Alumni Awards & Donor Celebration

alumni awards and donor celebration

Berkeley Law is proud to present four prestigious awards to our alumni and faculty. This year, the awardees from 2023 will be celebrated at a special donor and volunteer recognition event. We congratulate the 2023 awardees.

The Citation Award
Created in 1961, the Citation Award recognizes Berkeley Law graduates who have made exceptional contributions to the school, the bar, the bench, legal scholarship, the state, the nation, and the world.

  • 2023 – Leo J. Pircher ’57, Founding Member, Pircher, Nichols & Meeks


The Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
The Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award honors the lifelong contributions and accomplishments of an exemplary Berkeley Law Faculty Member.

  • 2023 – Prof. Elisabeth A. Semel, Chancellor’s Clinical Professor of Law, Co-Director, Death Penalty Clinic


The Young Alumni Award
The Young Alumni Award is given to an alumnus/a who has graduated in the past 15 years and has made significant contributions to his or her community through professional, charitable or other public service activities, extraordinary service to the law school and other achievements.

  • 2023 –  Hon. Bryant Y. Yang ’07, Judge, Superior Court of Los Angeles County


The Judge D. Lowell and Barbara Jensen Public Service Award
The Jensen Public Service Award is given to a prominent Berkeley Law graduate who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to public service in the legal profession. This award was incorporated into the Alumni Awards Celebration in 2019.

  • 2023 – Eva J. Paterson ’75, Co-Founder and President, Equal Justice Society

To make a special contribution to the Berkeley Law Fund in honor of the 2023 awardees, please contact Holly Johnson in the Berkeley Law Development and Alumni Relations office at (510) 664-4166