AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR LEGAL HISTORY, INC

aka AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR LEGAL HISTORY   |   Las Vegas, NV   |  http://aslh.net/

Mission

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.

Ruling year info

1972

President

Prof Sarah Barringer Gordon

Main address

4505 S. Maryland Parkway Box 451003

Las Vegas, NV 89154-1003 USA

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EIN

23-7225358

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (A03)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Law, International Law, and Jurisprudence (V26)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The American Society for Legal History is addressing the need for interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in the broad field of legal history.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Law and History Review

Law and History Review (LHR), America's leading legal history journal, encompasses American, European, and ancient legal history issues. The journal's purpose is to further research in the fields of the social history of law and the history of legal ideas and institutions. LHR features articles, essays, commentaries by international authorities, and reviews of important books on legal history.

Population(s) Served

Studies in Legal History (http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/books?page_type_id=5&page_type=series) is published by the University of North Carolina Press in association with the American Society for Legal History. The series consists of books that grapple with key questions in legal history. The series welcomes works of unusual distinction by both senior and junior scholars. Most of the published volumes in the series deal with American legal history, though a significant number are on European topics. There are no chronological, cultural, or geographical limits on volumes in the series.

Series editors are Holly Brewer, North Carolina State University; Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania; Daniel R. Ernst, Georgetown University Law Center; Michael Lobban, Queen M:ary College, University of London; and Thomas A. Green, University of Michigan . They welcome the submission of manuscripts on legal history to be considered for inclusion in the series.One to two new titles appear in the series each year.

Population(s) Served

H-LAW, a Humanities Social Sciences Online discussion network sponsored by the American Society for Legal History(http://www.legalhistorian.org/aslh.shtml) . 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.

Population(s) Served

The J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History is a biennial event sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies in conjunction with the American Society for Legal History (ASLH). Each Hurst Institute is organized and chaired by a well-known legal historian and includes visiting senior scholars who lead specialized sessions.

For each session, a committee appointed by the ASLH reviews applications from beginning faculty members, doctoral students with completed or almost completed dissertations, and recent J.D. graduates, and selects 12 junior scholars from around the world as Institute Fellows. The Fellows come to Madison for two weeks to participate in seminars, meet other legal historians, and discuss their own work. The two-week program is structured but informal, and features discussions of core readings in legal history and analysis of the work of the participants in the Institute.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The overall goal of the American Society for Legal History is to foster interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in the broad field of legal history.

The Society sponsors a quarterly journal, the Law and History Review, and a book series, Studies in Legal History, both of which are published for the Society by Cambridge University Press. The Society holds its Annual Meeting each fall. The meeting is an opportunity for historians, law professors, graduate students, lawyers, and judges from around the world to gather and meet fellow travelers and to present and discuss their scholarship. At the meeting, the Society confers a number of prizes and research fellowships to recognize the best recent scholarship in the field and to encourage promising younger scholars. The Society also sponsors H-Law, an online discussion network hosted through H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences Online), which promotes the discussion of issues relating to teaching and research in the history of all legal traditions, whether common law, civil law, or other legal systems.

The American Society for Legal History uses its endowment income to make grants to support activities that support interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in the broad field of legal history.

The American Society for Legal History's progress has been:

membership has increased,
annual meeting participation has increased and become more international,
number of subscriptions to Law and History Review has increased,
Law and History Review is ranked as one of the top law journals in the US,
sales and citations to books in the Studies in Legal History series have been robust, and
the programs funded by the Society have shown positive results.

Financials

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AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR LEGAL HISTORY, INC

Board of directors
as of 11/27/2018
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Board chair

Prof Rebecca Scott

University of Michigan

Term: 2017 - 2019