“Having a national body recognize my writing validates the possibility that I might have something useful to add about the role of the judiciary in governance. It adds one more hatch mark under my internal category of ‘Going to Law School was a Good Idea.’” - Jodie Allison Smith ‘14
After 15 years of tireless advocacy, the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at UC Hastings is pleased to announce the issuance of a landmark decision recognizing domestic violence as a basis for asylum.
Founded by Professors Richard Boswell and Karen Musalo in 1999, the Hastings-to-Haiti partnership links the UC Hastings community to the Ecole Superiure de Droit de Jérémie (ESCRODJ) in the small rural town of Jérémie, about 180 miles west of Port au Prince.
UC Hastings LLM Program Ranked #1 in +The Recorder's "Best of 2014" survey! As the program has been placed in the top three each year since 2010, we’ve also been inducted into the Best Hall of Fame. Go Global!
UC Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the first law department of the University of California. We are located in San Francisco’s Civic Center—steps from City Hall, the State and Federal Buildings, the State Supreme, Superior and Appellate Courts, as well as the United States District Court and Court of Appeals.