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

Irene Ledesma Prize for PhD Research

PhD students carrying out research that contributes to gender and/or women's history in the North American West should consider applying for the Irene Ledesma Prize sponsored by the Coalition for Western Women's History. Applications are due May 15, 2015.


PhD Scholarships: IVF and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: The Global Experience

Please see below details about PhD scholarships associated with Sarah Ferber, Nicola Marks and Vera Mackie's ARC Discovery Project on IVF and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: The Global Experience. The scholarships are for study at the University of Wollongong in Eastern Australia. Please contact me for further information at <vera@uow.edu.au>. Vera Mackie, University of Wollongong

ANN: International Osnabrueck Summer Institute, "Current Issues and Debates in Cultural Legal Studies"

Emergent Paradigms: Current Issues and Debates in Cultural Legal Studies

6th International Osnabrueck Summer Institute (OSI) on the Cultural Study of the Law




O Say Can You See: Early Washington, DC Law & Family Project Virtual Conference, March 19-20, 2015: Stream It Live!

The University of Nebraska and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities have collaborated to collect and digitize antebellum case files and petitions for freedom from the Circuit Court for D. C.  What can we do with legal documents in digital form?  What legal history questions are best suited to digital techniques?  The project cordially invites interested law and history scholars, graduate students, and faculty to help address these questions by exploring the research and pedagogical possibilities of digital legal history collections.