About the Northern District Court Historical Society

Since 1977, the Northern District Court Historical Society has been protecting and enlivening the rich judicial history of the court. From the Chinese Exclusion Laws to Patty Hearst to cutting-edge technology disputes, the Northern District has been in the thick of some of the thorniest problems and most interesting events in California history.

The goal of the Society is to preserve, share, and enliven the court’s history with lawyers, educators, scholars, and students.

The Historical Society has written, published, and/or collaborated on a number of excellent books covering important topics in the history of Northern California and its federal district court. We are pleased to offer Historical Society books for sale through our online bookstore.

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Anti-Asian Hate – Past and Present – with Hope for the Future: A Case Study of Law, Politics, and Practice

February 28, 2024

at the UC School of Law Deb Colloquium Room 333 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco, California MCLE Materials

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Recovery and Restitution of Art Stolen by the Nazis

February 7, 2024

A conversation with leading experts about the art stolen during WWII and the legal efforts to recover them.