Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Book Prizes in American Legal History

[While we're posting announcements for all the other Cromwell Prize subcommittees, we might as well move up this announcement for the Cromwell and Reid book prizes.]

Here is a joint announcement of the Cromwell Book Prize of the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation and the John Phillip Reid Book Award of the American Society for Legal History.

The Reid Award and the Cromwell Book Prize are mutually exclusive.  The Cromwell Book Prize is awarded for first books, wholly or primarily written while the author was untenured.  The Reid Award is for a first or subsequent book written by a mid-career or senior scholar.  For advice in doubtful cases, please consult Daniel Ernst, Chair of the Cromwell Book Prize Advisory Subcommittee, and Sophia Lee, chair of the ASLH Committee on the John Phillip Reid Book Award.

Cromwell Book Prize

The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation awards annually a $5000 book prize for excellence in scholarship in the field of American Legal History by a junior scholar.  The prize is designed to recognize and promote new work in the field by graduate students, law students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty not yet tenured.  The work may be in any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies, but scholarship in the colonial and early national periods will receive some preference.  The prize is limited to a first book, wholly or primarily written while the author was untenured.  The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation awards the prize on the recommendation of the Cromwell Prize Advisory Committee of the American Society for Legal History. The Committee will consider books bearing a copyright date of 2012.

To nominate a book, please send copies of it and the curriculum vitae of its author to John D, Gordan, III, Chair of the Cromwell Prize Advisory Committee, and to each member of the Cromwell Book Prize Advisory Committee with a postmark no later than May 31, 2013.
   
John D. Gordan, III
1133 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Professor Daniel R. Ernst
Chair, Cromwell Book Prize Advisory Subcommittee
Georgetown Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20001
ernst@law.georgetown.edu

Professor Jane Dailey
600 N. Fairbanks Ct., #3702
Chicago, IL  60611

Professor Laura Edwards
History Department
Box 90719
Duke University
Durham, NC  27708

Professor Laura Kalman
Department of History
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-9410

John Phillip Reid Book Award


Named for John Phillip Reid, the prolific legal historian and founding member of the Society, and made possible by the generous contributions of his friends and colleagues, the John Phillip Reid Book Award is an annual award for the best monograph by a mid-career or senior scholar, published in English in any of the fields defined broadly as Anglo-American legal history. The award is given on the recommendation of the Society’s Committee on the John Phillip Reid Book Award.

For the 2013 prize, the Reid Award Committee will accept nominations from authors, presses, or anyone else, of any book that bears a copyright date in 2012. Nominations for the Reid Award should be submitted by May 31, 2013, by sending a curriculum vitae of the author and one copy of the book to each member of the committee:

Professor Sophia Lee
Chair, Committee on the John Phillip Reid Book Award
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
slee@law.upenn.edu

Catharine C. MacMillan
Department of Law
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
United Kingdom

Richard J. Ross
University of Illinois College of Law
504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

Laura Weinrib
University of Chicago Law School
1111 E. 60th St., Room 410
Chicago, IL 60637

Steven Wilf
Law School
University of Connecticut
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, Connecticut  06105

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