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Still Pursuing Justice

Distinguished Visiting Professor and civil rights icon Thelton E. Henderson ’62 was appointed to California’s Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code. The first Black lawyer in the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Henderson was a U.S. District Court judge from 1980 to 2017, an assistant dean at Stanford Law School, and a law professor at Golden Gate. Berkeley Law’s social justice center is named in his honor.