Star Quartet Honored at Berkeley Law’s Citation Award Dinner

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October 28, 2015 – Berkeley Law.

By Andrew Cohen

Feted at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, Michele Roberts ’80 and John Phillips ’69 each won a Citation Award—the law school’s highest honor—which recognizes exceptional contributions to the bar, the bench, legal scholarship, and the world. Roberts is the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, Phillips is the U.S. Ambassador to Italy and San Marino.

Professor Emerita Eleanor Swift received the Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors the contributions and accomplishments of an exemplary Berkeley Law faculty member. East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) Executive Director Tirien Steinbach ’99 received the Young Alumni Award, given to a graduate from the past 15 years who has made significant contributions through professional, charitable, or other public service activities.

University of California President Janet Napolitano delivered opening remarks and hailed the honorees for “showing that you can make a difference in a lot of different ways. For many of us who are lawyers, it’s not enough to master the craft of law or to mold a career in law. It becomes a call to give something back to your communities. And this is the call that Berkeley Law helps instill in its alumni.” Continue reading…

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