Awards for 2013

At the 2013 Annual Meeting, the president announced the following prizes and awards:

Sir John Baker (University of Cambridge) received the Sutherland Prize for “Deeds Speak Louder than Words: Covenants and the Law of Proof, 1290-1321,” published in Susanne Kenks et al., eds., Laws, Lawyers, and Texts: Studies in Medieval Legal History in Honour of Paul Brand (2012).

Laura M. Weinrib (University of Chicago Law School) received the Surrency Prize for her article, “The Sex Side of Civil Liberties: United States v. Dennett and the Changing Face of Free Speech,” which appeared in Law and History Review, Volume 30, Number 2, pages 325-386.

Justin Driver (University of Texas-Austin School of Law) was awarded the Williasm Nelson Cromwell Foundation Article Prize for his article, “The Constitutional Conservatism of the Warren Court,” California Law Review 100 (2012): 1101-1167.

Hidetaka Hirota was awarded the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Dissertation Prize for his dissertation, “Nativism, Citizenship, and the Deportation of Paupers in Massachusetts, 1837-1883” (Boston College, 2012).

Jonathan Levy (Princeton University) received the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Book Prize for Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America (Harvard University Press, 2012).

John Fabian Witt (Yale Law School) received the John Phillip Reid Book Award for Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History (Free Press, 2012).

In addition, Hidetaka Hirota and Laura M. Weinrib received the final two Paul L. Murphy Awards to support completion of their book manuscripts, and William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Research Fellowships were awarded to Matthew Axtell (Princeton University), Michael Caires (University of Virginia), Sara Damiano (Johns Hopkins University), Kellen Funk (Yale University), Jeremy Kessler (Yale University), Michael Schoeppner (University of Maine), Sarah Seo (Princeton University), and Jameson R. Sweet (University of Minnesota). Matthew Axtell (Princeton University) and Elizabeth Papp Kamali (University of Michigan) were named Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars.