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Christine Helwick

Of Counsel

Christine Helwick provides advice in all areas of higher education law, including Board governance, acculturation, policies and procedures, conflict of interest, town/gown relationships, campus police, records access, auxiliary/support organizations, athletics, First Amendment, real estate acquisitions, land use, privacy and security breaches, student discipline, international study, protecting public image, shared governance, naming policies, affirmative action, contracts, entrepreneurial efforts, construction.

She is the former General Counsel for the California State University system, and also the Managing University Counsel for Litigation at the University of California system.

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Other Distinctions

President, National Association of College and University Attorneys
2013 Corporate Counsel Magazine, Best Legal Department 
Two-term Board Member, National Association of College and University Business Officers
Fulbright Award for Higher Education Administrators

Professional and Civic Involvement

Aspen Institute Participant
Shortstop, Juvenile Diversion Program
Operation Jumpstart Mentor, Long Beach
Mentor, Menlo-Atherton High School, Menlo Park
Board Member, African Library Project
Board Member, Center for the Collaborative Classroom
Member of American Bar Association Site Evaluation Team for University of Maine School of Law 
Member of San Mateo County Civil Jury

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Christine  Helwick
Office: Northern California
Phone: 415-835-9000
Fax: 415-834-0443
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Practice Areas


  • Stanford University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of California, Hastings College Of The Law

Bar/Court Admissions

California State Bar, Southern, Central, Northern, and Eastern Federal District Courts in California, 9th Circuit, United States Supreme Court