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Diversity Champion Award

The Diversity Champion Award was established in 2016 by the California LAW Pathways Advisory Council to recognize and award outstanding organizations for their efforts in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the law field.

Eligibility and Award Criteria

This award is nominated by the Advisory Council directly. All California LAW Pathways partnered organizations that have demonstrated strong efforts in supporting diversity in the law are considered.

Past Recipients


Dean Kevin Johnson
UC Davis School of Law


HS: Narbonne High School Public Service Academy

CC: Saddleback College

Law School: UC Berkeley School of Law, UC Davis School of Law, UC Irvine School of Law, UCLA School of Law

Individual: Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice, California Supreme Court, January 2011 – December 2022


HS: Elizabeth G. Macias Law Academy, Santa Ana High School

CC: Santa Ana Community College

Law School: Southern Law School Collective: University of California, Irvine School of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Loyola Law School

Individual: California State Senator Richard Roth


HS: Wilson High School Law Magnet

CC: Fresno College

Organization: San Diego Gas and Electric


HS: C.K. McClatchy Law and Public Policy Academy

CC: Chaffey College

Organization: Jerry Winthrop, California Partnership Academies, CDE


HS: Jesse Bethel High School Law Academy

CC: Bakersfield College

Organization: Latham and Watkins, LLP 


HS: Richmond High School Law Academy

CC: Rio Hondo College

Organization: Gibson Dunn and Crutcher, LLP


HS: Florin High School Law and the World Academy

CC: East Los Angeles City College

Organization: Fastcase


HS: Crawford High School Academy of Law

CC: Los Angeles Mission College

Organization: Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)