American Society for Legal History

The American Society for Legal History is a learned society dedicated to promoting scholarship and teaching in the field of legal history.

American Society for Legal History
TypeNonprofit organization
Legal statusLearned society
Membership (2003)
Sarah Barringer Gordon
Lauren Benton
Sally Hadden

It was founded in 1956 and has an international scope, despite being based in the United States. It sponsors the peer-reviewed journal Law and History Review and the book series Studies in Legal History, both of which are published by Cambridge University Press.[2] In 1957, the Society established the American Journal of Legal History, which the Society originally published as its official journal. The journal was later acquired by the Temple University Beasley School of Law.[3] It has been a member of the American Council of Learned Societies since 1973.[4]


  1. ^ Perrault, Anna H.; Blazek, Ron (2003). United States History: A Multicultural, Interdisciplinary Guide to Information Sources. Libraries Unlimited. p. 490. ISBN 9781563088742.
  2. ^ "American Society for Legal History". Cambridge Core. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  3. ^ Cole, Jim; Stankus, Tony (2014-02-25). Journals of the Century. Routledge. p. 236. ISBN 9781317720140.
  4. ^ "American Society for Legal History". American Council of Learned Societies. Retrieved 2018-02-01.

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