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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New journal: Comparative Legal History

A new journal of interest to Canadian legal historians has been launched by Hart Publishing under the editorship of Sean Donlan, of the University of Limerick Faculty of Law. Sean is known to many of us through his visits to the Toronto Legal History Group and transatlantic conferences. Canada is represented on the international editorial board  by Philip Girard and Mary Jane Mossman.

Comparative Legal History is published both online and in print twice a year, appearing in the spring and the autumn.

The publishers describe the journal as 

an international and comparative review of law and history. Articles will explore both 'internal' legal history (doctrinal and disciplinary developments in the law) and 'external' legal history (legal ideas and institutions in wider contexts). Rooted in the complexity of the various Western legal traditions worldwide, the journal will also investigate other laws and customs from around the globe. Comparisons may be either temporal or geographical and both legal and other law-like normative traditions will be considered. Scholarship on comparative and trans-national historiography, including trans-disciplinary approaches, is particularly welcome.
Submissions are to be in English, with an optimal length for articles between 7500 to 15000 words, including footnotes. Shorter submissions will be considered for our 'Short Articles' section. All articles are submitted to double blind peer review. Book reviews will generally range from 1500 to 2500 words. Review articles will also be considered.

For information on articles contact Professor Heikki Pihlajamäki, Helsinki University

For reviews, Dr Agustin Parise, Maastricht University

Comparative Legal History is the official journal of the European Society for Comparative Legal History.

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