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2017 Justice Awards Gala

  • California Club 538 South Flower Street Los Angeles, CA, 90071 United States (map)

Enjoy an evening of entertainment, dining, and unique auction items as Western Justice Center proudly presents our 2017 Justice Awards honorees.

Advocate of Justice

Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company. Find out more at: http://www.universalmusic.com

Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company. Find out more at: http://www.universalmusic.com

Defenders of Justice

Glaser Weil, based in Los Angeles, is one of the country’s premier full-service law firms, which advises a roster of diverse, selective clients — from start-ups to large global corporations to high-profile entertainers and other well-known individuals.  Since Glaser Weil’s beginnings, it has never lost sight of its mission to provide its clients with the imaginative, astute, responsive — and enormously dedicated — service that is in their best business and personal interests.  Glaser Weil also has a vigorous, deeply engrained commitment to serving the communities in which it practices. The Firm's lawyers serve as trustees, members of boards of directors and in other capacities in numerous charities and civic organizations and provide meaningful and impactful pro bono services.  These efforts help strengthen the ties that bind Glaser Weil’s local and national communities while serving those who may be less fortunate or in serious need of legal services. To learn more, visit www.GlaserWeil.com.

Glaser Weil, based in Los Angeles, is one of the country’s premier full-service law firms, which advises a roster of diverse, selective clients — from start-ups to large global corporations to high-profile entertainers and other well-known individuals.  Since Glaser Weil’s beginnings, it has never lost sight of its mission to provide its clients with the imaginative, astute, responsive — and enormously dedicated — service that is in their best business and personal interests.  Glaser Weil also has a vigorous, deeply engrained commitment to serving the communities in which it practices. The Firm's lawyers serve as trustees, members of boards of directors and in other capacities in numerous charities and civic organizations and provide meaningful and impactful pro bono services.  These efforts help strengthen the ties that bind Glaser Weil’s local and national communities while serving those who may be less fortunate or in serious need of legal services. To learn more, visit www.GlaserWeil.com.

Champion of Justice

Erwin Chemerinsky became Dean of Berkeley Law on July 1, 2017, when he joined the faculty as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law.  Before that he was the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor at UC Irvine School of Law where he served from 2008 to 2017.  Before that he taught at Duke University, University of Southern California, DePaul and UCLA Law Schools.   He is the author numerous books, including his last one, The Case Against the Supreme Court, published by Viking in 2014. He also is the author of more than 200 law review articles. He writes a weekly column for the Sacramento Bee, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. He regularly argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court.   In 2016, he was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  In January 2017, National Jurist magazine again named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States.

Erwin Chemerinsky became Dean of Berkeley Law on July 1, 2017, when he joined the faculty as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law.  Before that he was the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor at UC Irvine School of Law where he served from 2008 to 2017.  Before that he taught at Duke University, University of Southern California, DePaul and UCLA Law Schools.  
He is the author numerous books, including his last one, The Case Against the Supreme Court, published by Viking in 2014. He also is the author of more than 200 law review articles. He writes a weekly column for the Sacramento Bee, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. He regularly argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court.  
In 2016, he was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  In January 2017, National Jurist magazine again named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States.

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