Retired Tracy lawyer named professor of year
May 23, 2013 | 2663 views | 1 1 comments | 339 339 recommendations | email to a friend | print
G. Archer “Archie” Bakerink of Tracy has been named Professor of the Year at Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law in Stockton.

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.

• Accolades runs in Our Town whenever we hear about someone who has done something extraordinary and deserves kudos for it. If you have news for Accolades, send it to or drop off a note at the Tracy Press, 131 W. 10th St.

Comments-icon Post a Comment
May 24, 2013
It is an honor and a privelage to work with, and learn from, Mr. Bakerink. I am very proud to call him my friend. He does a fantastic job working with his students and clients.

We encourage readers to share online comments in this forum, but please keep them respectful and constructive. This is not a space for personal attacks, libelous statements, profanity or racist slurs. Comments that stray from the topic of the story or are found to contain abusive language are subject to removal at the Press’ discretion, and the writer responsible will be subject to being blocked from making further comments and have their past comments deleted. Readers may report inappropriate comments by e-mailing the editor at