 9/11. He will be joined by UC

Davis School of Law faculty Dean Kevin R. Johnson and Professor Alan E. Brownstein.

Reception, with a variety of refreshments, to follow. Asian appetizer served.

Sponsoring Organization: Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

Contact Samantha Bautista at for more information.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

API Week: A Generation Of Progress, "Asians in the Private Sector"

2/24/2011 | 12:00 PM

Room 1001

Come on Thursday of API Week to learn about and meet four Asians from the private practice arena including Kara Ueda, a partner from Best, Best & Krieger, Jeri Paik of the Law Offices of Jerilyn Paik, who specializes in estate planning, probate and trust administrations, Rob Fong from the Law Offices of Ryan & Fong and former counsel for the Sacramento Kings, and Stacy Don from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Chinese served.

Sponsoring Organization: Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

Contact Alex Wang at for more information.

Immigration Clinic Bond Fund Bar Review

2/24/2011 | 9:00 PM

Sophia's Thai Bar, 129 E Street (on E b/w 1st & 2nd), Davis, CA

King Hall Bar Reviewers! On Thursday, 2/24, please join us for Bar Review - Sophia's Thai Bar @ 9pm! We will be getting 20% of all proceeds from 9:00 - 11pm and 10% of all proceeds from 11 until the end of the night so COME EARLY! :) Proceeds will be contributed to the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic Bond Fund to help release detained Immigration Law Clinic clients from ICE custody.

The Bond Fund is one of the clinic's most important resources, and it contributes greatly to the well-being of its clients. If you aren't able to join us at Sophia's but would like to help out in a some way, you can donate here: Below is a paragraph describing the bond fund, which is managed by California Rural Legal Assistance.

Many immigrants in removal proceedings are held in jails across the United States for months or even years while they fight to stay in America. The Department of Homeland Security contracts with jails and prisons all over the country to detain immigrants, including many who are neither a danger to the community nor a flight risk. Sometimes even those who are eligible for bond stay in Immigration Detention because they are unable to come up with the often large bond sums ordered by Immigration Judges. Being held in custody while fighting a protracted legal battle is demoralizing and makes it much more difficult to fight, even where there are clear relief options. Help the Immigration Law Clinic at UC Davis maintain a fund to help detained clients fight their cases from home, instead of from behind bars. When a case is completed successfully, the bond will come back to the clinic and can be recycled for future clinic clients. This fund will enable families to stay together, and help give people the chance to fight their cases without the added constraints of incarceration.

Sponsoring Organization: Immigration Law Clinic

Contact Elica Vafaie at for more information.

Friday, February 25, 2011

API Week: A Generation Of Progress, "Service Friday"

2/25/2011 | 9:00am-12:00pm

If you're around campus on Friday, come find us (or we'll find you) tabling for the Bone Marrow Drive. Every year, thousands are diagnosed with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases. Many of them will die unless they get a bone marrow or cord blood transplant from a matching donor - which are rare especially amongst APIs. Absolutely no donation is required from you - just one simple, painless swab from you could save someone's life, and you'll walk away not only with that awesome feeling, but a sweet treat from us! Candy and cookies served.

Sponsoring Organization: Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

Contact Betty Wang at for more information.

The 33rd Annual KHLF Auction

2/25/2011 | 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Room Freeborn Hall on the UC Davis campus

The 33rd Annual KHLF Auction is this week! We have some amazing items up for auction this year. It's sure to be one of the highlights of the year at King Hall!

Buy your tickets in advance here: Look for the KHLF table in front of the library at lunch all this week. Tickets are $15 for unlimited food, drinks, and fun! Buy now because they will be $20 at the door.

Sponsoring Organization: King Hall Legal Foundation

Contact Elizabeth Klueck at for more information.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Reputation and Your Career

3/11/11 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1302 Gallagher Hall

What is reputation? How is it created, sustained, destroyed and rebuilt? Can it be measured? Rupert Younger, Director of Oxford University's Centre for Corporate Reputation will lead a session aimed at developing a better understanding of reputation as a strategic personal and corporate asset.

RSVP required, email

Sponsoring Organization: UC Davis School of Business

Contact Jon Lieberman at for more information.