Past Award Recipients

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.

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

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.

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 Citation Award Ceremony in 2019.

2019

Holly J. Fujie ’78, Citation Award
James H. McManis ’67,
Citation Award
Benson Cohen ’04,
Young Alumnus Award
David Lieberman,
Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
Barry Scheck ’74,
Jensen Award for Public Service

2018

Noel W. Nellis ’66, Citation Award
Quyen Ta ’03, Young Alumna Award
Robert D. Cooter, Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award

2017 Theodore Lee ’59, Citation Award
Ann O’ Leary ’05, Young Alumna Award
Stephen D. Sugarman, Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
2015 Ambassador John Phillips ’69, Citation Award
Michele A. Roberts ’80, Citation Award
Tirien Steinbach ’99, Young Alumna Award
Eleanor Swift, Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
Jules Bonjour ’66, Jensen Award for Public Service
2014 Theodore Olson ’65, Citation Award
Roxanna Altholz ’99, Young Alumna Award
Pamela Samuelson, Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
Thomas Orloff ’69, Jensen Award for Public Service
2012 Centennnial Gala held in lieu of Awards Dinner – Awards not given
Judge Charles Breyer ’66, Jensen Award for Public Service (2013)
Sanford Svetcov ’64, Jensen Award for Public Service (2012)
2011 Jess S. Jackson (1930 – 2011) ’55, Citation Award
E. Patricia Herron ’64, Citation Award
Mitchell  Zuklie ’96, Young Alumnus Award
Kathleen Vanden Heuvel ’86, Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
Penelope Cooper ’64, Jensen Award for Public Service
2010 Irving Tragen ’45, Citation Award
Nan Joesten ’97, Young Alumna Award
Edward Halbach, Jr., Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
Judge Kathryn Mickle Werdegar ’62, Jensen Award for Public Service
2009 Stuart Gordon ’65,  Citation Award
Richard Buxbaum ’53, Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
Laura Parsky ’95, Young Alumna Award
2008 Dale Minami ’71,  Citation Award
Mallun Yen ’95, Young Alumna Award
Melvin Eisenberg, Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
Judge J. Clifford Wallace ’55, Jensen Award for Public Service
2007 Werner Wolfen ’53,  Citation Award
 Kathi Pugh ’90, Young Alumna Award
 Sandy Kadish, Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
Governor Pete Wilson ’62, Jensen Award for Public Service
2006 Michael E. Tigar ’66,  Citation Award
Jon S. Tigar ’89, Young Alumnus Award
 I. Michael Heyman, Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
Judge Henry Ramsey ’63, Jensen Award for Public Service
2005 David R. Andrews ’71,  Citation Award
 Jesse H. Choper, Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
Judge Lloyd D. George ’71, Jensen Award for Public Service
2004 Robert C. Berring ’74,  Citation Award
Judge Thelton Henderson ’62, Jensen Award for Public Service
2003 Elizabeth Cabraser ’78,  Citation Award
Henry Ramsey Jr. ’63,  Citation Award
Herma Hill Kay, Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
Judge Robert Puglia ’58, Jensen Award for Public Service
2002 Kathryn Mickle Werdegar ’62,  Citation Award
Mark Lemley ’91, Young Alumnus Award
Edwin Meese III ’58, Jensen Award for Public Service
2001 Larry Sonsini ’66,  Citation Award
Joanne Garvey ’61, Jensen Award for Public Service
2000 Thelton Henderson ’62 ,Citation Award
Judge Harry Low ’55, Jensen Award for Public Service

 

1999 David Frohnmayer ’67,  Citation Award
Judge Clinton White ’48, Jensen Award for Public Service
1998 Joanne Garvey ’61,  Citation Award
Paula E. Boggs ’84, 
Young Alumna Award
Judge Stanley Golde ’52, Jensen Award for Public Service
1997 Babette Barton ’54
1996 Jerome Falk, Jr. ’65
Jeffrey L. Bleich ’89, 
Young Alumnus Award
1995 Forrest Plant ’49
1994 Cruz Reynoso ’58
1993 Richard Clarke ’55
Jami Floyd ’
89, Young Alumna Award
1992 Raoul Magana ’35
James O’Brien ’35
1991 Allen Broussard ’53
1990 Hans Linde ’50
1989 Harry Pregerson ’50
J. Clifford Wallace ’55
1988 Neil Goldschmidt ’67
1987 Louis Heilbron ’31
Sam Kagel ’48
1986 Richard Lamm ’61
Peter Wilson ’62
1985 Vernon Goodin ’40
Mildred Lillie ’38
1984 Robert Bridges ’33
William Edlund ’53
1983 D. Lowell Jensen ’52
Robert Raven ’52
1982 Wakefield Taylor ’37
Edwin Meese, III ’58
1981 Martin Gang ’27
William Orrick, Jr. ’41

 

1980 George Johnson ’29
Marcus Mattson ’30
1979 G. William Miller ’52
1978 Frank Newman ’41
1977 William Godward ’37
1976 Richard Jennings ’39
Stefan Riesenfeld ’37
Arthur Sherry ’32
1975 John Doar ’49
1974 John Goldberg ’17
1973 Matthew Tobriner ’32
1972 Adrian Kragen ’34
1971 Bernard Witkin ’28

 

1970 Phillip Ehrlich ’13
1969 Alfonso Zirpoli ’28
1968 Edward Barrett, Jr. ’41
1967 Stanley Barnes ’25
1966 Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong ’15
W. Warren Ferrier, Jr. ’14
1965 Dean Rusk ’40
Herman Selvin ’27
1964 Walter Gordon ’22
Herman Phleger ’14
1963 Raymond Peters ’27
Homer Crotty ’22
1962

Warren Olney, III ’27
Jesse Steinhart ’03

1961 Earl Warren ’14
Roger Traynor ’27