Ends on December 21, 2017

The Law and Society Association presents one award to the dissertation that best represents outstanding work in law and society research. The subject matter should be in the interdisciplinary tradition of law and society research, and should reflect the style of articles that appear in the Law & Society Review, such as work that examines law in culture and society, including interpretive, historical, social-scientific, and jurisprudential scholarship.

The selection committee welcomes international submissions (in English).

The award carries a cash prize of $500.

Nominations require: 

  • The dissertation must have been filed with the institution of higher education (U.S or non-U.S) during the calendar year prior to the award ceremony.
  • One letter of nomination from a regular member of the Law and Society Association. No self-nominations or student-member nominations are accepted.
  • The full dissertation in English; translations from other languages into English are welcome.
  • An abstract of the dissertation, also in English.

All supporting documents must be submitted in English and be in .DOC, .RTF, or .PDF format. 

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