The Journal of Legal History

The Journal of Legal History, founded in 1980, is the only British journal concerned solely with legal history. It publishes articles in English on the sources and development of the common law, both in the British Isles and overseas, on the history of the laws of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and on Roman Law and the European legal tradition. There is a section for shorter research notes, review-articles, and a wide-ranging section of reviews of recent literature.

3 issues a year.

Publisher: 
Routledge
ISSN (print): 
01440365
ISSN (online): 
17440564

Latest articles

Volume 35 (1)

Notes on Contributors
vol. 35 (1): 1-1
‘More Equitable than the Judgment of the Justices of the Peace’: The King's Bench and the Poor Law 1630–1800
vol. 35 (1): 3-26
Patent Cases in the Court of Chancery, 1714–58
vol. 35 (1): 27-43
‘Sustaining the Character of a Judge’: Conflict within the Legal Thought of British India
vol. 35 (1): 44-67
Scottish Legal History Group Report 2013
vol. 35 (1): 68-70
Migrations of Manuscripts 2013
vol. 35 (1): 71-87
English Nuns and the Law in the Middle Ages: Cloistered Nuns and their Lawyers, 1293–1540. (Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, Volume XXXIX)
vol. 35 (1): 88-90
Crime News in Modern Britain: Press Reporting and Responsibility, 1820–2010
vol. 35 (1): 90-92

Volume 34 (3)

Notes on Contributors
vol. 34 (3): 243-0
‘The ould fields’: Law and History in the Prefaces to Sir Edward Coke's Reports
vol. 34 (3): 245-284
Reforming Equity: New Zealand 1843–56
vol. 34 (3): 285-306
The Doctrine of Presumptive Fraud in Scots Law
vol. 34 (3): 307-326
The Changing Legal Regulation of Cohabitation: From Fornicators to Family, 1600–2010
vol. 34 (3): 327-329
Law's History: American Legal Thought and the Transatlantic Turn to History
vol. 34 (3): 329-331

Volume 34 (2)

Notes on Contributors
vol. 34 (2): 127-0
Father and Foundling in Classical Roman Law
vol. 34 (2): 129-138
The Structures of Monetary Nominalism in the Pre-Modern Common Law
vol. 34 (2): 139-171
William Welwod's Treatises on Maritime Law
vol. 34 (2): 172-210
Making Law in Mid-Eighteenth-Century England: Legal Statutes and their Application in the Justicing Notebook of Phillip Ward of Stoke Doyle
vol. 34 (2): 211-233
The Community of the College of Justice: Edinburgh and the Court of Session, 1687–1808
vol. 34 (2): 234-236