Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Application Process for 2012 Cromwell Dissertation Prize

The application deadline is nearing for the 2012 Cromwell Dissertation Prize, which is normally announced in early November, after the annual meeting of the Cromwell Foundation, and awarded at the annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History. Here's the call for applications, pulled from the ASLH website:
The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation* has generously funded a dissertation prize of $2,500. The winning dissertation may focus on any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies, but topics dealing with the colonial and early national periods will receive some preference. Anyone who received a Ph.D. in 2011 will be eligible for this year's prize. The Foundation awards the prize on the recommendation of the Cromwell Prize Advisory Committee of the American Society for Legal History.
To be considered for this year's prize, please send one hard-copy to the chair of the Cromwell Prize Advisory Committee and to each of the members of the subcommittee for the dissertation prize by May 31, 2012. 


John D. Gordan, III, Chair, Cromwell Prize Advisory Committee
1133 Park Avenue
New York, NY, 10128

Christian G. Fritz, Chair, Cromwell Dissertation Prize Advisory Subcommittee
Professor of Law
University of New Mexico
School of Law
1117 Stanford NE
MSC 11 6070
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Dr. Maeva Marcus, Director
Institute for Constitutional History
The New York Historical Society and
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street NW
Washington DC 20052

Claire Priest, Professor of Law
Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520

Michael Ross, Associate Professor
Department of History
University of Maryland
2115 Francis Scott Key
College Park, MD 20742

*The Cromwell Foundation was established in 1930 to promote and encourage scholarship in legal history, particularly in the colonial and early national periods of the United States. The Foundation has supported the publication of legal records as well as historical monographs.