"Houston: Gateway to las Américas"! In 2018, the Society returns for the first time since 1995 to Houston, the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the United States. In addition to showcasing a population center expected to become the nation's third-largest city (passing Chicago) by 2025, a principal purpose of the meeting will be to advance ASLH's further internationalization by providing a first-class opening for the discussion of legal history scholarship concerning Mexico and Latin America generally. Our hotel is the Hilton-Américas (how appropriate), located on Avenida de las Américas (ditto). The meeting's sponsors are the University of Houston Law Center and the University of Houston.