UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, HASTINGS COLLEGE OF THE LAW
About Hastings Law Journal
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.
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Topical Past Publications
Isaac D. Buck Volume 71, Issue 2, 261-306 As it approaches its tenth birthday, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is devolving. Intended to solve problems that had vexed American health care for generations, the ACA built a comprehensive structure by...read more
Michael A. Carrier, Mark A. Lemley, & Shawn Miller Volume 71, Issue 2, 307-358 The issue of high drug prices has recently exploded into public consciousness. And while many potential explanations have been offered, one has avoided scrutiny. Why has the growth in...read more
Rosalind Dixon & David Landau Volume 71, Issue 2, 359-418 Presidential term limits are an important and common protection of constitutional democracy around the world. But they are often evaded because they raise particularly difficult compliance problems that we...read more
Dustin Marlan Volume 71, Issue 2, 419-474 In the landmark 1953 case of Haelan Laboratories v. Topps Chewing Gum, Judge Jerome Frank first articulated the modern right of publicity as a transferable intellectual property right. The right of publicity has since been...read more
Katherine Grainger Volume 71, Issue 2, 475-500 In 2018, the Federal Communications Commission ended federal net neutrality protections in its Restoring Internet Freedom Order. In response, many states introduced legislation to create their own state-level protections....read more
The Inadequacies of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Bert Lathrop Volume 71, Issue 2, 501-534 The relentless accumulation of private consumer information through online services has dramatically expanded the attack surface available to cyber-criminals and belligerent state actors looking to either enrich themselves or...read more
Do the “Haves” Come Out Ahead in Chinese Grassroots Courts? Rural Land Disputes Between Married-Out Women and Village Collectives
Peter C.H. Chan Volume 71, Issue 1, 1-78 This Article tests Galanter’s party capability theory in China’s grassroots courts by empirically examining 858 sampled judgments of rural land dispute lawsuits between marriedout women (the “have-nots,” or the less resourceful...read more
Christopher S. Elmendorf Volume 71, Issue 1, 79-150 The problem of local-government barriers to housing supply is finally enjoying its moment in the sun. For decades, the states did little to remedy this problem and arguably they made it worse. But spurred by a rising...read more
Vivian E. Hamilton Volume 71, Issue 1, 151-196 The routine and repeated head impacts experienced by athletes in a range of sports can inflict microscopic brain injuries that accumulate over time, even in the absence of concussion. Indeed, cumulative exposure to head...read more
Zoe Jordan Volume 71, Issue 1, 197-228 Although adulthood legally begins at age eighteen, young adults between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one are distinct from the rest of the adult population. Many studies conducted over the last two decades have revealed that...read more