The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society announces the 2010 Jerome I. Braun Prize in Western Legal History. The prize, named in honor of a NJCHS past president, will be awarded for the best unpublished article-length manuscript on the legal history of the trans-Mississippi North American West. The Prize carries a cash award of $1,000 for the winning essay and $500 for the first runner-up. The winning essay will be published in Western Legal History. Authors are encouraged to explore topics that illuminate the contributions of the law, lawyers, judges, and law-related organizations to the social, political, economic, and cultural history of the North American West. Submissions must be 25-40 pages in length (double-spaced) plus endnotes. Please submit entries by pdf along with a brief biographical statement by December 1, 2010. Entries and inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write "Braun Prize" in the subject line.