Membership of the Society is open to anyone with an interest in Irish legal history. Our Society includes members of the judiciary, practising lawyers, academic lawyers, historians, students and members of the general public. Our members come from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and other parts of the world. We offer two levels of membership: full membership and student membership.
Any person with an interest in Irish legal history is cordially invited to apply for membership. Our full members include judges, practicing lawyers, academics from law, history and other disciplines, librarians, and others with an interest in the history of Irish law.
What are the benefits of joining the Irish Legal History Society?
- A copy of each book published by the Society
- Invitations to attend the Society’s annual general meeting
- Invitations to the Autumn and Spring Discourses
- Invitations to other lectures, conferences, book launches and other events organised by the Society
- Eligibility for awards and prizes, such as the WN Osborough Legal History Composition Prize.
New members are also entitled to purchase earlier publications of the Society at a special membership discount rate. The annual subscription is €60 / £50 / $70 and falls due on 1 July.
It should be paid by standing order directly to one of the Society’s accounts in Dublin, Belfast or New Hampshire.
To become a member please complete the membership application form and return by post to one of the Society’s Joint Secretaries.
Membership queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org