Journal of Southern Legal History

The Journal of Southern Legal History is published annually by the Georgia Legal History Foundation, Inc. and hosted by the Mercer Law School.  The Journal explores, analyzes, and depicts the history of law, the legal culture and profession, and the courts, including federal courts, in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas.

The Editorial Board and Staff welcome articles and essays of varying lengths on any aspects of southern legal history, broadly defined, as well as reports on research in progress and recommendations for the Journal. The Journal also solicits for publication nontraditional items such as previously unpublished documentary materials, oral history interviews, memoirs, anecdotes, and photographs.

Texts, including quotations, footnotes, and endnotes, must be double spaced. Manuscripts that are no more than thirty-five pages in length, not counting notes and illustrations, are preferred. Also preferred are manuscripts not concurrently under consideration by another journal.

Manuscripts can be submitted as an attachment in Word or WordPerfect via email to Jennifer Findley or  Harris Howard

The Journal of Southern Legal History is sent to members of the Georgia Legal History Foundation. Membership is open to all. For information regarding membership, please direct written inquiries to the following address:

Georgia Legal History Foundation
Mercer Law School
Macon, Georgia 31207


 Harris Howard, Co-Editor in Chief

Jennifer Findley, Co-Editor in Chief

Ariel Newman, Publishing Coordinator