Monday, July 13, 2015

Scribes Book Awards

Although we've noted John Bessler's receipt of the Scribes Book Award for 2015, given by the American Society for Law Writers, the full list of books receiving recognition, including Herbert Hovenkamp's Opening of American Law, deserves a post of its own.

First Place:
The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution
by John D. Bessler   

Honorable Mentions:
Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison
by Nell Bernstein

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson

The Opening of American Law: Neoclassical Legal Thought 1870-1970
by Herbert Hovenkamp