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: Family and Justice in the Archives: Histories of Intimacy in Transnational Perspective (Montreal, 6-7 May 2019)

 

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY LAW AND SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM

Family and Justice in the Archives

Histories of Intimacy in Transnational Perspective

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

6-7 May 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

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.

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