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The California Supreme Court Historical Society sponsors a wide array of publications:


California Legal History (formerly California Supreme Court Historical Society Yearbook) - annual journal providing scholarly articles and oral histories of prominent figures of the bench and bar of California (member benefit at minimum $50 level). To purchase current or back issues of both publications in hard copy, please contact W.S. Hein & Co., Inc. Full text is available online through subscribing libraries at HeinOnline, WilsonWeb, LegalTrac (coming soon), and EBSCO Publishing (coming soon). The journal is indexed in the Index to Legal Periodicals and Books. To preview the contents of all issues, please see below:



California Court Houses, edited by Barbara George; featuring photographs and descriptions of historic county court houses. The same photographs are available here


Activism in Pursuit of the Public Interest: The Jurisprudence of Roger J. Traynor, by Benjamin Field; published in cooperation with the Institute for Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley; a jurisprudential biography of Chief Justice Roger Traynor, who served on the California Supreme Court from 1940 to 1970, focusing on Perez v. Sharp, DeBurgh v. DeBurgh, People v. Cahan, and leading products liability cases. This publication is currently out-of-print.


History of the California Supreme Court - forthcoming - a collaborative treatment of the Court's 150-year history, edited by Harry N. Scheiber. Click here to receive more information


CSCHS Newsletter - biannual publication offering timely articles, book reviews, member news and Society updates (member benefit; sent in electronic form to Associate members) See our most recent issues below:





Except as otherwise noted, please contact the Director of Administration for information about the availability of any of the Society's publications.





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