The Public Law Research Institute (PLRI) publishes reports that analyze legal issues confronting California's state and local governments. PLRI is part of UC Hastings' Center for State and Local Government Law, which provides clinical opportunities for Hastings and other UC system students to gain experience in Sacramento and supplements existing technical training for legislators and legislative staff through seminars at Hastings and in the Capitol.
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.
Supplemental Environmental Projects: A Fifty State Survey with Model Practices - a unique online resource. "This comprehensive study offers state and local lawmakers and policymakers, industry, and community advocates a thorough and insightful analysis of the opportunities and challenges presented by the use of supplemental environmental projects. Read in its entirety, this report is roadmap for all stakeholders in designing appropriate, acceptable and beneficial SEPs that can satisfy multiple community environmental needs and goals." Patricia Salkin, Associate Dean and Director Government Law Center Albany Law School