Welcome to the home page of H-LAW, a Humanities Social Sciences Online discussion network sponsored by the American Society for Legal History. H-LAW solicits discussion of issues relating to teaching and research in the history of all legal traditions: common-law, civil-law, and all other legal systems.

ASLH publishes Law & History Review through the Cambridge University Press. The journal is available online via the History Cooperative and JSTOR.

Recent Content

Re: Campney on Frazier, 'Lynchings in Kansas, 1850s-1932' -- the author responds

Harriet C. Frazier's response to Brent M.S. Campney's review of her Lynchings in Kansas: 1850's-1932 in July 2015


[Ed Note: Though not common, H-Law is aways willing to publish a reasonable response by an author of a review of their book.  Responses by authors should be sent to the lead editor for H-Law, Charles Zelden at zelden@nova.edu


2016-2017 Lemelson Center Fellowships, Smithsonian Institution (Apps Due: 1 Dec 2015)

Research Opportunities at the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center
Apps Due: 1 Dec 2015

The Lemelson Center Fellowship Program and Travel to Collections Award Program support projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. These include, but are not limited to, historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products.