The Hastings Law Library is honored to act as the repository of the papers and memorabilia of the late California Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger J. Traynor, who served as a justice of the California Supreme Court from 1940 to 1970. While his record as a jurist speaks for itself, the New York Times paid tribute to him in these words:

“It was aptly said that Roger Traynor was one of the finest jurists who never sat on the United States Supreme Court. His 30 years on California’s highest court proved that Washington is not the only place to influence American law. Chief Justice Traynor...led his Court and thus often the nation, in adapting the law to current needs and realities...”


Browse the The Honorable Roger J. Traynor Collection:

Traynor Photos


Published Scholarship

Judicial Ethics and the National News Council

Taxation & Traynor