Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

Students call the Henderson Center engaging, crucial, and the hub for all things social justice at Berkeley Law. We are proud to be the intellectual home of this school’s active social justice community.  We’ve helped train generations of lawyers to serve the least visible and least powerful with passion and expertise, and we welcome anyone to our table who believes that social justice is an integral part of the legal profession.

Established in response to California’s Proposition 209, the Henderson Center ensures that conversations about power, privilege, race, gender, and class are always part of life and learning at Berkeley Law. Scarcely a week goes by that we aren’t hosting a guest practitioner, alumni, or circle of experts to converse with students about social justice issues, policies, and skills. We also host networking events, workshops, and retreats for social justice students, and collaborate with a diverse and dedicated array of student organizations, from First Generation Professionals to Law Students of African Descent to Students for Sensible Drug Policy. 

Our work bridges the law as it is taught and the law as it is experienced by everyday people.  Join us.  You are welcome here.