Books, chapters, and reports


California Constitutional Law (West Academic Publishing 2021) a casebook by David A. Carrillo and Danny Y. Chou.

The Icelandic Federalist Papers (Berkeley Public Policy Press 2018) is a group writing project coordinated by the center, edited by the center director, and published by the Institute of Governmental Studies. In 21 articles, an international team of scholars analyzes arguments for and against a new Icelandic constitution. Individual articles previously published by the California Journal of Politics and Policy, collected here.


Policy analysis on personal service contracts to the California Legislature.

Policy analysis on emergency executive powers to the California Law Revision Commission on emergency executive powers.

A profile of California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Reid Kruger.

Policy analysis on recall procedure reform proposals to the California Legislature.

Report to the Korea Legislation Research Institute on California’s direct democracy procedures.


Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s Mission to Bring Order From Chaos, California Supreme Court Historical Society Review, Fall/Winter 2022, David A. Carrillo

California’s Constitutional Right to Abortion Before and After Dobbs, California Supreme Court Historical Society Review, Spring/Summer 2022, David A. Carrillo, Allison G. Macbeth & Brandon V. Stracener

Governing California, Third Edition (Berkeley Public Policy Press 2013), Ethan Rarick ed., Chapter 12:  The California Judiciary

Berkeley Law’s New California Constitution Center, California Supreme Court Historical Society Review, Spring/Summer 2013