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The American Journal of Legal History was founded in 1957 and was the first English-language periodical in the field. The journal is now published by Oxford University Press …Find out more
A new era for AJLH
Editor's Choice collection
The new AJLH aims to publish outstanding scholarship on all facets and periods of legal history. While retaining its focus on American legal history, it accommodates the enormous broadening of the intellectual horizon of the discipline over the past decade and is particularly interested in contributions of a comparative, international or transnational nature. Book reviews are a regular feature.The American Journal of Legal History Editors, Stefan Vogenauer and Al Brophy, pulled together this free access collection of classic papers from the AJLH archive in advance of publication of the journal’s inaugural issue with Oxford University Press in March 2016.
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Interview with Alfred L. Brophy
The field of legal history has many subjects of study and many focal points, drawing on (and engaging with) studies of economics, religion, society, and culture. For a deeper understanding on the history of law, we asked Professor Alfred L. Brophy to give us some insight into the past, present, and future of law’s relationship to culture over time.
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