Celebrating Our Own


The UCLA Law Awards go to Bruins whose accomplishments serve as a beacon for others. Learn about past winners and join us at our next awards event.

The UCLA School of Law Awards honor individuals whose achievements have made substantial contributions to their profession and community. Through a commitment to access and excellence, our distinguished award recipients exemplify the mission of UCLA Law.

UCLA Law Awards 2020 event details to be announced.

UCLA Law Awards Honorees

UCLA School of Law alumni continue to impact the legal profession and the world through their accomplishments. Since 1962, UCLA School of Law has recognized individual achievements through our annual awards.

  • 2010 - 2019

    2019

    The Hon. Jacqueline Nguyen '91
    Distinguished Alumna of the Year

    William S. Anderson '88
    Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

    Cheryl Lott '04
    Emerging Leader

    Chuck Williams
    Honorary Alumnus

    2018

    The Hon. Audrey B. Collins '77
    Distinguished Alumni of the Year

    Rick Runkel '81
    Distinguished Alumni of the Year

    Jessie Kornberg '07
    Emerging Leader

    2017

    Eugene Volokh '92
    Professional Achievement

    The Hon. Paul J. Watford '94
    Public and Community Service

    2016

    Michelle Banks '88
    Professional Achievement

    David Lash '80
    Public and Community Service

    2015

    Sandra Stern '79
    Professional Achievement

    The Hon. Linda T. Sanchez '95
    Public and Community Service

    2014

    Martine A. Rothblatt, PhD. '81
    Professional Achievement

    The Hon. Joan Dempsey Klein '54
    Public and Community Service

    2013

    Stephen D. Greenberg '77
    Professional Achievement

    Alicia Miñana de Lovelace '87
    Public and Community Service

    2012

    Melanie Cook '78
    Professional Achievement

    Ronald D. Brown '79
    Public and Community Service

    2011

    David P. Steiner '86
    Professional Achievement

    The Hon. Sandra Ikuta '88
    Public and Community Service

    2010

    John G. Branca '75
    Professional Achievement

    David W. Fleming '59
    Public and Community Service

  • 2000 - 2009

    2009

    Nancy L. Abell '79
    Professional Achievement

    Lowell Milken '73
    Public and Community Service

    2008

    James D. C. Barrall '75
    Professional Achievement

    Ralph J. Shapiro '58
    Public and Community Service

    2007

    Nelson C. Rising '67
    Professional Achievement

    David J. Epstein '64
    Public and Community Service

    2005 / 2006

    Stewart Resnick '62
    Professional Achievement

    The Hon. Richard D. Fybel '71
    Public and Community Service

    2004

    Stacey Snider '85
    Professional Achievement

    The Hon. Kim M. Wardlaw '79
    Public and Community Service

    2003

    Michael T. Masin '69
    Professional Achievement

    The Hon. Steven Z. Perren '67
    Public and Community Service

    2001 / 2002

    William Vaughn '55
    Professional Achievement

    Stewart Kwoh '74
    Public and Community Service

    2000

    Skip Brittenham '70
    Professional Achievement

    The Hon. Elwood Lui '69
    Public and Community Service

  • 1990 - 1999

    1999

    Barbara Boyle '60
    Professional Achievement

    The Hon. Gary L. Taylor '63
    Public and Community Service

    1998

    David G. Price '60
    Professional Achievement

    Congressman Howard Berman '65
    Public and Community Service

    1997

    The Hon. Alex Kozinski '75
    Professional Achievement

    Joseph Duff '71
    Public and Community Service

    1996

    The Hon. Janice Rogers Brown '77
    Professional Achievement

    Nancy Mintie '79
    Public and Community Service

    1995

    Kenneth Ziffren '65
    Professional Achievement

    Antonia Hernandez '74
    Public and Community Service

    1994

    The Hon. William A. Masterson '58
    Professional Achievement

    Congressman Henry A. Waxman '64
    Public and Community Service

    1993

    Gil Garcetti '67

    1992

    Albert B. Glickman '60

    1991

    Geraldine S. Hemmerling '52

    1990

    The Hon. Lourdes G. Baird '76

  • 1980 - 1989

    1989

    Daniel P. Garcia '74

    1988

    Herbert J. Solomon '56

    1987

    The Hon. John A. Arguelles '54

    1986

    The Hon. Charles S. Vogel '59

    1985

    The Hon. Kenneth L. Maddy '63

    1984

    The Hon. Billy G. Mills '54

    1983

    Ralph J. Shapiro '58

    1982

    Susan Westerberg Prager '71

    1981

    Bruce Hochman '52

    1980

    Marsha MeLean-Utley '64

  • 1970 - 1979

    1979

    The Hon. Mariana Pfaelzer '57

    1978

    Andrea Ordin '65

    Arthur Greenberg '52

    1977

    The Hon. Ed Edelman '58

    1976

    Willie Barnes '59

    1975

    The Hon. Richard Schauer '55

    1974

    Josiah L. Neeper '59

    1973

    John C. McCarthy '52

    1972

    The Hon. Christian E. Markey '58

    1971

    Jerald S. Schutzbank '57

    1970

    The Hon. Norman L. Epstein '58

  • 1962 - 1969

    1969

    William B. Keene '52

    1967

    The Hon. Dorothy Nelson '53

    1968

    William Cohen '56

    1966

    Roger Pettitt '54

    1965

    Harvey Grossman '54

    1964

    Charles Rickershauser '57

    1963

    The Hon. Joan Dempsey Klein '54

    1962

    Richard T. Hanna '52

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