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

John Phillip Reid Book Award of the American Society for Legal History

Named for John Phillip Reid, the prolific legal historian and founding member of the Society, and made possible by the generous contributions of his friends and colleagues, the John Phillip Reid Book Award is an annual award for the best monograph by a mid-career or senior scholar, published in English in any of the fields defined broadly as Anglo-American legal history, with a preference for work that falls within Reid’s own interests in seventeenth- through nineteenth-century Anglo-America and Native American law.

New Research Tool for Canadian Constitutional History

The latest addition to Canada's Human Rights History website (HistoryOfRights.ca) is a complete collection of briefs to Canada's Special Joint Committee on the Constitution (1980-1). The committee solicited feedback from Canadians about the government’s proposal to patriate the constitution and entrench a Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Summer Workshop in Constitutional History: The Constitutional History of Anglo-American Empire

Interdisciplinary Summer Workshop in Constitutional History
July 8-13, 2018
Stanford, California
The Constitutional History of Anglo-American Empire
Sponsored by the Institute for Constitutional History
with the Stanford Constitutional Law Center
Tom Lambert
Jay Gates

Gates on Lambert, 'Law and Order in Anglo-Saxon England'

Tom Lambert. Law and Order in Anglo-Saxon England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. xvi + 390 pp. $115.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-878631-3.

Reviewed by Jay Gates (John Jay College of Criminal Justice) Published on H-Law (March, 2018) Commissioned by Michael J. Pfeifer (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York)