I'm pleased to report that the December 2016 issue of the American Journal of Legal History is out -- and for a limited time, the entire issue is ungated at Oxford University Press' website. The table of contents is as follows:
Forum: Second Amendment
Sanford V. Levinson reviews David Cole, Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law
This marks the completion of the first volume of the journal's re-launch, as we moved from Temple Law School, who had published the journal since its founding in 1957, to Oxford. It's been a huge pleasure working on the relaunch with co-editor Stefan Vogenauer and the rest of his team at the Max Planck Institute in Frankfurt. Our book review editors Roman Hoyos and Frederic Audren have been terrific; the book reviews have been some of the most exciting and readable parts of the journal -- and of course our authors have produced the terrific content. We are especaially grateful to our referees who've spent an enormous amount of time and energy to read and help improve submissions.
If you missed it, you might be particularly interested in our inaugural issue back in March 2016, in which we asked members of our editorial board -- and a few other distinguished legal historians -- to speculate on the future of the legal history. We're all looking forward to 2017; we have expanded our page budget and have a series of articles in the pipeline that I am extremely excited about. Some of the March 2017 issue is already up on the advance access section of our website. The rest of the March 2017 issue will be up soon.