Herbert Jacob Book Prize Winners



Title and Publisher

2017 Roberto Gonzalez
Harvard University
Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America
University of CA Press 2016 
2017 Tianna Paschel
University of California - Berkeley
Becoming Black Political Subjects:  Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil
Princeton University Press; 2016
2016 Ellen Berrey
University of Denver
The Enigma of Diversity: The Language of Race and the Limits of Racial Justice
University of Chicago Press, 2015
2016 Leila Kawar
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Contesting Immigration Policy in Court: Legal Activism and Its Radiating Effects in the United States and France
Law and Society Series of Cambridge University Press in June 2015
2015 Osagie Obasogie
University of California, Hastings
Blinded by Sight: Seeing Race through the Eyes of the Blind
Stanford University Press, 2014
2014 Mark Fathi Massoud
University of California, Santa Cruz
Law's Fragile State 
Colonial, Authoritarian, and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan

Cambridge University Press May 2013
2013 Mariana Valverde 
University of Toronto
Everyday Law on the Streets: City Governance in an Age of Diversity 
University of Chicago Press (2012)
2012 Kaaryn S. Gustafson

Joshua Page
Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of PovertyNew York University Press The Toughest Beat: Politics,

Punishment, and the Prison Officers Union in California,
Oxford University Press
2011 Yves Dezalay
Bryant Garth
Asian Legal Revivals: Lawyers in the Shadow of Empire, University of Chicago Press
2010 Jeannie Suk At Home in the Law: How the Domestic Violence Revolution is Transforming Privacy, Yale University Press 
2009 Richard A. Leo

Steven M. Teles
Police Interrogation and American Justice, Harvard University Press

The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement
, Princeton University Press
2008 Lisa Hilbink

Elizabeth Mertz
Judges beyond Politics in Democracy and Dictatorship: Lessons from Chile, Cambridge University Press

The Language of Law School:Learning to “Think Like a Lawyer”,
Oxford University Press
2007 Susan F. Hirsch In the Moment of Greatest Calamity: Terrorism, Grief,and a Victim's Quest for Justice, Princeton University Press
2006 Jon B. Gould

Craig Haney
Speak No Evil: The Triumph of Hate Speech Regulation, University of Chicago

Death by Design: Capital Punishment as a Social Psychological System,
Oxford University Press
2005 William Haltom
Michael McCann
Distorting the Law: Politics, Media and the Litigation Crisis, University of Chicago Press
2004 John R. Bowen Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesia: An Anthropology of Public Reasoning, Cambridge University Press
2003 Keith Hawkins Law as Last Resort: Prosecution Decision-Making in a Regulatory Agency, Oxford University Press
2002 Brian Tamanaha A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society, Oxford University Press
2000 Eve Darian-Smith

Mariana Valverde

Bridging Divides: The Channel Tunnel and English Legal Identity in the New Europe, University of California Press

Diseases of the Will: Alcohol and the Dilemmas of Freedom,
Cambridge University Press
1998 Bryant Garth
Yves Dezalay
Dealing in Virtue: International commercial Arbitration and the Construction of a Transnational Legal Order, University of Chicago Press
1996 Michael McCann

Carol J. Greenhouse, Barbara Yngvesson and David M. Engel
Rights at Work: Pay Equity Reform and the Politics of Legal Mobilization, University of Chicago Press

Law and Community in Three American Towns, Cornell University Press