8th Conference on Legal History in the Baltic Sea Area belongs to the prestigious cycle of conferences initiated in 2000 in Germany. The conferences were held in 2000 in Germany, in 2002 in Sweden, in 2004 in Finland, in 2006 in Germany again, in 2008 in Denmark, in 2010 in Estonia and Latvia, in 2012 once again in Germany. In 2015 the conference was organized for the first time in Poland at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. The theme of the conference read: Judiciary and Society between Privacy and Publicity / Justiz und Gesellschaft zwischen Privatsphäre und Öffentlichkeit and comprised two original issues. The first was the family and the inheritance law history in the Baltic Sea region, while the second – the openness in judicial and administrative procedure as well as the information control in the latest legal history.