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Nominating Instructions for Association Awards

The Law and Society Association is pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for the following scholarly prizes and service awards. For background information about the awards, please visit the Awards page.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS PASSED
Awards will be presented at the 2013 LSA Annual Meeting to be held at the Boston Sheraton, May 30, 2013 through June 2, 2013.

Harry J Kalven Jr. Award J. Willard Hurst Book Prize Herbert Jacob Book Prize
John Hope Franklin Prize Stan Wheeler Mentorship Award Ronald Pipkin Service Award
Law and Society Association Article Prize Law and Society Association International Prize Student Paper Prizes

Harry J. Kalven Jr. Award
Nominations require a letter of support from the nominator, the candidate’s vitae, and a portion of work that represents the scholarly merits of the candidate; all supporting documents must be submitted in .DOC, .RTF, or .PDF format, and must be in English.

See background of the Kalven Award


J. Willard Hurst Book Prize
The responsibility of ensuring that a work is submitted for the most appropriate book prize rests with the nominator. As a rule of thumb, books that have a significant historical focus should be directed to the Hurst Prize, while other works of socio-legal scholarship should be directed to the Jacob Prize.  A book submitted for both prizes may end up being considered for neither. Books must be published in English, or be English translations of original works. Books submitted must have a 2012 copyright; if publication and copyright dates vary, then special consideration is possible.

Please mail a copy of the nominated book(s) to each member of the committee at their addresses below, and please include a letter of support from the nominator:

Ariela J. Gross
School of Law
University of Southern California
699 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90089-0071
Amy Chazkel
Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5209
New York, NY 10016
Martha Jones
The University of Michigan Law School
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1215
Sanford Levinson
School of Law
University of Texas
727 E. Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX  78705-3224
Daniel Sharfstein
Vanderbilt University School of Law
131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN  37203
 

See background of the Hurst Prize


Herbert Jacob Book Prize
The responsibility of ensuring that a work is submitted for the most appropriate LSA prize rests with the nominator.  To stress the restriction stated above, books eligible for the Jacob Prize may be from any field of socio-legal scholarship except history; books with a significant historical focus should be submitted instead to the Association’s Hurst Prize.  A book submitted for both prizes may end up being considered for neither. Books must be published in English, or be English translations of original works. Books submitted must have a 2012 copyright; if publication and copyright dates vary, then special consideration is possible.

Please mail a copy of the nominated book(s) to each member of the committee at their addresses below, and please include a letter of support from the nominator:

Hiroshi Fukurai
Dept. of Sociology
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Lisa Hilbink
Dept of Political Science, 1414 SSBldg
University of Minnesota
267 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0499
Amalia D. Kessler
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
Prof. John Hagan
Northwestern University
Sociology Department
1810 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60208-0812
Steven Teles
The Johns Hopkins University
Department of Political Science
280 Megenthaler
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
 

See background of the Jacob Prize


John Hope Franklin Prize
Nominations require a letter of support from the nominator and the full article, including full bibliographic citation; all supporting documents must be submitted in .DOC, .RTF, or .PDF format, and must be in English.

See background of the Franklin Prize


Stan Wheeler Mentorship Award
Nominations require a letter of support, the candidate’s vita, and letters of support from former students, colleagues, collaborators, or others who have experience of the nominee’s capacity as a mentor; all supporting documents must be submitted in .DOC, .RTF, or .PDF format.
Nominees must be members of the Law and Society Community; however, nominators are not required to be members.

See background of the Wheeler Award


Ronald Pipkin Service Award
Nominations require a letter of support describing the nominee’s demonstrated, sustained and extraordinary service to the Association and, if appropriate, letters of support from former students, colleagues, collaborators, or others who have benefitted from the candidate’s service. All supporting documents must be submitted in .DOC, .RTF, or .PDF format.
Nominees must be current members of the Law and Society Association; however, nominators are not required to be members.

See background of the Pipkin Award


Law and Society Association Article Prize
Nominations require a letter of support from the nominator and the full article, including full bibliographic citation; all supporting documents must be submitted in .DOC, .RTF, or .PDF format, and must be in English.

See background of the LSA Article Prize


Law and Society Association International Prize
Nominations require a letter of support from the nominator, the candidate’s vitae, and a portion of work that represents the scholarly merits of the candidate; all supporting documents must be submitted in .DOC, .RTF, or .PDF format, and must be in English.

See background of the LSA International Award


Student Paper Prizes

Undergraduate Student Paper Prize
(1) Only regular members and graduate student members, who have received papers while working as lecturers or teaching assistants, of the Law and Society Association may nominate papers for Undergraduate Student Award.
(2) The paper must have been written for a course between September 2011 and December 2012 by a matriculated undergraduate student at any institution of higher education including two-year community colleges. Papers originally written for a class within this same time period and subsequently published are still eligible for the UG paper award nomination. In submitting the paper for award consideration, the nominator must include the date and title of the course for which the paper was written.
(3) Submissions must be in English; translations from other languages into English are welcome.
(4) The paper must be double-spaced; may not exceed 18,000 words in length, including notes and references; and must be in a minimum of 12 point font.
(5) The committee strongly encourages nominators to include a short paragraph describing the merits of the student paper they are submitting.

Graduate Student Paper Prize
(1) Only non-student members of the Law and Society Association may make nominations for the Graduate Student Award.
(2) The paper must have been written for coursework (includes dissertation) between September 2011 and December 2012 by a matriculated graduate or graduate professional student at any institution of higher education. Papers originally written for coursework within this same time period and subsequently published are still eligible for nomination. In submitting the paper for award consideration, the nominator must include the date and title of the course for which the paper was written.
(3) Submissions must be in English; translations from other languages into English are welcome.
(4) The paper must be double-spaced; may not exceed 18,000 words in length, including notes and references; and must be in a minimum of 12 point font.
(5) Each submission must contain a detailed abstract of at least 200 words.
(6) The committee strongly encourages nominators to include a short paragraph describing the merits of the student article they are submitting.

Dissertation Award
The Law and Society Association presents one award to the dissertation that best represents outstanding work in law and society research. The subject matter should be in the interdisciplinary tradition of law and society research, and should reflect the style of articles that appear in the Law & Society Review, such as work that examines law in culture and society, including interpretative, historical, social-scientific, and jurisprudential scholarship.
Submissions must include the full dissertation, an abstract, and be accompanied by a letter of nomination from a faculty member and must have been completed in the 2012 calendar year. The selection committee welcomes international submissions (in English) and nontraditional research.

See more about the Student Prizes