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Constitutional Governance and Judicial Power: The History of the California Supreme Court

The Society’s long-awaited Constitutional Governance and Judicial Power: The History of the California Supreme Court is now available for purchase. Edited by Harry N. Scheiber, this publication covers the Court’s history from 1849 through the George Court in 2010.

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2017 Supreme Court of California Conference

Friday, January 13, 2017
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
UC Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, California 94102

California Supreme Court Historical Society Board Chair Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and Board Member Associate Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar will be featured along with Associate Justices Carol A. Corrigan and Leondra R. Kruger at the 2017 Supreme Court of California Conference. This all-day conference with evening reception is presented by the California Constitution Center, in partnership with Hastings Law Journal, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Institute of Governmental Studies.

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The 2017 Student Writing Competition

The California Supreme Court Historical Society is pleased to announce the
2017 Student Writing Competition.


The 2016 Student Writing Competition

The California Supreme Court Historical Society is pleased to announce the 2016 Student Writing Competition Winners.


Selma Moidel Smith Oral History

CSCHS Board member Selma Moidel Smith has been interviewed for the American Bar Association’s Women Trailblazers in the Law Oral History project. She is one of approximately 100 women lawyers nationwide included in the project.


Chief: The Quest for Justice in California

This important new book chronicles the life and career of former Chief Justice Ronald George. The book is based on an extensive series of oral history interviews conducted by the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley and funded by the Society.

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California Legal History is the annual journal of CSCHS providing scholarly articles and oral histories of prominent figures of the bench and bar of California. To preview the contents of our latest issue, please see below:

›  California Legal History | 2016: Vol. 11 [PDF]