Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Hurst Prize Deadline this Week

Call for Nominations for 2007 James Willard Hurst Prize in Sociolegal History
Deadline: December 15

The Law and Society Association seeks nominations for the 2007 James Willard Hurst Prize, to be awarded for the best work in sociolegal history published in calendar year 2006. This annual prize (biennial from inception in 1982 through 2002) consists of a certificate and $500, which may be shared among multiple awardees. The prize will be presented at the 2007 Meetings in Berlin in July. A list of past recipients may be found on the Association website. Nomination procedures are described its the Newsletter, and posted here.

[The LSA is burying some important details , including the deadline, in the LSA newsletter, and it would be best to put them on their website! All of the pertinent details are in this post.]

In the spirit of Willard Hurst's own work, the field of sociolegal history is broadly defined to include the history of interrelationships between law and social, economic, and political change; the history of functions and impact of legal agencies, legislative and administrative as well as judicial; the social history of the legal profession; and similar topics. The Association seeks studies in legal history that explore the relationship between law and society or which illuminate the use, functions, and cultural meaning of law in society. Preference is normally given to books, but articles and monographs of exceptional quality may also be submitted. The Association discourages submissions of purely doctrinal studies in the evolution of appellate case law. Textbooks, case books and edited collections are not eligible for the prize.

For further information contact the 2007 committee chair, Michael Grossberg,
grossber@ indiana.edu. If you have a title (or titles) that you would like to
nominate, please send a copy to each of the six committee members listed here by December 15, 2006.

Michael Grossberg, chair
Department of History
Ballantine Hall
Indiana University
Bloomington IN 47405-7103

Elizabeth R. Dale
234 Keene-Flint Hall
University of Florida
PO Box 117320
Gainesville FL 32611-7320

Lawrence Friedman
School of Law
Stanford University
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford CA 94305-8610

Joanna Grossman
39 Vail Street
Northport, NY 11768
(Hofstra University)

David Konig
School of Law, Campus Box 1120
Washington University
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130

Sanford Levinson
Law School
University of Texas
727 E. Dean Keeton Street
Austin TX 78705-3224