Saturday, March 9, 2019

Call for Nominations: Cromwell Foundation Book Prize in American Legal History

We have the following call for nominations:
The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Book Prize in American Legal History

The Cromwell Book Prize Committee is seeking nominations for the 2019 award. The Book Prize is awarded annually to the best book in the field of American legal history by an early career scholar. The prize is designed to recognize and promote new work in the field by graduate students, law students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty not yet tenured. The work may be in any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies, but scholarship in the colonial and early national periods will receive some preference. The prize is limited to a first book, wholly or primarily written while the author was untenured. The author of the winning book receives a prize of $5,000. The Foundation awards the prize after a review of the recommendation of the Cromwell Prize Advisory Committee of the American Society for Legal History. The Committee shall consider a book in the year of its copyright date or of its actual publication. Nominations are due by May 31, 2019.

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