John Phillip Reid Book Award

John Phillip Reid

Named for John Phillip Reid, the prolific legal historian and founding member of the Society, and made possible by the generous contributions of his friends and colleagues, the John Phillip Reid Book Award is an annual award for the best monograph by a mid-career or senior scholar, published in English in any of the fields defined broadly as Anglo-American legal history. The award is given on the recommendation of the Society’s Committee on the John Phillip Reid Book Award.

For the 2014 prize, the Reid Award Committee will accept nominations from authors, presses, or anyone else, of any book that bears a copyright date in 2013. Nominations for the Reid Award should be submitted by June 15, 2014, by sending a curriculum vitae of the author and one copy of the book to each member of the committee:

Professor Sophia Lee
Chair, Committee on the John Phillip Reid Book Award
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104

Professor Richard J. Ross
University of Illinois College of Law
504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

Professor Laura Weinrib
University of Chicago Law School
1111 E. 60th St., Room 410
Chicago, IL 60637

Professor Steven Wilf
Law School
University of Connecticut
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, Connecticut  06105

Professor Nicholas Parrillo
Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520

Past Recipients

2013John Fabian Witt, Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History
2012Tomiko Brown-Nagin (Harvard University), Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press)
2011Christopher Tomlins (University of California, Irvine), Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865 (Cambridge University Press)
2010Catherine L. Fisk (University of California, Irvine), Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930 (University of North Carolina Press)
2009Rebecca M. Mclennan (University of California, Berkeley), The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the Making of the American Penal State, 1776-1941 (Cambridge University Press)
2008Christian W. McMillen (University of Virginia), Making Indian Law: The Hualapai Land Case and the Birth of Ethnohistory ( Yale University Press)
2007William M. Wiecek (Syracuse University), The Birth of the Modern Constitution: The United States Supreme Court, 1941-1953 (volume 12 of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States) (Cambridge University Press)
2006Daniel J. Hulsebosch (New York University), Constituting Empire: New York and the Transformation of Constitutionalism in the Atlantic World, 1664-1830 (University of North Carolina Press)
[Honorable Mention:] Stuart Banner (University of California, Los Angeles), How the Indians Lost their Land: Law and Power on the Frontier (Harvard University Press)