Frohnmayer Award for Public Service

20th Anniversary Frohnmayer Award


The Honorable Mustafa T. Kasubhai 'JD 96

Judge Kasubhai

2024 Frohnmayer Award Recipient

Friday, April 12, 2024

5:30 pm

Embassy Suites, Downtown Portland

 Register now to join us in celebration of Public Service

About our Honoree

Judge Mustafa T. Kasubhai, JD ’96 is a U.S. Magistrate Judge with the District Court for the District of Oregon, a position he was appointed to in 2018 after serving eleven years as a State Circuit Court Judge in the Oregon Judicial Department at the Lane County Circuit Court. Judge Kasubhai is the first Muslim American to serve as a federal judge in the United States.

A champion for diversity and equality throughout his legal career, Kasubhai was nominated for the Frohnmayer Award for Public Service for his leadership, mentorship, and service to Oregon Law students, the school, and the profession. He facilitates Oregon Law’s Litigation Lab, serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council, and provides mentorship through the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association, Oregon Asian/Pacific-American Association, and the Lane County Bar Association.

Judge Kasubhai is an active member of several Oregon legal associations and diversity groups including the Oregon State Bar Board of Bar Examiners, Lane County Bar Association, Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Oregon Minority Lawyers Association, Oregon Women Lawyers, Oregon Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association, and the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association and South Asian Bar Association. 

The co-founder of the Oregon Mediation Diversity Project, Judge Kasubhai also remains active with the Oregon District Court Judicial Equity Committee, the Oregon State Bar Leadership Institute Advisory Board, and the Joint State & Federal Workgroup on Unconscious Bias Education.

Before judicial service, Judge Kasubhai practiced law in Eugene and Klamath Falls and served as a member of the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board. 

Born in Reseda, California to an Indian immigrant family, Kasubhai received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992 and a JD from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1996. 

About the Award

The Frohnmayer Award for Public Service, given annually since 2002 by the Law School Alumni Association, was named in honor of the family of University of Oregon President Emeritus and Law Professor Dave Frohnmayer. The award recognizes a graduate, faculty member, or friend of Oregon Law whose public service brings honor to the school.

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Past Honorees




Marc Friedman '89


The Honorable John V. Acosta '82


Jeffrey Beaver '85


David F. Bartz, Jr. '82


Judge Nan Waller '79


Senator Ron Wyden '74


Honorable David Schuman '84


Hon. Martha Walters '77 and John VanLandingham '77 


Michael Schrunk '67 


Duncan Campbell '73 


Ellen Rosenblum '75 and Richard Meeker '74 


Barbara Aldave 


Edwin Peterson '57


Hans Linde


Clifford Freeman '76 


Lawrence "Lare" Aschenbrenner '57 


Alfred "Ted" Goodwin '51 


Hardy Myers '64 


Dave Frohnmayer