February 6, 2017
The annual journal of the California Supreme Court Historical Society — not to be confused with the Society’s semi-annual newsletter — is available. [Disclosure: I’m on the Society’s board of directors.] This volume is mostly about the UCLA School of Law, and includes personal reminiscences by numerous judicial alums. The journal also features the first place essay — A Model for Juvenile Parole Reform: California’s Youth Offender Parole Hearings Challenge the Modern Parole System and Apply the Fundamental Principles in Graham and Miller to the Release Decision-Making Process — in the Society’s law student writing competition. The competition is named after the journal’s current editor-in-chief, the legendary Selma Moidel Smith.