Working from her home base in San Diego, California, Ms. Funke produced 70 pages of incisive legal analysis of California’s 40-year history of statutory attempts at limiting regulatory barriers. California has the highest housing prices in the nation, but legislation there has tended to focus on planning and paperwork requirements, rather than requiring actual production of affordable housing.

During her five-week clerkship, Ms. Funke summarized a great number of helpful studies – social science as well as law, in consultation with UCLA’s planning department. Among her conclusions: