The intellectual hub of the law school’s vibrant social justice community, the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice trains the next generation of lawyers to represent underserved communities and produces innovative and accessible scholarship on issues of race, sex and poverty. Established in 1999, the Henderson Center produces and fosters creative scholarship that examines the law through a lens of social justice.  By providing bridges between academia and the real world and between theory and practice, the Center teaches students to work collaboratively across disciplines and perspectives and to locate the common ground among people.

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On November 19, 2015, the Henderson Center asks for your support in advancing our mission during the upcoming Cal fundraising drive “BIG GIVE.”
To give to the Henderson Center on 11-19-2015, please visit: 
During our 24-hour fundraising blitz you can give your favorite schools, colleges, and programs at UC Berkeley a big boost and help them win contests and cash prizes. Together we’ll ensure that Cal students and faculty continue to reach higher, dream grander, and imagine farther, maintaining our position as the No. 1 public university in the world.  For more information visit:


Beginning this year (2015-16) the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at Berkeley Law will administer a specialized certificate program for J.D. students that recognizes successful completion of a course of study focused on public interest and social justice.

For more information on the requirements for the certificate and how to apply visit: