Friday, March 25, 2016

Call for Nominations: Harold Berman Prize for Excellence in Law & Religion Scholarship

Via H-Law, we have the following call for nominations:
Harold J. Berman (credit)
Harold Berman Prize for Excellence in Law & Religion Scholarship

Starting this year, the AALS Section on Law & Religion will award the "Harold Berman Prize" to recognize scholarly excellence by an untenured professor at an AALS Member School.

The Prize will be given to the author of an article, published between July 15, 2015 and July 15, 2016, which has made an outstanding scholarly contribution to the field of law and religion.

The recipient must be a tenure-track faculty member at an AALS Member School and must have served no more than 6 years as a faculty member as of the date of the awarding of the Prize. The Prize will be awarded at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting, scheduled for January 4-7, 2017.

Nominations should be sent by email to Professor Michael Helfand ( and must be received by 5pm PST on August 15th, 2016. Nominations should include the full name, title and contact information for the nominated scholar, in addition to a PDF version of the published version of the article to be considered for the Prize. There is a limit of three nominations per nominator. Self-nominations are welcomed.

Questions about the Prize should be addressed to Professor Richard Albert (, Chair of the Section on Law & Religion.

Prize Committee

Zak Calo (Hamad Bin Khalifa / Valparaiso)
Rick Garnett (Notre Dame)
Michael Helfand (Pepperdine)
Lisa Roy Shaw (Mississippi)
Contact Info: 
Nominations: Professor Michael Helfand, Pepperdine (
Questions about the prize: Professor Richard Albert, Boston College (
Our 2007 post on Harold Berman's passing is here.

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