When L.A. became the Capital of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands By Michael Dear
April 29, 2013 | KCET Departures

Laws That Shaped L.A. spotlights regulations that have played a significant role in the development of contemporary Los Angeles. These laws – as nominated and explained each week by a locally-based expert – may be civil or criminal, and they may have been put into practice by city, county, state, federal or even international authority.

This Week’s Law That Shaped L.A.
Law: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Year: 1848
Jurisdiction: International
Nominated by: Michael Dear