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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

Víctor Tau Anzoátegui
Christopher Albi

Albi on Tau Anzoátegui, 'El Jurista en el Nuevo Mundo'

Víctor Tau Anzoátegui. El Jurista en el Nuevo Mundo. Global Perspectives on Legal History Series. Frankfurt am Main: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, 2016. 284 pp. EUR 14.19 (paper), ISBN 978-3-944773-06-3.

Reviewed by Christopher Albi (SUNY New Paltz)
Published on H-Law (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Laurent Corbeil

CFP: Chair/Commentator sought for NACBS panel on 17th/18th c. Legal History

I am seeking a chair/commentator for a panel on “Slavery, Religion, and Gin: Social Discourse & Legal Thinking in the 17th and 18th Centuries” that I have organized on behalf of the Selden Society for the NACBS conference in Denver, CO, November 3-5, 2017. The three papers examine how popular social and political debates in England and the colonies affected the definition and application of legal principles.

If you are interested or would like further information, please email me at Peter.Larson@ucf.edu.