The latest edition of California Legal History, the Journal of the California Supreme Court Historical Society, is out and available here.  (I’m on the Society’s board of directors.)

This is the last issue to be edited by the incomparable Selma Moidel Smith, who was admitted to the California Bar almost 80 years ago. (See, e.g., here, here, here, here, and here about Selma.) The issue includes Selma’s introductory essay about her long-time advocacy for practical legal education, the focus of this year’s Journal. In the introduction, Selma also writes, “Having reached the age of 103 this past April, I feel the time has come to declare my work as editor complete.” She continues, “I chose, with this return to an early interest, to dedicate my final volume to a forward-looking topic.”

The Journal includes the following: