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

H-Net Jobs Guide for Legal and Constitutional History


Norwegian University of Science and Technology - 1 PhD position within the project The high seas and the deep oceans: Representations, resources and regulatory governance (3ROceans)

University of Toronto - Scarborough - Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies

Long- and Short-Term Fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library


The Folger Institute in Washington, D.C. is now accepting applications to its Fellowship Program.  Each year, the Folger awards approximately five long-term fellowships and forty-five short-term fellowships.  Fellowships support scholars in residence for anywhere from six to nine months (long-term) and one to three months (short-term).  Long-term fellows receive a monthly stipend of $5,555.55 for up to $50,000 while short-term fellows receive $2,500 per month for up to $7,500.


References on Judges and Supreme Courts as historians



I am looking for references on the way judges in general and supreme courts in particular are constructing historical narratives and evaluate historical evidence. 



                                DR. ALEXANDRE (SANDY) KEDAR
                                Law School, University of Haifa
                                31905, Mt. Carmel, Israel.
                                Phone: 972-4-8240009; 972-4-8240633;