Thursday, April 18, 2019

American Journal of Legal History Seeks New Co-Editor: Call for Applications

From our friends at the American Journal of Legal History, we have the following call for applications:
American Journal of Legal History – applications invited for post of US Editor-in-Chief 
Oxford University Press (OUP) is seeking to recruit a new co-Editor for the American Journal of Legal History (AJLH) with special expertise in the legal history of the United States. Professor Al Brophy, who currently co-edits the AJLH with Professor Stefan Vogenauer, is planning to step down due to ongoing health issues. Professor Brophy has been a key figure in the successful relaunch of the journal after it joined forces with OUP. The publishers are now seeking to appoint his successor for an initial term of three years, with effect from 1 September 2019.

The AJLH was founded in 1957 and was the first English-language periodical in the field. It was relaunched as an OUP publication at the beginning of 2016 with new editors, Professors Al Brophy (University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa) and Stefan Vogenauer (Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt). 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 new AJLH is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal. 
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We at the Legal History Blog think of current co-editor Al Brophy often and are wishing him a return to good health. Our field is in his debt for his years of service on this journal and elsewhere.