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

Author: 
John Hudson
Reviewer: 
Elisabeth Cawthon

Cawthon on Hudson, 'The Formation of the English Common Law: Law and Society in England from the Norman Conquest to Magna Carta'

John Hudson. The Formation of the English Common Law: Law and Society in England from the Norman Conquest to Magna Carta. London: Longman, 1996. xvi + 271 pp. $18.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-582-07026-4.

Reviewed by Elisabeth Cawthon (University of Texas at Arlington) Published on H-Law (July, 1998)

One Law, but When and for Whom?

Author: 
Bette Novit Evans
Reviewer: 
Keith E. Whittington

Whittington on Evans, 'Interpreting the Free Exercise of Religion: The Constitution and American Pluralism'

Bette Novit Evans. Interpreting the Free Exercise of Religion: The Constitution and American Pluralism. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. 294 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4674-2; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2399-6.

Reviewed by Keith E. Whittington (Princeton University) Published on H-Law (July, 1998)

Author: 
Daniel A. Farber, Suzanna Sherry
Reviewer: 
William P. LaPiana

LaPiana on Farber and Sherry, 'Beyond All Reason: The Radical Assault on Truth in American Law'

Daniel A. Farber, Suzanna Sherry. Beyond All Reason: The Radical Assault on Truth in American Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. 195 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-510717-3.

Reviewed by William P. LaPiana (New York Law School) Published on H-Law (July, 1998)

The Diversity of Merit

Author: 
Peter Karsten
Reviewer: 
Thomas C. Mackey

Mackey on Karsten, 'Heart Versus Head: Judge-Made Law in Nineteenth-Century America'

Peter Karsten. Heart Versus Head: Judge-Made Law in Nineteenth-Century America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. xv + 490 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2340-8.

Reviewed by Thomas C. Mackey (University of Louisville) Published on H-Law (April, 1998)

Heart-Felt Equity?

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