Business and Contracts
- In January 2014, the Center published an update to its 2013 report on compliance with California's landmark consumer arbitration reporting law (AB 2656, 2002). Recent press coverage highlights the ongoing trend towards mandatory consumer arbitration. On March 18, 2013, Center Director and Professor David J. Jung and Hastings third year student Jamie Horowitz testified before the Assembly Judiciary Committee regarding the Center's findings of arbitration firms' widespread noncompliance with the reporting requirements. Since then, the Center found that compliance has continued to slip. In response, the Assembly is considering legislation to improve the quality of reporting by providing a right of action against noncompliant arbitration firms.
- 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.
- The Formation and Enforcement of Electronic Contracts Abstract/ Full Text
- Transfer of Assets by Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporations to For-Profit Subsidiaries Abstract / Full Text
- NAFTA's Relationship to State Support of Industries and Export Abstract / Full Text
State Governance Concerns
Challenges with Federal Law
- Proposition 209, Preferences and Federal Financial Assistance Abstract / Text
- The Impact of Block Granting AFDC Abstract / Text
- HUD Section 3: Employment and Training Opportunities in the Era of Welfare Reform Abstract / Text
The Right to Bear Arms: Regulating Firearms
Home and Family
Business and Economics
Gaming in California