WLH Overview

Welcome to Western Legal History, the Journal of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society.

Our goal is to introduce readers of all backgrounds to the rich legal history of the Western States and the Pacific Islands. Western Legal History contains stimulating and reflective articles, interviews, and book reviews focused on the history of law in the American West and the Pacific Islands. Prominent authors in history, law, political science, and other fields explore and illuminate the role that the law has played in the West, from pre-contact times to today.

Our Editor-in-Chief is Ninth Circuit Judge Michael Daly Hawkins, and our Editorial Board is composed of prominent historians and legal scholars.

Western Legal History is sent free of charge to all dues paying members of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society ($25 level members receive an electronic copy only); our subscribers include law libraries throughout the country. Current and back issues are also available through the service HeinOnline.

Western Legal History welcomes submission reviews of 3-5 pages in length on aspects of the legal history of the Western U.S.

Article Materials should be submitted electronically to:
Hon. Michael Daly Hawkins, Editor in Chief, at WLHSubmissions@gmail.com
Book reviews and questions related to them should be sent to Prof. Charles McClain, Berkeley Law, Book Review Editor: cmcclain@law.berkeley.edu

Editor in Chief:

Hon. Michael Daly Hawkins
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Editorial Board:

Ariela Gross
USC Gould School of Law

Arthur D. Hellman
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

S. Deborah Kang
University of Virginia,
Corcoran Department of History

Sara Mayeux
Vanderbilt Law School

Peter L. Reich
UCLA School of Law

Jonathan Rose
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Arizona State University

Harry N. Scheiber
Berkeley Law

Reuel E. Schiller
University of California
Hastings College of the Law

Hon. G. Murray Snow
United States District Court for the
District of Arizona

Book Review Editor:

Charles McClain, Jr.
University of California
Berkeley Law