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Legal History Section

The Legal History Section of the SLS exists to provide a forum for those interested in legal history, broadly conceived. The Section Co-Convenors firmly believe in the importance of legal history to the health of the study and practice of law, and thus see this Section as a particularly important one within the SLS, with its capacity to promote challenging and wide-ranging perspectives on where law stands today, and how its current position, reputation and future has been shaped by its history. Traditionally, legal history has focused on black letter law in a historical context; the SLS Legal History Section enthusiastically welcomes also as members those adopting a wide range of socio-legal and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of legal history. The Section provides information about events with a legal history dimension to them, and - particularly at the annual conference - it provides an arena for meeting, the discussion and exchange of ideas, experiences and information about resources etc. The Section Convenors will be pleased to help with any queries.

Section Convenor

Rosemary Auchmuty


York 2015

Further details on the Legal History Section programme can be found on the Conference Website:

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Annual Conference: York 2015

The Society's Annual Conference in 2015 will be held on 1 - 4 September at the University of York. Further details are available here.

Call for Papers

Calls for papers have now been issued (Feb'15). Further details may be found here and on the Subject Sections home pages.