Bakerink was selected to receive the award by members of the law school’s 2013 graduating class.
Criteria for the award include outstanding teaching, availability to students, counseling, community service and the honoree’s impact on students’ years in law school.
Bakerink had been a Tracy attorney for 30 years before becoming a full-time professor at Humphreys three years ago.
A certified specialist in wills and trusts, a subject which he teaches, Bakerink also directs a professional teaching program at the law school. He oversees internships, participation in legal clinics and the law school’s involvement in the Collaborative Courts Project, in which certified students represent clients in courtrooms.
Humphreys College officials described Bakerink as an inspiration to students and “a role model for all to follow.”
The award will be presented to Bakerink at the school of law’s graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 25, by Zachary Drivon, grandson of the late Laurence Drivon, a one-time San Joaquin County district attorney and judge for whom the school is named.
The law school is on the main Humphreys College campus at 6650 Inglewood Ave. in Stockton.
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