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

ANN: New Editor for Law and History Review

After over five years of exceptional service, Elizabeth Dale, Professor of Law and Professor of History at the University of Florida, is stepping down as editor of the Law and History Review, the journal of the American Society for Legal History.  She has ably continued the great editorial tradition that has made LHR the world’s best  journal devoted to “the social history of law and the history of legal ideas and institutions.”  Under her watch it has become global in its coverage.  She has also LHR apace with methodological innovations, as in the recent special

New Library Collection: the Hermann Kantorowicz Collection at the UMN Law Library

The University of Minnesota Law Library and its Riesenfeld Rare Books Center are pleased to announce the creation of the Hermann Kantorowicz Collection, a significant collection of books and articles from the personal library of Hermann Kantorowicz (1877-1940), one of the twentieth century's most eminent legal theorists and scholars.