Legal Studies Distinguished Alum Talk: Judge Teri Jackson

Legal Studies proudly presents the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award and Talk


Judge Teri L. Jackson: From UCSC to the San Francisco Superior Court 

4/25 3:30-5pm, Charles E. Merrill Lounge

Come hear Jackson speak about the challenges and rewards of her journey from UCSC to becoming the first African-American woman elected as Presiding Judge on the San Francisco County Superior Court.  


Along the way, Judge Jackson’s path has included earning a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School and working in civil, criminal, and corporate law. She worked for a San Francisco law firm, served as a prosecutor for the San Mateo County and San Francisco County District Attorney’s offices, working on issues from domestic violence to homicide, and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at UC Hastings and the University of San Francisco Law School.


As noted in a UCSC news story: "throughout her career, Jackson has been dedicated to encouraging increased participation by women and people of color in the legal profession. She has also been active in education, serving as a mentor and encouraging young people to pursue higher education."

"I greatly value the education I received at UCSC," says Jackson, who graduated from high school with honors at the top of her class when she was just 15. "I was just 16 when I went to college, and UCSC provided a supportive environment that helped me thrive.""

Among Jackson's many distinctions, she has been the Chair of the State Bar of California Committee of Bar Examiners, and received the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Tara L. Riedley Barristers Choice Award (2018), the Madam C.J. Walker Pioneer Award (2008), recognition from the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (2007), and the A. Philip Randolph Institute Roseina Tucker Award (2006).

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Charles E. Merrill Lounge
Rutherford House , Santa Cruz, California 95064

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public


Academic, Diversity & Inclusion, Professional Development

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