Since 1973, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly has published cutting-edge legal analysis of some of the most important constitutional questions of the day. CLQ, as the journal is known, is the country's oldest law journal devoted exclusively to constitutional issues. 

 

Our Mission

CLQ endeavors to publish high-quality scholarship and to highlight diverse voices in today's most consequential legal discussions.  Like the City of San Francisco itself, San Francisco values the perspectives of students, scholars, and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. CLQ hopes to push the envelope on current and future legal discussions relating to constitutional principles. 

What we’ve achieved. . .

  • United States Supreme Court

    • Bobby James Moore v. Texas, 581 U.S. _ (2017).

    • Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, 130 S. Ct. 2971 (2010).

    • Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010).

    • Maryland v. Shatzer, 130 S. Ct. 1213 (2010).

    • Buckley v. Am. Constitutional Law Found., Inc., 525 U.S. 182 (1999).

  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    • Raich v. Gonzales, 500 F.3d 850 (9th Cir. 2007).

    • U.S. v. Navarro-Vargas, 408 F.3d 1184 (9th Cir. 2005).

    • RUI One Corp. v. City of Berkeley, 371 F.3d 1137 (9th Cir. 2004).

    • United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 1036 v. NLRB, 307 F.3d 760 (9th Cir. 2002).

  • California Supreme Court

    • Lockyer v. City and County of San Francisco, 95 P.3d 459 (Cal. 2004).

    • Edelstein v. City and County of San Francisco, 56 P.3d 1029 (Cal. 2002).

    • Golden Gateway Center v. Golden Gateway Tenants Ass’n., 29 P.3d 797 (Cal. 2001).

    • Gerawan Farming, Inc. v. Lyons, 12 P.3d 720 (Cal. 2000).

    • L.A. Alliance for Survival v. City of L.A., 993 P.2d 34 (Cal. 2000).

    • Hill v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n., 865 P.2d 633 (Cal. 1994).