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. It is awarded to a member of the Law and Society community who is regarded by his or her peers and students as an outstanding mentor for graduate, professional or undergraduate students who are working on issues of law and society. Self-nominations are accepted.
The award carries a cash prize of $500.
- A letter of support from the nominator, describing the nominee's mentoring skills and his/her record as a "member of the Law and Society community".
- The candidate’s curriculum vitae.
- 2 - 4 additional letters of support from former students, colleagues, collaborators, or others who have experienced the nominee's skills as a mentor.
All supporting documents must be submitted in English and be in .DOC, .RTF, or .PDF format.