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 (2)

Notes on Contributors
vol. 35 (2): 93-93
‘Not without the Consent and Goodwill of the Common People’: The Community as a Legal Authority in Medieval Sweden
vol. 35 (2): 95-119
Reshaping Contractual Unfairness in England 1670–1900
vol. 35 (2): 120-142
Passive Observers or Active Participants? Jurors in Civil and Criminal Trials
vol. 35 (2): 143-171
Medieval Welsh Law and the Mid-Victorian Foreshore
vol. 35 (2): 172-199
Lord Mansfield: Justice in the Age of Reason
vol. 35 (2): 200-202
Making Legal History: Approaches and Methodologies
vol. 35 (2): 203-205

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