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|Prizes & Awards|
The Law and Society Association offers awards for scholarship in the field of law and society. The awards are presented at the Annual Meeting. Each award is funded by individual contributions.
For prizes requiring that nominators be LSA members, 2019 or 2020 memberships will fulfill eligibility. Those who aren't already a member can become one by clicking here.
Nominations for 2020 awards are now closed.
LSA PRIZES & AWARDS
Law and Society Association Article Prize
The Law and Society Association Article Prize, recognizes exceptional scholarship in socio-legal studies for a journal article or chapter in an edited book.
The Law and Society Association presents one award to the dissertation that best represents outstanding work in law and society research.
John Hope Franklin Prize
The John Hope Franklin Prize was established in 2010 by the Law and Society Association to recognize exceptional scholarship in the field of Race, Racism and the Law.
Graduate Student Paper Prize
The Law and Society Association presents one award to the graduate student paper that best represents outstanding law and society research.
J. Willard Hurst Book Prize
In the spirit of Willard Hurst's own work, the Hurst Book Prize is given to the best work in socio-legal history.
Law and Society Association International Prize
The Law and Society Association International Prize is offered to a scholar, normally in residence outside the United States, in recognition of significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the field of law and society.
Herbert Jacob Book Prize
Established in 1996 as the LSA Book Award, and re-named in memory of Herbert Jacob, past President of LSA, the competition is open to books from all fields of, and approaches to, law and society scholarship—excluding only works of socio-legal history, which are considered for the Hurst Prize.
Harry J. Kalven Jr. Prize
The Harry J. Kalven, Jr. Award is awarded by the Law and Society Association for "empirical scholarship that has contributed most effectively to the advancement of research in law and society."
The LSA Legacy Award honors people whose contributions significantly helped to develop the Association through sustained commitment to the Association’s mission and legacy, extensive service, or scholarly publications that made a lasting contribution to the Association’s scholarly legacy but have not received a major Association award.
Ronald Pipkin Service Award
The Ronald Pipkin Service Award was created in 2012, to honor the twenty-five year service of retiring Executive Officer, Ron Pipkin (Legal Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst).
Undergraduate Student Paper Prize
The Law and Society Association presents one award to the undergraduate student paper that best represents outstanding law and society research.
Stan Wheeler Mentorship Award
In honor of the memory of Stanton Wheeler (Sociology/Law, Yale University), whose mentorship was so important to so many members of the Association, the Stan Wheeler Mentorship Award was created in 2008.