American Sociological Association

Sociology of Law Award Nominations Calls

Sociology of Law Award Nominations Calls

Distinguished Book Award

The Sociology of Law Section solicits nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Book Award, recognizing an outstanding book published between 2019 and 2021 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:  Professors Nicholas Rush Smith, Chair, Victoria Reyes and Kathryne Young.  Due to COVID-19, committee members are working remotely.  Nominators are advised to not mail copies to the work addresses of committee members. Instead, please e-mail Professor Nicholas Rush Smith at nsmith3@ccny.cuny.edu and he will provide you the addresses to mail the nominating letter and copy of the book to committee members.

The deadline is February 19, 2021.

 Distinguished Article Award

The Sociology of Law Distinguished Article Award committee is currently accepting nominations of outstanding and innovative articles published in 2019, 2020, or 2021. 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: Jennifer Carlson, Chair (jennifercarlson@email.arizona.edu); Ethan Michelson (emichels@indiana.edu); Amada Armenta (armenta@luskin.ucla.edu).

In the subject line of your email please write “Nomination for Sociology of Law Article Award.” The deadline is February 19, 2021.

 Graduate Student Paper Award

The Sociology of Law Section solicits nominations for the 2021 Graduate Student Paper Award, recognizing an outstanding paper written between 2019 and 2021 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:  

Elizabeth Martin, Chair (martin.3247@osu.edu); Erik Larson (larsone@macalester.edu); Jane Lopez (lopez_jane@byu.edu).
In the subject line of your email please write “Nomination for Sociology of Law Graduate Student Paper Award.” The deadline is February 19, 2021.

Undergraduate Student Paper Award

The Sociology of Law Section solicits nominations for the 2021 Undergraduate Student Paper Award, recognizing an outstanding paper written between 2019 and 2021 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: 

Emily Taylor Poppe, Chair (etaylorpoppe@law.uci.edu); Jessica Cabrera (jgcabrer@uci.edu); Angie Perone  (peronea@umich.edu) 

In the subject line of your email please write “Nomination for Sociology of Law Undergraduate Paper Award.” The deadline is February 19, 2021.