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.
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.”
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 Mentions in the Supreme Court of the United States
- Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, 140 S.Ct. 1731 (2020), citing Rhonda R. Rivera, Our Straight-Laced Judges: The Legal Position of Homosexual Persons in the United States, from Volume 30.
- 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.
- 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.
Recent Mentions in 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.
- Nationwide Biweekly Administration, Inc. v. Superior Court of Alameda County, 9 Cal.5th 279 (2020), citing Charles F. Bond II & Paul W. Daniels, Enforcing California’s False Advertising Law: A Guide to Adjudication, from Volume 25.
- People v. Moses, 10 Cal.5th 893 (2020), citing Gerald M. Hinkley, Assault-Related Conduct under the Proposed California Criminal Code, from Volume 25.
- In re Brace, 9 Cal.5th 903 (2020), citing Carol S. Bruch, The Definition and Division of Marital Property in California: Towards Parity and Simplicity, from Volume 33.
- 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.