[Via H-Law, we have the following announcement of the Jerome I. Braun Prize in Western Legal History.]
The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society announces the 2014 Jerome I. Braun Prize for the best unpublished manuscript in the field of western legal history. This prize will be awarded for the best article-length manuscript on the legal history of the trans-Mississippi North American West. The Braun Prize carries a cash award of $1,000 for the winning essay and $500 for the first runner-up. The winning essays will be published in the NJCHS journal Western Legal History. Authors are encouraged to explore topics that illuminate the contributions of the law, lawyers, judges, and law-related organizations to the social, political, economic, and cultural history of the North American West. To qualify for the 2014 competition, submissions must be 25-35 pages in length (double-spaced), plus endnotes. Please submit entries by electronic portable document file (pdf) along with a brief biographical statement, by December 1, 2014. Entries and inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write "Braun Prize" in the subject line.