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News Posted on March 15, 2012

Professor Reynoso Receives Hispanic National Bar's Highest Honor

Professor Emeritus Cruz Reynoso has received the Hispanic National Bar Association's highest Honor, the Lincoln-Juarez Award.

"The Lincoln-Juarez Award is bestowed to an individual with outstanding achievements in the legal profession," said HNBA President Diane S. Sen in a written announcement.  "Professor Reynoso has tirelessly served his community and the legal profession and is the founder of the Hispanic National Bar Association. Thus it is fitting and just that this recognition be given by the president to express the gratitude the association demonstrates to honor its founder the Honorable Cruz Reynoso for his lifelong passion and commitment to 'sowing the seeds of justice,' fairness and equality under the rule of law." 

A member of the UC Davis School of Law faculty since 2001, Professor Reynoso is an internationally known civil rights leader, the first Latino to sit on the California Supreme Court, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.  He has been awarded the UC Davis Medal, the university's highest honor.  The Law School has established the Cruz & Jeannene Reynoso Scholarship for Legal Access in his name to help students with financial needs.