Friday, May 17, 2013

New Journal: Comparative Legal History

The journal Comparative Legal History has officially launched. Here's the announcement:
Comparative Legal History: An international and comparative review of law and history

Seán Patrick Donlan, University of Limerick

Heikki Pihlajamäki, Helsinki University

Agustín Parise, Maastricht University

Wim Decock, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (LOEWE Research Focus Judicial and Extrajudicial Conflict Resolution)
Dolores Freda, University of Napoli – Federico II
Nir Kedar, Bar-Ilan University
Richard McMahon, University of Liverpool
Zülâl Muslu, University of Paris X-Nanterre and Max Planck Institute
for European Legal History
Allison Tirres, DePaul University
Adelyn Wilson, University of Aberdeen

Please click here to see the International Editorial Board

In this new peer-reviewed journal articles will explore both 'internal' legal history (doctrinal and disciplinary developments in the law) and 'external' legal history (legal ideas and institutions in wider contexts). Rooted in the complexity of the various Western legal traditions worldwide, the journal will also investigate other laws and customs from around the globe. Comparisons may be either temporal or geographical and both legal and other law-like normative traditions will be considered. Scholarship on comparative and trans-national historiography, including trans-disciplinary approaches, is particularly welcome.

The Editors welcome scholarly submissions in the English language. The optimal length for articles is between 7500 to 15000 words, including footnotes. Shorter submissions will be considered for our 'Short Articles' section. All articles are submitted to double blind peer review. Book reviews will generally range from 1500 to 2500 words. Review articles will also be considered. The journal is published, both online and in print, twice a year, appearing in the spring and the autumn.

Comparative Legal History is the official journal of the European Society for Comparative Legal History.

Click here to read the contents of Volume 1. Issue 1 and for details on how to subscribe.

For all enquiries please contact the publisher: Hart Publishing Ltd, 16C Worcester Place, Oxford, OX1 2JW, UK
Telephone Number: 01865 517530; Fax Number: 01865 510710; Website:; Email: