UC Davis School of Law Undergoes Expansion and Renovation Project
by Robin Salisian
On Saturday, September 29, former state lawmakers, lawyers, law school professors, law school deans, law school alumni, prominent donors, and an architect gathered at a morning ceremony to break ground on the new project.
On Saturday, September 29, former state lawmakers, lawyers, law school professors, law school deans, law school alumni, prominent donors, and an architect gathered at a morning ceremony to break ground on the new project. Several spoke, including outgoing dean of the law school Rex Perschbacher, who said:
"The new King Hall will...be exposed to the light as law and lawmaking should be in a democratic government...The new King Hall will have dignity, stature, yet be open to all. [And it will] keep alive the name—and, most importantly, the vision—of its namesake, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose dream of legal, social, and economic justice for all is the animating vision for the School of Law at UC Davis."
The school opened in 1966 and has a total enrollment of 579. And while the numerical growth of the school has remained modestly steady, the "methods of teaching have [grown] significantly" over time.
"Today's legal education features seminars, skills classes, courses, and technologies that did not exist in the 1960s," said Perschbacher.
In what's considered a smaller law school in the United States, the University of California Davis School of Law houses a network that offers law students even more than some of the world's physically bigger colleges. In the midst of this versatile law school and its offerings is the Career Services departmen ....
The University of California-Davis School of Law, (Martin Luther) King Hall, was founded in the early 60s, during the whirlwind of social change in the U.S. that essentially spread from UC Berkeley, Davis' sister institution. ....
This article talks about the UC Davis School of Law and it's beginning in the 1960's along with all the political changes and racial unrest. The students and faculty were impressed with the work of Martin Luther King during the sixties and as a whole they decided to name the first law school building the Kin ....
The 18,800-square-foot expansion is scheduled to be completed by fall 2009, while renovations on the existing space are due to be completed a year later. Much of the project is funded by $17.9 million in the form of "voter-approved Proposition 1D funds" and $8 million in the form of private donations.
"Among the best small public law schools in the nation, the UC Davis School of Law consistently appears in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report rankings. Its areas of strength include business law; criminal law and procedure; environmental and natural resources law; health care law and bioethics; human rights and social justice law; intellectual property law; international law; and public interest law. Roughly 25 percent of the school's graduates go into public service," says the article.