Clinical Law Professor Jeffrey Selbin received the 2018 Great Teacher Award from the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT). The society hailed him for showing “that instilling the desire and capability to provide public service must be a fundamental charge of legal academia.”
The director of Berkeley Law’s Policy Advocacy Clinic, Selbin has led clinical program initiatives at the school since 1990.
Honored at SALT’s annual awards celebration, Selbin was called a “champion of justice, diversity, and teaching excellence.” His clinic’s research prompted several California counties to rescind draconian juvenile justice fines and fees last year—and led to a bill that made them illegal statewide.
Selbin also won the UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Award for Community Engaged Teaching, which honors faculty leadership in community-based courses and research, in April.