David R. Andrews Fund

The David R. Andrews Environmental Law Fund Campaign

David Andrews To make an online gift in David’s memory, please click here.

David R. Andrews, Boalt Class of 1971, and the law school’s 2005 Citation Award Recipient, was an environmental law pioneer and the first African American managing partner of a major law firm. He died December 30, 2013. To honor his significant contributions in both the public and private sectors, Andrews’ son, David M. Andrews established an endowment, The David R. Andrews ’71 Environmental Law Fund at Boalt Hall School of Law.

"My father received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UC Berkeley and built his law practice in Environmental Law," said David M. Andrews. "As his career progressed and he continued his achievements, he consistently made time for public sector work through EPA, HHS and the State Department. And he was always involved with Boalt. I think it's very important to give back like my father did with his service to the public sector, and to the unique educational institution that made his contributions possible. The fund is intended to let the next generation know the great things that my father accomplished, starting from his UC roots, and to inspire them to do great things.”

“I want my father to be remembered not just because of what he meant to me,” Andrews said, “but because he accomplished a lot in his lifetime and made a difference.”  Former Boalt Dean Christopher Edley, Jr. who worked with Andrews in several roles over the years, said: “I had great admiration and fondness for him. A great man. A life well spent.”

Senior vice president for government affairs, general counsel, and secretary at PepsiCo before retiring in 2005, David R. Andrews previously chaired the international law firm McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen (now Bingham McCutchen), where he was also a partner. He also served as senior counsel to the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was a director at PG&E and Kaiser Permanente, lead director at Union Bank, a trustee on several non-profit boards, and a prominent international and U.S. arbitrator.

Established with a generous $100,000 gift by Camille and David M. Andrews, The David R. Andrews ’71 Environmental Fund seeks to raise at least $500,000 to support the following:

  • Funding for the highest priority projects at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment—including but not limited to teaching and research, law and graduate student research positions, policy briefs and workshops, and experiential courses.

Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) was an environmental law pioneer among major law schools and continues to be a leader in the field. 

Berkeley Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, CLEE, educates the next generation of environmental leaders and develops policy solutions to pressing environmental and energy issues. CLEE issues a Certificate in Environmental Law to graduating 3L and LLM students upon completion of specialization requirements. Regular course offerings are augmented by international and comparative environmental law courses.

The Center's policy initiatives focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, advancing the transition to renewable energy, and ensuring clean water for California's future. Through projects at the Center, students engage in cutting-edge research and writing with the Center’s faculty and policy experts; explore interdisciplinary perspectives; obtain vital practical experience; and connect with the Bay Area's vibrant environmental and energy community. 

We invite you to share a photo, quote, comment or memory about David by sending us an email at alumni@law.berkeley.edu and we will post your comments on this page.

To make an online gift in David’s memory and help Berkeley Law carry on David’s legacy in environmental law, please click here.

If you’d like to send your gift by mail, please send a check to the UC Berkeley Foundation and indicate The David R. Andrews Environmental Law Fund in the memo line to:

University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Boalt Hall Alumni Center
2850 Telegraph Ave., Suite 500
Berkeley, CA 94705-7220

For gifts of stocks or securities or if you have questions, please call call (510) 643-6542.

Thank you to family, friends, businesses and foundations who have championed this project.


Current Campaign Total: $502,600

Camille and David M. Andrews

Rob and Christy Arnold

Linda M. Assante-Carrasco

Bank of Tokyo - Mitsubishi UFJ

Lynda and Mark Barry

Gil Berkeley

Nicholas Binkley
"Wishing you good luck in providing an endowed program at Boalt for your father. He was a good man."

David and Laurie Callies
"We send our warmest aloha to the entire Andrews family. Your father graced our lives for too short a time. The David R. Andrews Environmental Law Fund is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man."

James Campbell Co. LLC

Rick and Bev Chong
"We truly miss your father."

C. Lee Cox

Richard J. Dahl 

Claudia Eckelmann and Allen Hardy
"Always with us."

James C. Fowler

Christine Garvey
"Dave was one of the most wonderful men I had the privilege to know and work with in my career. He is very much missed."

Barry Goode

Jayni Foley Hein '08 and Patrick T. Hein '07

Mary Helvey

Maryellen Cattani Herringer '68

Morris and Rosey Hirsch

Gayle and Bill Ide

Tasha Kelley

Roger Kimmel

Eugene A. Ludwig

Mark Midkiff

Masashi and Yoshiko Oka
“We miss Dave deeply, and we’re honored to help ensure that the effects of his good works ripple through generations.”

Jennifer O'Reilly
"In admiration for David Andrews and for his thoughtful and meaningful leadership."

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Hyun Park

PepsiCo Foundation

Michelle and Cynthia Presley

Barbara Rambo and Tom Goossens

Deanna Ruth Rutter '72

Tetsuo Shimura

Bill Stolte and Stephanie Peters
"We are deeply saddened by Dave's passing. His integrity and ideals deserve to be remembered and for that we are most grateful to be able to participate!"

Tatsuo Tanaka

Deborah and Tom Threlkel

Union Bank Foundation 

Robert and Charlotte Uram 

Barry L. Williams

Thomas B. Worth '76