American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Law

Section Awards

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SOCIOLOGY OF LAW SECTION

CALL FOR AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Distinguished Book Award

The Sociology of Law Section solicits nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Book Award, recognizing an outstanding book published between 2016 and 2018 in the sociology of law. The committee welcomes nominations, including self-nominations, from section members only. Any book in the sociology of law may be nominated; author-nominees need not be members of the section at the time of nomination, though we encourage nominees to join the section.  However, persons nominating books must be section members at the time of nomination. To nominate a book, please submit a brief letter noting its contributions to the field. Please mail a hard copy of the nominating letter as well as a review copy of the book to each member of the selection committee:  Swethaa Ballakrishnen, P.O. Box 903, NYU Abu Dhabi, Office a5, 1205, New York, NY 10276; Elizabeth Chambliss, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1525 Senate Street, Columbia SC 29208; Esther Sullivan, University of Colorado Denver, Department of Sociology, Campus Box 105, PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364. The deadline is February 28, 2018.

 

Distinguished Article Award

The Sociology of Law Distinguished Article Award committee is currently accepting nominations of outstanding and innovative articles published in 2016, 2017, or 2018. Self-nominations are welcomed. While not a requirement, we encourage nominees to become members of the ASA’s Sociology of Law section. To nominate an article for this award, please submit a brief letter explaining why the article makes a significant contribution to the sociology of law, along with a PDF of the article to the committee chair, Mary Rose, mrose@austin.utexas.edu. In the subject line of your email please write “Nomination for Sociology of Law Article Award.”

The Sociology of Law section accepts submissions for this award whether or not the paper has first been submitted to an open access site. If you choose to submit to an open access repository in advance of submission, the SocArXiv site has indicated that if a paper submitted to SocArXiv wins a section award, it will give the authors $250. To submit via SocArXiv, upload the paper to the archive and send an email with the link to the committee chair. For instructions, see this tutorial: http://bit.ly/2y7hHn3 .You only need to follow Step 1, "Sharing your paper," to generate the link for submitting a nomination.  Nomination deadline is February 28, 2018.

 

Graduate Student Paper Award

The Sociology of Law Section solicits nominations for the 2018 Graduate Student Paper Award, recognizing an outstanding paper written between 2016 and 2018 in the sociology of law. The first author must have been a graduate student when the piece was written. Entries should be double-spaced and article-length. We accept nominations from authors, faculty advisors, and section members. While not a requirement, we encourage nominees to become members of the ASA’s Sociology of Law section. To nominate a paper for this award, please submit a brief letter explaining why the paper makes a significant contribution to the sociology of law, along with a PDF of the article to each of the committee’s members:   Monica Bell (monica.bell@yale.edu); Ellen Berry (ellen.berrey@utoronto.ca); and Emily Taylor Poppe (etaylorpoppe@law.uci.edu). In the subject line of your email please write “Nomination for Sociology of Law Graduate Student Paper Award.”

The Sociology of Law section accepts submissions for this award whether or not the paper has first been submitted to an open access site. If you choose to submit to an open access repository in advance of submission, the SocArXiv site has indicated that if a paper submitted to SocArXiv wins a section award, it will give the authors $250. To submit via SocArXiv, upload the paper to the archive and send an email with the link to each committee member. For instructions, see this tutorial: http://bit.ly/2y7hHn3. You only need to follow Step 1, "Sharing your paper," to generate the link for submitting a nomination. Please note that submitting unpublished papers to open access sites may affect opportunities for future publication. Submission deadline is February 28, 2018.

 

Undergraduate Student Paper Award

The Sociology of Law Section solicits nominations for the 2018 Undergraduate Student Paper Award, recognizing an outstanding paper written between 2016 and 2018 in the sociology of law. The first author must have been an undergraduate student when the piece was written. Entries should be double-spaced and article-length. We accept nominations from authors, faculty advisors, and section members. To nominate a paper for this award, please submit a brief letter explaining why the paper makes a significant contribution to sociology of law, along with a PDF of the article to each member of the committee: Theresa Rocha Beardall, tyr5@cornell.edu; Jessie Finch, jessiekfinch@gmail.com; Cody Warner (cody.warner@montana.edu).  In the subject line of your email please write “Nomination for Sociology of Law Undergraduate Paper Award.”

The Sociology of Law section accepts submissions for this award whether or not the paper has first been submitted to an open access site. If you choose to submit to an open access repository in advance of submission, the SocArXiv site has indicated that if a paper submitted to SocArXiv wins a section award, it will give the authors $250. To submit via SocArXiv, upload the paper to the archive and send an email with the link to each committee member. For instructions, see this tutorial: http://bit.ly/2y7hHn3. You only need to follow Step 1, "Sharing your paper," to generate the link for submitting a nomination. Please note that submitting unpublished papers to open access sites may affect opportunities for future publication. Submission deadline is February 28, 2018.