William Coblentz, a major supporter of Berkeley Law, died September 13, 2010 at age 88. He was senior partner of Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass, whose $500,000 contribution established The William K. Coblentz Civil Rights Endowment Fund for student and faculty research related to racial and ethnic justice. Often listed in Best Lawyers in America, Coblentz specialized in land use and development, real estate law, and complex business transactions. A director, trustee, regent, and counselor of numerous public entities, charities, businesses, foundations, and families, he chaired the UC Board of Regents, received UC Berkeley’s prestigious Berkeley Citation Award, and was recently named co-chair of Berkeley Law’s I. Michael Heyman Project.
Please click here to make a gift in Bill's memory. You can also write a check to the "The William K. Coblentz Civil Rights Endowment Fund" and send it to the following address:
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Boalt Hall Alumni Center
2850 Telegraph Ave., Suite 500
Berkeley, CA 94705-7220
If you have questions about making a gift, please call: 510-643-6542.
- Read the San Francisco Chronicle Obituary
- Berkeley Law Receives Its Largest Law Firm Contribution (2008)
- Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass Partner William K. Coblentz Honored with Civil Rights Endowment Fund at Alma Mater (2008)