Welcome to the Center for State and Local Government Law. Through the Center, you can:
Learn about opportunities to study Government Law at UC Hastings, including information about classes and faculty, about the Local Government Clinic, the Legislation Clinic in Sacramento and other externship opportunities
Learn about the Public Law Research Institute’s cutting edge research on topics relevant to government lawyers
Learn about jobs in government law, including research assistant positions with the Center.
Register for one of our conferences or events, or see materials from a past event.
Become involved in the Center’s work.
California Pilotage: Analyzing Models of Harbor Pilot Regulation and Rate Setting (full report) and Compendium of State Practices (appendix) - The century-old regulation of San Francisco Bay Harbor Pilots has recently become the subject of legislative and media attention. In this report, the Center compares models of state regulation of this vital, esoteric, profession, and suggests alternatives to the current regime.
Spending in Judicial Elections: State Trends in the Wake of Citizens United (full report)
Read the five page executive summary.
Environmental Justice for All: A Fifty-State Survey of Legislation, Policies and Cases - The fourth edition's improved index and innovative keyword classification system enables researchers to compare initiatives across states with ease.
Additional conferences appear on the State and Local Government Conferences and Colloquia page.