University lawyers preview hearing for DACA lawsuit

May 13, 2018

The UC Office of the President, or UCOP, held a teleconference Friday to discuss its ongoing lawsuit against the Trump administration — university representatives will appear before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday, May 15.

The UC filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration in September 2017, arguing that the administration’s rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was unconstitutional and in violation of the rights of the university. According to a UCOP press release, the UC was the first university to sue the federal government.

UCOP spokesperson Claire Doan moderated the teleconference, which included attorneys Jeffrey Davidson and Alexander Berengaut, partners from Covington & Burling LLP who are representing the university pro bono on Tuesday.


The Daily Californian