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

CFP: ASLH Student Research Colloquium on Wednesday before 2017 ASLH Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

The American Society for Legal History will host a Student Research Colloquium (SRC) on Wednesday, October 25, and Thursday, October 26, 2017, immediately preceding the ASLH’s annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The SRC enables a small number of Ph.D. students and law students to discuss their in-progress dissertations and law review articles with distinguished ASLH-affiliated scholars. 

New Technologies and Challenges to the Existing Intellectual Property System

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New IP Lawyers in collaboration with ASK Art, Science and Knowledge   &    Bocconi PhD School 

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes et Droit - Volume 29, Number 1, April 2017

Now available online…

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes et Droit
Volume 29, Number 1, April 2017


The Law-Love-Life Balancing Act of Viola Vivian DeBeck McCrossan
Ann Gourley, Joan Brockman, and Dorothy E. Chunn

Looking for research assistance in Kansas City

Hello, colleagues, I'm looking for a law student or grad student in or around Kansas City to finish reading some fairly recent (1970s-1980s) case files for me at the National Archives.  Refer them to me at vswoeste@abfn.org.  Many thanks.



Vicky Saker Woeste

American Bar Foundation

750 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Chicago IL 60611