Tirien Steinbach is the executive director of the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), the community-based clinic for Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall). She is a lecturer-in-residence and teaches a companion course on applied legal ethics and community lawyering. Steinbach joined EBCLC in 2001, where she incubated the Clean Slate Clinic, a community reentry program.
Steinbach graduated from Boalt Hall in 1999, where she was co-president of the Berkeley Law Foundation and Vice President for Law Students of African Descent. Upon graduation, Steinbach received several recognitions, including Equal Justice Works and Berkeley Law Foundation fellowships and the inaugural Thelton Henderson Social Justice Prize, the BJALP Adhama Award, the 2010 Sisters of Fire Award, the 2011 LSAD Alumna of the Year Award, and the 2015 Berkeley Law Young Alumna Award. She served on the board of Berkeley Law’s Initiative on Mindfulness and the Law from 2010-14.