BECOME A MEMBER

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.

Full 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?

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. 

 

Student Membership

Membership of the Society is available at a reduced rate of €20 or £15 for students. This is open to all undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students with an interest in Irish legal history, regardless of jurisdiction or whether or not they are pursuing a degree in legal history.

Why become a student member of the Irish Legal History Society?

  • All student members receive a copy of each book published by the Society (normally one per year)
  • New student members are also entitled to purchase the Society’s earlier publications at a special discount rate.
  • Only student members may apply for the Irish Legal History Bursary
  • Members may attend the Society’s annual general meeting
  • All members may attend the Society’s Autumn and Spring Discourses
  • Members will receive details of and invitations to other lectures organised by the Society
  • Members may apply for such other funding as is made available by the Society, or enter such competitions as the Society may run, such as the WN Osborough Legal History Composition Prize

The annual subscription for students is €20 / £15 / $30, due on 1 July and payable by standing order. To become a student member please complete the following form, and return by post to one of the Joint Secretaries. 

Membership queries can be directed to membership@ilhs.eu