Hon. Thelton E. Henderson Social Justice Prize

In previous annual Galas, the Henderson Center awards a prize to a Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) graduate who has been admitted to the bar for fewer than seven years and best exemplifies the intellectual rigor, integrity, courage and vision that are distinctive of the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson.  

Social Justice Prize nominees should have (1) demonstrated a commitment to social justice through use of the law to challenge social inequities, and shown creativity in developing legal strategies to advance social justice; (2)made a significant contribution to under-represented and/or disadvantagedcommunities; and (3) engaged in work that reflects the personal and professional intellectual rigor, integrity, courage and vision that are distinctive of the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson.


Past Recipients​
2013         MRupert    Maya Rupert ’06
Policy Director
National Center for Lesbian Rights
2012 RLeigh Rovianne Leigh ’05
Associate
Berkey & Williams LLP 
2011  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Hilary G. Armstrong ’04       
Supervising Attorney, Health Legal Services
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
2010

Aracelicrop

Araceli Martínez-Olguín ’04
Staff Attorney
Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center 
2009

YPark

Yungsuhn Park ’05
Staff Attorney
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
2008  Alegria_De_La_Cruz_2008_Social_Justice_Prize_Awardee Alegria De La Cruz ’03
Directing Attorney, Migrant Farmworker Project
California Rural Legal Assistance
2007

CDaley

Christopher Daley ’01
Co-Director
Transgender Law Center
2006

TSteinbach

Tirien Steinbach ’99
Director, Decriminalization of Poverty Practice
East Bay Community Law Center