Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cromwell Book Prize Announcement

The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation annually awards to junior scholars two prizes for excellence in scholarship in the field of American Legal History. A $5,000 book prize and a $2,500 prize for dissertations or articles of comparable aspiration are designed to recognize and promote new work in the field by graduate students, law students, 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 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 and articles published, or dissertations accepted, in the previous calendar year. It will announce the award at the annual meeting of the Society in the following autumn.

Anyone may nominate works for the prizes. The Committee will accept nominations from authors, dissertation advisers, presses, or anyone else. Nominations for this year’s prizes should include a curriculum vitae of the author and be accompanied by a hard copy version of the work (no electronic submissions, please) sent to each member of the committee and postmarked no later than May 31, 2009:

Professor Richard Ross, Chair
Professor of Law and History
University of Illinois College of Law
504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

Professor Holly Brewer
History Department, Campus Box 8108
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8108

Professor Tony Freyer
University of Alabama School of Law
101 Paul Bryant Dr., East
Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0382

Professor Risa Goluboff
237 Thompson St., Apt. 8C
New York, NY 10012

Professor Gerard Magliocca
Indiana University School of Law--Indianapolis
Lawrence W. Inlow Hall
530 West New York St
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225

Professor Christian McMillen
Department of History
Randall Hall
PO Box 400180
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904