American Society for Legal History - Historia Omnium Jurium - History of the Society

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. Founded in 1956, the Society sponsors the Law and History Review and Studies in Legal History.

The History Of The Society ('HOTS') Project seeks to preserve and provide access to information concerning the history and development of the American Society for Legal History. The resources housed at the site include historical lists of officers, board and committee members, as well as documents generated by the ASLH, and personal histories (both videos and transcripts) of interviews of senior members of the Society. The physical documents generated by the ASLH are preserved at the University of Illinois. The project is sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center.



ASLH Governance ASLH Documents ASLH Personal Histories


ASLH Administrative Committees ASLH Meetings Committees ASLH Honors and Awards Committees I ASLH Honors and Awards Committees II


ASLH Other Committees ASLH Fellows and Special Appointments ASLH Annual Meetings


Citations forms



For any questions, please email Craig Joyce, the founding chair of HOTS, at cjoyce@uh.edu , with a copy to Charles Zelden, co-chair, at zelden@nova.edu .

For assistance during the construction of this project, Professor Joyce is deeply grateful to his University of Houston Law Center colleague, Robert C. Palmer, Cullen Professor of History and Law, and to the following UHLC graduates: Michele Collins, 2015 and Zachary Schneider, 2013.

This site is hosted by The Anglo-American Legal History Project (AALT / WAALT) at the University of Houston O'Quinn Law Library.

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