California Legal History Journal Shines Spotlight on UCLA Law

20170209 California Legal History Vol 11 2016The seven-decade history of UCLA School of Law is the focus of the recently published 2016 edition of California Legal History, the annual journal of the California Supreme Court Historical Society. With a cover photo featuring six faculty members who founded the school in 1949, the 506-page volume chronicles the rise of UCLA Law, from its humble — and often troubled — early years to its place in the 21st century as the nation’s youngest leading institution of legal education.

Editors of the journal worked in conjunction with Scott Dewey and Kevin Gerson of the UCLA Law Library to curate a revealing collection of original documents and historic photos. These punctuate vivid reminiscences from alumni including Judges Alex Kozinski and Dorothy Wright Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and oral histories by several of UCLA Law’s longest-serving faculty, including former deans L. Dale Coffman and Richard C. Maxwell, professor emeritus and acting chancellor emeritus Norman Abrams, and professors emeriti Michael Asimow, Paul Bergman, David Binder, Kenneth Graham and Daniel Lowenstein.