American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Law

Sociology of Law Award Nominations Calls

Distinguished Book Award

The Sociology of Law Section solicits nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Book Award, recognizing an outstanding book published between 2017 and 2019 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:  Ya-Wen Lei (Department of Sociology, Harvard University, 436 William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138); Jesse Finch (Department of Sociology, Northern Arizona University, PO Box 15300, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011); Emily Taylor Poppe (University of California-Irvine Law School, 401 E. Peltason Drive, Law 4800-L, Irvine, CA 92697-8000). The deadline is February 28, 2019.

 

Distinguished Article Award

The Sociology of Law Distinguished Article Award committee is currently accepting nominations of outstanding and innovative articles published in 2017, 2018, or 2019. 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 members: Elaine Draper, Chair (edraper@exchange.calstatela.edu); Erin Cornwell (eyc46@cornell.edu); and Simon Singer (s.singer@northeastern.edu).  In the subject line of your email please write “Nomination for Sociology of Law Article Award.” The deadline is February 28, 2019.

 

Graduate Student Paper Award

The Sociology of Law Section solicits nominations for the 2019 Graduate Student Paper Award, recognizing an outstanding paper written between 2017 and 2019 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:  Mary Nell Trautner, Chair (trautner@buffalo.edu); Danielle Rudes (drudes@gmu.edu); and Deisy Del Real (ddelreal@g.ucla.edu). In the subject line of your email please write “Nomination for Sociology of Law Graduate Student Paper Award.” The deadline is February 28, 2019.

 

Undergraduate Student Paper Award

The Sociology of Law Section solicits nominations for the 2019 Undergraduate Student Paper Award, recognizing an outstanding paper written between 2017 and 2019 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: Jill Weinberg, Chair (jill.weinberg@tufts.edu); Joris Gjata (joris.gjata@colorado.edu); and Stefan Vogler (svogler@uci.edu). In the subject line of your email please write “Nomination for Sociology of Law Undergraduate Paper Award.” The deadline is February 28, 2019.