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

"Legibility & Legalism in the Early Modern" - Seeking Co-Panelists and Chair-Commentator for ASLH 2017


We are two PhD candidates looking for one or two other panelists, plus a chair-commentator for our submission to the 2017 ASLH conference to be held October 26-29 in Las Vegas. Our proposed panel is titled “Legibility and Legalism in the Early Modern.” We are open to all geographies, but would like to stay within the period spanning roughly 1400-1650.

Seeking Third Panelist for ASLH: Federalism and American Expansion

A colleague and I are finalizing a panel for the ASLH conference in Las Vegas this October, and we need a third panelist! Our panel investigates the ways federalism shaped, and was shaped by, the expansion of American power during the 19th and 20th centuries.

If you are interested in joining, please contact me at patrick.oconnor [at] umontana.edu. 

Looking for ASLH 2017 panel or panelists in Colonial History or Early U.S. Law, possibly Race & Ethnicity

Dear Colleagues,

Please let me know if you have similar work and think we could form a panel at ASLH in Las Vegas (Oct. 26-29, 2017).  I am interested in either finding or forming a panel at the upcoming ASLH conference generally in the area of colonial North America or early U.S. legal history.

The application deadlines was extended to April 3, 2017.