CSCHS sponsors a variety of educational programs, receptions, archival projects, oral history projects and a student writing competition. Grants and gifts are available from the Society for scholarly projects and publications dealing with California legal and judicial history that advance the mission of the Society.

California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar (ret.)
in conversation with Journalist/Biographer Jim Newton

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:00-8:00 pm

Mark Taper Auditorium
Los Angeles Public Library
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles

Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar served as a member of the California Supreme Court for 23 years, during which time she distinguished herself as a thoughtful and independent jurist. Justice Werdegar authored some of the court’s most significant opinions in the areas of criminal law, environmental law, labor law, antitrust law, and civil liberties, as well as several notable dissents, some later endorsed by the United States Supreme Court. Justice Werdegar retired from the court on August 31, 2017.

Program flyer and reservations

The CSCHS Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition in California Legal History

An annual competition for law students and graduate students to write about California legal history including the history of the California Supreme Court.

California Supreme Court Oral History Project – University of California, Berkeley

The California Supreme Court Oral History Project carries out research interviews with retired justices to create an archival complement to the written record of California’s highest court and, by extension, the lower California courts. This project is partially funded by the California Supreme Court Historical Society.