April 4, 2013—Carole Goldberg, UCLA vice chancellor, academic personnel and the Jonathan D. Varat distinguished professor of law at UCLA School of Law, will be honored by Hillel at UCLA at the organization’s Annual Gala, to be held on April 24, 2013. She is being recognized for her commitment to Hillel, to UCLA and to Jewish life in Los Angeles.
Professor Goldberg, who joined the UCLA Law faculty in 1972, is a national expert on federal Indian and tribal law. She was appointed in January 2011 by President Obama to serve on the Indian Law and Order Commission, which is investigating and recommending ways to improve Indian country criminal justice. In 2006, she served as the Oneida Indian Nation visiting professor at Harvard Law School, and in 2007 she was appointed a justice of the Hualapai Court of Appeals. Professor Goldberg has written widely on the subject of federal Indian law and tribal law, and she is currently co-principal investigator of a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Justice to study the administration of criminal justice in Indian country.
She has twice served as associate dean for UCLA School of Law, from 1984 to 1989 and from 1991 to 1992. She has also served as chair of the Academic Senate in 1993-1994. In 2011, she was appointed vice chancellor, academic personnel, for the UCLA campus.
An active participant in Hillel, Professor Goldberg has served as president of the board of directors of both the Los Angeles Hillel Council and Hillel at UCLA, receiving an Exemplar of Excellence Award from the Hillel International Center in 1999. She has also served on the board of the ACLU of Southern California and the Wishtoyo Foundation, an organization advancing Native cultures and environmental values.
For more information about the Hillel at UCLA Annual Gala, please visit: www.ucla.hillel.org/annualgala2013.