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The American Society for Legal History is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to fostering scholarship, teaching, and study concerning the law and institutions of all legal systems, both Anglo-American and those that do not operate in the Anglo-American tradition. Founded in 1956, the Society sponsors the Law and History Review and Studies in Legal History, a series of book-length monographs available to ASLH members at substantial pre-publication discounts.
In addition, the Society holds an annual conference to promote scholarship and interaction among teachers, practitioners, and students interested in legal history, and publishes this website which reports news of the Society and developments in the field. At the conference the Society distributes several awards and fellowships. Information is available on past awards and fellowship recipients.
Finally, the Society sponsors H-Law, an online discussion network hosted through H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences Online). 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.
The Society is a public charity authorized to receive tax-deductible donations pursuant to Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
For information about becoming a member of the Society or about your membership if you already are a member,
please click here. For general information about the Society write:
Professor Sally Hadden
Secretary, American Society
for Legal History
4301 Friedmann Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334 USA
Fax: (269) 387-4651