Monday, June 8, 2009

Gross and Brundage share Hurst Prize

Ariela Gross, USC Law School, and James A. Brundage, University of Kansas are co-winners of the James Willard Hurst, Jr. Prize from the Law and Society Association. Gross was honored for What Blood Won’t Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America, and Brundage for The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, Civilians, and Courts. The Hurst Prize is given annually for the best work in sociolegal history published in the previous year. The Association seeks studies in legal history that explore the relationship between law and society or illuminate the use, function, and cultural meaning of law and society. Congratulations!