As the first law department of the University of California, we joined what has become one of the largest, and possibly most prestigious, university systems in the world. Yet, as a stand alone law school, we benefit from our association with UC, but retain the nimbleness to form partnerships with schools and departments well beyond the UC family. Our network of influence begins in San Francisco but extends to virtually every corner of the globe. Our students, alumni, and faculty learn from, teach, and help shape the law and policy of multiple countries, from England to China. UC Hastings partners with and hosts students and scholars from major foreign universities in cities as diverse as Regensburg, Germany, and Shenzhen, China. And our alumni work throughout the world, bringing the excellent training they received at UC Hastings to the challenges of a complex and interdependent world.