Posted on September 27, 2022

Newsom OKs Name Change for Law School Founded by Racist

Associated Press, September 24, 2022

A prominent law school in San Francisco named for a 19th century rancher who sponsored deadly atrocities against Native Americans has a new name after California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation approving the change.

It was among several bills concerning indigenous people that the Democratic governor and former San Francisco mayor signed into law on Friday, which he declared “Native American Day” in California.

The University of California’s Hastings College of the Law will be known as the College of the Law, San Francisco. {snip}


The legislation also lays out restorative justice initiatives to be pursued by the college, such as renaming a law library with a Native language name {snip}