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Welcome to Legal History

Legal History is an Australian scholarly journal devoted to the history of the law and legal institutions in Australia, the region, and more broadly of the common law world. The journal promotes legal history as being vital to understanding the context and meaning of law today and to informing its future directions. It publishes submissions from all jurisdictions including contributions of an interdisciplinary, transnational or comparative character.

Legal History is published by Australian Scholarly Publishing and is edited by Dr Amanda Scardamaglia and Dr Jessica Lake from Swinburne Law School.


Launch of Legal History

Swinburne Law School is pleased to announce that it is the new institutional host of the long-running and respected Australian academic journal Legal History. The inaugural issue of the revived series was launched in August 2016.

Current Issue

This issue has a focus on intellectual property, with articles from David Brennan, Catherine Bond and Amanda Scardamaglia.

Click here to see the abstracts.