The Joseph R. Grodin Papers (1979-1989) comprise ten document boxes and one map drawer of materials documenting Justice Grodin's
service on the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, and the California Supreme Court. The bulk of the collection
consists of articles and newspaper clippings, correspondence, speeches, publications, and other materials documenting Justice
Grodin's service on the California Supreme Court, including records created by the Committee to Retain Justice Grodin and
other papers related to the 1986 retention election.
Joseph R. Grodin was born in Oakland, California, in 1930. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, 1951),
Grodin continued his education at Yale University (JD, 1954) and the London School of Economics (PhD, 1960), with an academic
focus on labor law and labor relations. Grodin joined the law firm of Tobriner and Lazarus in 1955. While in private practice,
Grodin served as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco. From
1970 to 1971, he served as a visiting professor at the University of Oregon Law School and, in 1972, began teaching full-time
at Hastings. In 1977, he was appointed visiting professor at Stanford Law School.
8 linear feet
(10 archives boxes; 1 map case drawer)
Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Joseph R. Grodin, was
not transferred to the California Judicial Center Library. Permission for reproduction or publication of materials in this
collection beyond that allowed by fair use must be secured from the copyright holder.
Collection is open for research upon approval of written request. Requests should be submitted to: California Judicial Center
Library, Special Collections and Archives, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Room 4617, San Francisco, CA, 94102-7013, or by e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org. All researchers must sign the California Judicial Center Library Special Collections Access Agreement
form. This agreement can be sent electronically by request. Records in the collection may contain confidential information,
as defined in the Access Agreement. Publication or disclosure of such information is strictly prohibited.