Monday, November 11, 2013

Sir John Baker Wins Sutherland Prize

Sir John H. Baker (wikimedia)
Via H-Law, we have news of that the winner of the American Society for Legal History’s 2013 Sutherland Prize is Sir John Baker, “Deeds Speak Louder Than Words: Covenants and the Law of Proof, 1290-1321,” in Laws, Lawyers and Texts: Studies in Medieval Legal History in Honour of Paul Brand, ed. Susanne Jenks, Jonathan Rose and Christopher Whittick (2012).  The prize, named in honor of the late Donald W. Sutherland, a distinguished historian of the law of medieval England and a mentor of many students, is awarded annually to the person or persons who wrote the best article on English legal history published in the previous year.