HASTINGS LAW JOURNAL
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, HASTINGS COLLEGE OF THE LAW
About Hastings Law Journal
Since 1949, Hastings Law Journal has published scholarly articles, essays, and student Notes on a broad range of legal topics. With close to 100 members, HLJ publishes six issues each year reaching a large domestic and international audience. One of these issues may be dedicated to our periodic symposium, which features speeches, commentaries, and panel discussions on an area of current interest and development in the law.
UC Hastings’ flagship law review has contributed to the advancement of knowledge in legal thinking and case law through scholarly articles written by experts in the legal community. An occasional issue is devoted to a law symposium. Each Journal Volume publishes in December, February, April, May, June, and August.
Recent topics have included: “Cybersecurity, Fake News & Policy: Dis- and Mis- Information,” “The Legal Dimension of 3D Printing,” “From Bench to Society: Law and Ethics at the Frontier of Genomic Technology,” and “Law & Policy of the Developing Brain: Neuroscience from Womb to Death.”
Recent Mentions by the Supreme Court of the United States
- Rosales-Mireles v. U.S., 138 S.Ct. 1897 (2018), citing Rebecca Hollander–Blumoff, The Psychology of Procedural Justice in the Federal Courts, from Volume 63.
- Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, 138 S.Ct. 1365 (2018), citing Adam Mossoff, Rethinking the Development of Patents: An Intellectual History, from Volume 52.
Recent Mentions by the Supreme Court of California
- Williams & Fickett v. County of Fresno, 2 Cal.5th 1258 (2017), citing Kenneth A. Ehrman, Administrative Appeal and Judicial Review of Property Tax Assessments in California-The New Look, from Volume 22.
- People v. Jackson, 1 Cal.5th 269 (2016), citing Andrew E. Taslitz, Does the Cold Nose Know? The Unscientific Myth of the Dog Scent Lineup, from Volume 42.
Spring Symposium: The Jurisprudence of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
On Friday February 1, 2019, U.C. Hastings and its flagship law journal will sponsor an all-day symposium on its campus in San Francisco on the Jurisprudence of Justice Kennedy. This timely symposium has been in the planning stages since March 2018.
For more information including a list of our guest speakers and topics, please view our updated press release, here.
We invite you to RSVP here.
The Hastings Law Journal works jointly with Berkeley Law’s California Constitution Center to produce publications focused on substantive coverage of the Supreme Court of California. We analyze cases and issues before the court, and report news about the court itself. The contributors include former justices of the court, academics, and advocates experienced in appellate practice before the state high court.
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Ignacio N. Cofone & Adriana Z. Robertson Volume 69, Issue 6, 1471-1508 On March 28, 2017, Congress killed the FCC’s attempt to protect consumer privacy on the internet and allowed ISPs to continue to track their users’ online behavior. We evaluate the...read more
McKay Cunningham Volume 69, Issue 6, 1509-1544 The Supreme Court has long held that extreme partisan gerrymandering violates equal protection, but has simultaneously dismissed gerrymandering disputes as nonjusticiable political questions. In particular,...read more
Andrea Freeman Volume 69, Issue 6, 1545-1606 Laws and policies that impede Black mothers’ ability to breastfeed their children began in slavery and persist as an incident of that institution today. They originated in the practice of removing...read more
Stephen F. Smith Volume 69, Issue 6, 1609-1672 For decades, the “guilty mind” requirement in federal criminal law has been understood as precluding punishment for “morally blameless” (or “innocent”) conduct, thereby ensuring that only offenders...read more
Christina E. Urhausen Volume 69, Issue 6, 1673-1694 Brady violations have become a growing epidemic in California. As a result, California recently enacted a new law that amends section 141 of the Penal Code. The law changes the status of an...read more
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