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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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The 2018 Student Writing Competition

The California Supreme Court Historical Society is pleased to announce the
2018 Student Writing Competition.


The 2017 Student Writing Competition

The California Supreme Court Historical Society is pleased to announce the 2017 Student Writing Competition Winner. The winning article was California’s No-Duty Law and Its Negative Implications by Michaela Goldstein.


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]