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

Recent Content

New Exhibit at University of Minnesota Law Library: "Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective"

A new exhibit, "Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective," is open at the University of Minnesota Law Library.

War and conflict are often witness to deep violations of law and justice. When armed conflict subsides, and after the fall of oppressive regimes, important questions remain regarding which punitive measures and reparations can bring guilty parties to justice, and rehabilitate those subject to crime and loss. Transitional justice seeks to address these issues and to achieve a just and stable society in the wake of conflict.

CFP: Law and Democracy: A Legal Studies Graduate Student Conference at Brown

Law and Democracy: A Legal Studies Graduate Student Conference at Brown

[Our friends at the Legal History Blog have posted the following CFP]
The Second Annual Legal Studies Graduate Student Conference, "Law and Democracy," will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017 at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.  Deadline for submission: January 16th, 2017.  Acceptance notification: Early February