“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an international leader in the pursuit of civil rights, equality, and education, The University of California, Davis, School of Law (King Hall) has a tradition of engaging in matters of global consequence. Continuing that tradition, the California International Law Center (CILC) fosters the work of faculty, students, and alumni in international, comparative, and transnational law to enhance California’s role as a global actor.
Founded 2009 by Diane Marie Amann now currently Directed by Professor Anupam Chander, CILC is dedicated to providing UC Davis School of Law students a greater connection to the practice of international law by bringing them into contact with leading international jurists and leading practitioners of international law. We also offer a scholarly colloquium series in which international law scholars discuss their current research and administer summer fellowships for student engaging in human rights and public interest endeavors.
The Center’s Director, Fellow, and Faculty Council have an enduring interest in how law impacts the global community, publishing and consulting widely on pressing global issues—from cross-border crimes to transnational data flow, food security and global finance, international trade and immigration detention. Most importantly, we and our core faculty prepare our students for careers in our 21st century highly-globalized world.
Through this Center, our King Hall community continues to work for justice, at home and abroad. We hope that you will join us in our shared endeavor to better understand the processes of globalization and the role of law in enhancing human flourishing.