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

  • Citation by former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Staes John Paul Stevens in his partial dissent in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010).
  • Citation by the American Bar Association in a United States Supreme Court amicus brief for petitioner in Bobby James Moore v. Texas, 581 U.S. _ (2017).