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 38 (2)

Writing Histories of Law and Emotion
vol. 38 (2): 117-129
Writing Histories of Law and Emotion
vol. 38 (2): 117-129
Emotions in the Early Common Law (c. 1166–1215)
vol. 38 (2): 130-154
Emotions in the Early Common Law (c. 1166–1215)
vol. 38 (2): 130-154
Narratives of Feeling and Majesty: Mediated Emotions in the Eighteenth-Century Criminal Courtroom
vol. 38 (2): 155-178
Narratives of Feeling and Majesty: Mediated Emotions in the Eighteenth-Century Criminal Courtroom
vol. 38 (2): 155-178
‘She Felt Strongly the Injury to Her Affections’: Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Medicalization of Heartbreak in Early Twentieth-Century Australia
vol. 38 (2): 179-202
‘She Felt Strongly the Injury to Her Affections’: Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Medicalization of Heartbreak in Early Twentieth-Century Australia
vol. 38 (2): 179-202
Narrative, Law and Emotion: Husband Killers in Early Nineteenth-Century Ireland
vol. 38 (2): 203-227
Narrative, Law and Emotion: Husband Killers in Early Nineteenth-Century Ireland
vol. 38 (2): 203-227
Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880–1915 / Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, 1863–1945
vol. 38 (2): 228-230
Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880–1915 / Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, 1863–1945
vol. 38 (2): 228-230

Volume 38 (1)

Carlen v Drury (1812): The Origins of the Internal Management Debate in Corporate Law
vol. 38 (1): 1-26
Carlen v Drury (1812): The Origins of the Internal Management Debate in Corporate Law
vol. 38 (1): 1-26
Defending the Accused: The Impact of Legal Representation on Criminal Trial Outcomes in Victoria, Australia 1861–1961
vol. 38 (1): 27-53
Defending the Accused: The Impact of Legal Representation on Criminal Trial Outcomes in Victoria, Australia 1861–1961
vol. 38 (1): 27-53
‘Female Husbands’, Community and Courts in the Eighteenth Century
vol. 38 (1): 54-79
‘Female Husbands’, Community and Courts in the Eighteenth Century
vol. 38 (1): 54-79
Scottish Legal History Group Report 2016
vol. 38 (1): 80-83
Scottish Legal History Group Report 2016
vol. 38 (1): 80-83