Christine Helwick
Christine Helwick
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Christine Helwick

General Counsel

Professional Experience

California State University: General Counsel and Secretary (1994- )

University of California, Office of the General Counsel: Managing University Counsel - Litigation (1984-94); Berkeley Campus Counsel (1989-94); Assistant Counsel - Litigation (1978-84)

Private practice (1973-78)

Honors and Awards

Justice and Society Seminar, Aspen Institute (2011)

Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Colleges and University Attorneys (2007)

Fulbright Award, International Education Administrators Program, Germany (2006)

Professional and Community Activities

NACUA (1978- ): President (2002-03); Board of Directors (1995-98; 2000-04)

National Association of College and University Business Officers; Board of Directors (2001-07)

Oxford Roundtable, Sir William Blackstone Colloquium on Higher Education Law, Oxford University (July 2000)

Participant, Leadership California (training and dialogue on significant public policy issues for selected women leaders) (1998)

NACUA Professional Development Institute, Harvard University (July 1998)

Rider, California AIDS Ride (San Francisco to Los Angeles on bicycle) (June 1997)

Alameda County Arbitration Panel (1977-94)

Executive Committee, State Bar of California (1980-83)


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1973)

M.A., Northwestern University (1969)

B.A., Stanford University (1968)


Born: January 6, 1947

Ms. Helwick has been admitted to the State Bar of California, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California. She has lectured on a wide variety of legal issues facing American universities.