Past Award Recipients

Best Conference Paper Award
Best Graduate Student Paper Award
Best Graduate Student Poster Award
Best Journal Article Award
C. Herman Pritchett Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Lasting Contribution Award
Law & Courts Service Award
Teaching and Mentoring Award


Law and Courts Best Conference Paper Award
The Law and Courts Best Conference Paper Award (formerly the American Judicature Society Award) is given annually for the best paper on law and courts presented at the previous year’s annual meetings of the American, International, or regional political science associations. Single- and co-authored papers, written by political scientists, are eligible. Papers may be nominated by any member of the Section.

2017

Deborah Beim, Yale University
Tom Clark, Emorty University
John Patty, University of Chicago

2016

Jonathan Kastellec, Princeton University

2015 (Co-winners)

Rebecca Hamlin, Grinnell College
"The Human Rights Act and the New Immigration Politics in the United Kingdom." Paper Presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association

Benjamin Bishin, University of California, Riverside
Thomas Hayes, University of Connecticut
Matthew Incantalupo, Haverford College
Charles Anthony Smith, University of California, Irvine
"Opinion Backlash and Public Attitudes: Are Political Advances in Gay Rights Counterproductive?" presented at the Midwest Political Science Association.

2014
Katerina Linos and Kimberly Twist, University of California, Berkeley
"The Supreme Court, the Media and Public Opinion: Comparing Experimental and Observational Methods." Paper Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association

2013

Deborah Beim, Alexander Hirsch, and Jonathan Kastellec, Princeton University
"Whistleblowing and Compliance in the Federal Judiciary." Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association

2012

Quinn Mulroy, Syracuse University
"Enforcing Rights Protections: The Regulatory Power of Private Litigation and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission."

2011

Stefanie Lindquist, University of Texas, Austin and Pamela Corley, Vanderbilt University
"State Courts, State Legislatures, and United States Supreme Court Review."

Honorable Mention
Cliff Carrubba and Tom Clark, Emory University
"Rule Creation in a Political Hierarchy."

2010

Sarah Staszak, Princeton University
"Institutions, Rulemaking and the Politics of Judicial Retrenchment."

Honorable Mention
Michael McCann, University of Washington, Seattle, William Haltom, University of Puget Sound and Shauna Fisher, University of Washington, Seattle
"Criminalizing Big Tobacco: Legal Mobilization, Mass Media, and the Politics of Responsibility for Health Risks in the United States."

2009

Tom Clark, Emory University and Benjamin Lauderdale, Princeton University
"Locating Supreme Court Opinions in Doctrine Space."

2008

Jeffrey Lax, Columbia University and Kelly Rader, Columbia University
"Tactical Opinion Assignment and Voting in the Supreme Court."

Honorable Mention
Tom Clark, Emory University
"The Separation of Powers, Court-Curbing, and Judicial Legitimacy."

2007

J. Mitchell Pickerill and Cornell Clayton, Washington State University
"The Supreme Court and the Political Regime: The New Right Regime and Religious Freedom."

2006

Kevin McGuire and Georg Vanberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Mapping the Policies of the U.S. Supreme Court: Data, Opinions, and Constitutional Law."

2005

Gregory Caldeira, Ohio State University, Kevin McGuire, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Charles Smith Jr., University of Mississippi
"A Spatial Model of Supreme Court Voting."

2004

J. Mitchell Pickerill and Cornell Clayton, Washington State University
"The Rehnquist Court and the Political Dynamics of Federalism." Paper presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association

2003

Scott A. Comparato and Scott McClurg, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
"State Supreme Court Compliance with the Supreme Court's Search and Seizure Decisions."

2002

Timothy R. Johnson, University of Minnesota, James F. Spriggs II, University of California at Davis, and Paul J. Wahlbeck, George Washington University
"Passing and Sophisticated Voting on the U.S. Supreme Court." Paper presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association

2001

Howard Gillman, University of Southern California
"The Political Construction of Federal Power in Late Nineteenth-Century America."

2000

Laura Langer, University of Arizona
"Does the Chief Justice on State Courts of Last Resort Shape Judicial Review? The Case of Workers' Compensation."

1999

Melinda Gann Hall, Michigan State University
"Competition in Judicial Elections, 1980-1985."

1998

Gregory A. Caldeira, Ohio State University, Jack Wright, Ohio State University, and Christopher Zorn, Emory University
"Sophisticated Judicial Behavior: Agenda Setting Via the Discuss List."

1997

Gregory A. Caldeira, Ohio State University, Christopher Zorn, Emory University, and Jack Wright, George Washington University
"Strategic Voting and Gate Keeping in the Supreme Court."

1996

Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University
"Marxist (and Neo-Marxist) Models of Supreme Court Decision Making: Separation of Powers Games in the Positive Theory of Law and Courts."

1994

Christine Harrington, New York University and Daniel Ward, Rice University
"Rethinking Litigation: The Role of Courts in Producing Litigation."

Honorable Mention
Kevin McGuire, University of Minnesota
"The Supreme Court Bar: Legal Elites in the Washington Community."

1993

Mark Graber, University of Maryland
"The Non-Majoritarian Difficulty: Legislative Deference to the Judiciary."

Honorable Mention
Elliot Slotnick and Jennifer Segal Diascro, Ohio State University
"Television News and the Supreme Court"


Law and Courts Best Graduate Student Paper Award
Formerly the CQ Press Award, the Best Graduate Student Paper Award is given annually for the best paper in the field of law and courts written by a graduate student. To be eligible, the nominated paper must have been written by a full-time graduate student. Both single- and co-authored papers are eligible. In the case of co-authored papers, each author must have been a full-time graduate student at the time the paper was written. Submitted papers may have been written for any purpose (including papers written for seminar, scholarly meetings, and for potential publication in academic journals). This is NOT, however, a dissertation or thesis prize.

2017

David Gelman and Doug Johnson, University of Rochester

2016

Thomas Gray, University of Virginia

2015

Ali S. Masood and Monica E. Lineberger, University of South Carolina
"United Kingdom, United Court? The Hierarchical Impact of Precedent in the British Judiciary."

2014 
Alicia Uribe, Washington University in St. Louis
"Binders Full of Judges: A Model for the Interdependency of Appointments to the U.S. Federal Judiciary."

2013 

Doug Rice, Pennsylvania State University
"Measuring the Issue Content of Supreme Court Opinions through Probabilistic Topic Models."

Honorable Mention
Deborah Beim, Princeton University
"Learning in the Judicial Hierarchy"
Blake Emerson, Yale University
"The Empowerment of CriticismThe Freedmen’s Bureau, Howard University, and the Origins and Demise of Segregated Schooling in the South"
Patrick Luff, University of Oxford
"Captured Legislators and Public-Interested Courts"

2012

Maya Sen, University of Rochester
"Is Justice Really Blind: Race and Appellate Review in U.S. Courts"

Honorable Mention
Richard Price, Syracuse University
"Arguing Gunwall: Can a State Supreme Court Force Its Lawyers to Argue State Constitutional Claims?"

2011

Doug Rice, Pennsylvania State University
"The Impact of Supreme Court Activity on the Judicial Agenda: Calling to Action or Settling the Law"

2010

Shauhin Talesh, University of California, Berkeley
"Bargaining in the Shadow of ‘Shadow Law"

2009

Jonathan Kastellec, Princeton University
"Hierarchical and Collegial Politics on the U.S. Courts of Appeals"

2008

Tom Clark, Princeton University
"The Separation of Powers, Court-Curbing and Judiical Legitimacy"

2007 (Co-winners)

Shauhin Talesh, University of California, Berkeley
"How Manufacturers Force Consumers to 'Holster' Consumer Warranty Protection Law 'Weapons'"

Douglas Kriner
"Hail to the Chief? Two Mechanisms of Congressional Influence over Presidential War-Making"

2006
Matthew Ingram, University of New Mexico
"Judicial Efficiency in 17 Mexico States, 1993-2000"

2005 David Glick, Princeton University
"Strategic Retreat and the 1935 Gold Clause Cases: Upholding the New Deal to Challenge the New Deal"

2004 (Co-winners)

Chad Westerland, SUNY Stony Brook
"Who Owns the Majority Opinion? Policy Making on the U. S. Supreme Court"

Scott Hendrickson
"To DIG or Not to DIG: Using DIGs to Examine Supreme Court Decision Making and Agenda Setting"

2003

Lisa Solowiej and Paul Collins Jr., Binghamton University
"Participation, Competition, and Conflict: Interest Groups in the US Supreme Court"

2002

Paul Collins Jr., Binghamton University
"Organized Interests in the Supreme Court: Gauging the Effectiveness of Amicus Curiae Participation"

2001

Alec Ewald, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
"Getting Ready for Garza? Judge Emilio Garza, Civil Liberties, and the Politics of Judicial Selection"

2000

Michael Ebeid, Yale University
"Do Presidents Shape Supreme Court Ideology? An Analysis of Judicial Agreement Tendencies"

1999 (Co-winners)

Joshua Clinton, Stanford University
"An Independent Judiciary? Determining the Influence of Congressional and Presidential Preferences on the Supreme Court's Interpretation of Federal Statutes: 1953-1995"

Gretchen Helmke, University of Chicago
"Toward a Formal Theory of an Informal Institution: Insecure Tenure and Judicial Independence in Argentina, 1976-1995"

1998

Laura Langer, Florida State University
"State Supreme Courts and Countermajoritarian Behavior"

1997

Nancy Scherer, University of Chicago
"Reexamining the Politics of Crime in the Federal Courts: Are Bill Clinton’s Judicial Appointees ‘New’ Democrats or ‘Old’ Democrats?"

1996

Melissa Marschall and Andreas Borscheid, SUNY Stony Brook
"A NeoMarksist Model of Supreme Court/Congress/President Interaction: The Civil Rights Cases, 1953-1992"

1995
Valerie Hoekstra, SUNY Stony Brook
"When the Court Hits Close to Home: The Impact of Supreme Court Decisions on Public Opinion"

Honorable Mention
Isaac Unah, SUNY Stoney Brook
"Taming the Shrewd through Judgment: Judicial Influence Over U.S. Trade Policy Implementation"

1994

Nancy Crowe, University of Chicago
"Gender and Asset Settlements in Divorce Proceedings"

1993

Julie Novkov, University of Michigan
"Toward a Racist Theory of the State: Post-Civil War Anti-Mescegination Prosecutions"

1990

Andrew Koppelman, Yale University
"Forced Labor: A Thirteenth Amendment Defense of Abortion"


Law and Courts Best Graduate Student Poster Award
This award recognizes the best graduate student posters in the field of law and courts selected for presentation at that year’s annual meeting.

2015
Ryan Hubert and James Hicks, University of California, Berkeley
“Advice & Consent: Semi-Automated Text Analysis of Judicial Confirmation Hearings&rdquo

Jay Krehbiel, Washington University, St Louis
“Elections, Public Awareness, and Judicial Decision-making”

Monica Lineberger, University of South Carolina
“Comparing Judiciaries Cross Nationally: The Opportunity/Willingness Framework”

Robinson Woodward-Burns, University of Pennsylvania
“Jeffersonian Reconstitution in the American States”


Law and Courts Best Journal Article Award
This award recognizes the best journal article in the field of law and courts written by a political scientist and published during the previous calendar year (for this award cycle, this means articles published during the 2013 calendar year). Articles published in all refereed journals and in law reviews are eligible, but book reviews, review essays, and chapters published in edited volumes are not eligible. Journal editors and members of the section may nominate articles. (This award was previously known as McGraw Hill Award and as the Houghton-Mifflin Award for the Best Journal Article in the Field of Law and Courts).

2017

Ryan Black, Michigan State University
Ryan Owens, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2016

Rachael Hinkle, University of Buffalo

2015 (Co-winners)

Dino Christenson and David Glick, Boston University
"Chief Justice Roberts' Health Care Decision Disrobed: The MIcrofoundations of the Supreme Court’s Legitimacy," 59 American Journal of Political Science 403-418 (2015)

Daniel Kelemen, Rutgers University and Terence K. Teo, Seton Hall University
"Law, Focal Points, and Fiscal Discipline in the United States and the European Union," 108 American Political Science Review 355-370 (2014)

2014 (Co-winners)

Veronica Michel, John Jay College-CUNY and Kathryn Sikkink, Harvard University
"Human Rights Prosecutions and the Participation Rights of Victims in Latin America." 47 Law and Society Review 873 (2013)

 Tamir Moustafa, Simon Fraser University
"Islamic Law, Women's Rights, and Popular Legal Consciousness in Malaysia." 38 Law and Social Inquiry 168 (2013)

2013

Benjamin Lauderdale, London School of Economics and Tom Clark, Emory University
"The Supreme Court’s Many Median Justices." 106 American Political Science Review (No. 4, November 2012)

2012

Pamela Corley, Southern Methodist University, Paul Collins Jr., University of North Texas and Bryan Calvin, Tarrant County College
"Lower Court Influence on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Content" (January 2011 issue of The Journal of Politics)

2011

Tom Clark, Emory University and Benjamin Lauderdale, Harvard University
"Locating Supreme Court Opinions in Doctrine Space"

2010

Steven Teles, Johns Hopkins University
"Transformative Bureaucracy: Reagan’s Lawyers and the Dynamics of Political Investment"

2009

Michael Bailey, Georgetown University and Forrest Maltzman, George Washington University
"Does Legal Doctrine Matter? Unpacking Law and Policy Preferences on the US Supreme Court"

2008

Thomas Keck, Syracuse University
"Party, Policy, or Duty: Why Does the Supreme Court Invalidate Federal Statutes?"

2007

Sara Benesh, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
"Understanding Public Confidence in American Courts"

2006

Lee Epstein, Northwestern University School of Law, Daniel Ho, Harvard University, Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University and Gary King, Harvard University
"The Supreme Court During Crisis," New York University Law Review, 80, 1 (April 2005): 1-116

2005

Kevin McGuire and James Stimson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"The Least Dangerous Branch Revisited: New Evidence on Supreme Court Responsiveness to Public Preferences." Journal of Politics 66(4):1018-1035.

2004

Paul Frymer, University of California-San Diego
"Acting When Elected Officials Won't: Federal Courts and Civil Rights Enforcement in U.S. Labor Unions, 1935-85," (American Political Science Review, 2003)

Honorable Mention
Tamir Moustafa, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Law Versus the State: The Judicialization of Politics in Egypt," (Law and Social Inquiry, 2003)

2003

James Gibson, Washington University
"Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation: Judging the Fairness of Amnesty in South Africa" American Journal of Political Science (2002)

2002

Melinda Gann Hall, Michigan State University
"State Supreme Courts in American Democracy: Probing the Myths of Judicial Reform"

2001

Mark Graber, University of Maryland
"The Jacksonian Origins of Chase Court Activism"


C. Herman Pritchett Award
The C. Herman Pritchett award is given annually for the best book on law and courts written by a political scientist and published the previous year.

 

2017
Ezequiel A. Gonzales-Ocantos, Oxford University

2016
Amanda Hollis-Brusky, Oxford University

2015 (Co-winners)
Melinda Gann Hall, Michigan State University
Attacking Judges: How Campaign Advertising Influences State Supreme Court Elections. Stanford University Press, 2015

Ran Hirschl, University of Toronto
Comparative Matters: The Renaissance of Comparative Constitutional Law. Oxford University Press, 2014

 

2014
Traci Burch, Northwestern University
Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation. University of Chicago Press

Honorable Mention
Mark Massoud, University of California, Santa Cruz
Law's Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian, and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan. Cambridge University Press

2013

Diana Kapiszewski, University of California, Irvine
High Courts and Economic Governance in Argentina and Brazil. Cambridge University Press, 2012

2012

Matthew Hall, Saint Louis University
The Nature of Supreme Court Power. Cambridge University Press, 2011

2011

Sean Farhang, University of California, Berkeley
The Litigation State. Princeton University Press

Honorable Mention
Michael Paris, CUNY-College of Staten Island
Framing Educational Opportunity: Law and the Politics of School Finance Reform. Stanford University Press

2010 (Co-winners)

Eileen Braman, Indiana University
Law, Politics and Perception: How Policy Preferences Influence Legal Reasoning. University of Virginia Press, 2009

Gordon Silverstein, University of California, Berkeley
Law's Allure: How Law Shapes, Constrains, Saves and Kills Politics. Cambridge University Press, 2009

2009

Paul Collins Jr., University of North Texas
Friends of the Supreme Court: Interest Groups and Judicial Decision Making. Oxford University Press, 2008

2008 (Co-winners)

Keith Whittington, Princeton University
Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The Presidency, the Supreme Court and Constitutional Leadership. Princeton University Press

Lisa Hilbink, University of Minnesota
Judges Beyond Politics in Democracy and Dictatorship: Lessons from Chile. Cambridge University Press

2007

Lawrence Baum, Ohio State University
Judges and Their Audiences: A Perspective on Judicial Behavior

2006

Peter Russell, University of Toronto
Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English-Settler Colonies. University of Toronto Press, 2005

2005

William Haltom, University of Puget Sound and Michael McCann, University of Washington, Seattle
Distorting The Law: Politics, Media, And The Litigation Crisis. University of Chicago Press

2004 (Co-winners)

Tom Ginsburg, University of Illinois College of Law
Judicial Review in New Democracies: Constitutional Courts In Asian Cases. Cambridge University Press, 2003

George Lovell
Legislative Deferrals: Statutory Ambiguity, Judicial Power, and American Democracy. Cambridge University Press

2003

Ira Strauber, Grinnell College
Neglected Policies: Constitutional Law and Legal Commentary as Civic Education. Duke University Press, 2002

2002

Lynn Mather, Dathmouth College, Craig McEwen, Bowdoin Cellege and Richard Maiman, University of Southern Maine
Divorce Lawyers at Work: Varieties of Professionalism in Practice. Oxford University Press, 2001

2001

Forrest Maltzman, George Washington University, James Spriggs II, University of California at Davis and Paul Wahlbeck, George Washington University
Crafting Law on the Supreme Court. Cambridge University Press, 2000.

2000

Harold Spaeth, Michigan State University and Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University
Majority Rule or Minority Will: Adherence to Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court. Cambridge University Press, 1999.

1998 (Co-winners)

Lee Epstein, Washington University and Jack Knight, Washington University
The Choices Justices Make. Congressional Quarterly Press, 1998

Charles Epp, University of Kansas
The Rights Revolution. University of Chicago Press, 1998

Honorable Mention
Sheldon Goldman, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Picking Federal Judges: Lower Court Selection From Roosevelt Through Reagan. Yale University Press, 1997

1997

Wayne Moore, Virginia Tech
Constitutional Rights and the Powers of the People. Princeton University Press

1996

John Maltese, University of Georgia
The Selling of Supreme Court Nominees. Johns Hopkins University Press

1995

Michael McCann, University of Washington, Seattle
Rights at Work: Pay Equity Reform and the Politics of Legal Mobilization. University of Chicago Press

1994

Howard Gillman, University of Southern California
The Constitution Besieged: The Rise and Demise of Lochner Era Police Powers Jurisprudence. Duke University Press, 1993

Honorable Mention
Kevin McGuire, University of Minnesota
The Supreme Court Bar: Legal Elites in the Washington Community. University Press of Virginia

1993 (Co-winners)

H.W. Perry Jr., Harvard University
Deciding to Decide: Agenda Setting in the United States Supreme Court. Harvard University Press, 1991

Herbert Kritzer, University of Wisconsin
Let's Make a Deal: Understanding the Negotiation Process in Ordinary Litigation. University of Wisconsin Press, 1991

1991

Susan Lawrence, Rutgers University
The Poor in Court: The Legal Services Program and Supreme Court Decision Making. Princeton University Press


Law and Courts Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is an award for a lifetime of significant scholarship, teaching and service to the Law and Courts field.

2017
Marie Provine, Arizona State University

2016
Lee Epstein, Washington University-Saint Louis

2015
Donald R. Songer, University of South Carolina

2014
Lawrence Baum, Ohio State University

2012

Robert Kagan, University of California, Berkeley

2011

James Gibson, Washington University in St Louis

2010

Sanford Levinson, University of Texas, Austin

2009

David Danelski, Stanford University

2008

J. Woodford Howard Jr., Johns Hopkins University

2007

Saul Brenner, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

2006

Sheldon Goldman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2005

Joel Grossman, Johns Hopkins University

2004

Stuart Scheingold, University of Washington
Lifetime Achievement Award

2003

S. Sidney Ulmer, University of Kentucky
Lifetime Achievement Award

2002

Walter Berns, American Enterprise Institute
Lifetime Achievement Award

2001

Martin Shapiro, University of California-Berkeley
Lifetime Achievement Award

2000

Beverly Cook, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Lifetime Achievement Award

1999

Glendon Schubert, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Lifetime Achievement Award

1998

Samuel Krislov, University of Minnesota
Lifetime Achievement Award

1997

Harold Spaeth, Michigan State University
Lifetime Achievement Award

1995

Walter Murphy, Princeton University
Lifetime Achievement Award

1993

Henry Abraham, University of Virginia
Lifetime Achievement Award


Law and Courts Lasting Contribution Award
The Last Contribution Award is given annually for work that stands the test of time, work that inspires long after the issue that gave rise to that work is a true mark of distinction. Each year a book or journal article, 10 years old or older, that has made a lasting impression on the field of law and courts. (From 2001 to 2007 this was titled the Wadsworth Publishing Award).

2017

Forrest Maltzman, George Washington Univesity
James Spriggs, II, Washington University-Saint Louis
Paul J. Wahlbeck, George Washington University

2016

Andrew Martin, Univesity of Michigan
Kevin Quinn, University of California

2015

Charles Epp, University of Kansas
The Rights Revolution: Lawyers, Activists, and Supreme Courts in Comparative Perspective (University of Chicago Press, 1998).

2014
Lynn Mather, Buffalo University and Barbara Yngvesson, Hampshire College
Language, Audience and the Transformation of Disputes. 15 Law & Society Review 3-4 (1980-81)

2013
Gregory Caldeira and Jack Wright, Ohio State University
"Organized Interests and Agenda Setting in the U.S. Supreme Court" American Political Science Review, volume 82, number 4 (December 1988)

2012

R. Shep Melnick, Boston College
Between the Lines: Interpreting Welfare Rights (Brookings Institution Press, 1994)

2011

William Felstiner, University of California, Santa Barbara, Austin Sarat, Amherst College, and Richard Abel, University of California, Los Angeles
"The Emergence and Transformation of Disputes: Naming, Blaming, Claiming" 15 Law & Society Review, 631 (1981)

2010

Lee Epstein, Northwestern University and Jack Knight, Duke University
The Choices Justices Make (CQ Press, 1998)

2009

Charles Franklin and Liane Kosaki, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Republican Schoolmaster: The US Supreme Court, Public Opinion, and Abortion," American Political Science Review, vol 83, no 3 (1989)

2008

Mark Graber, University of Maryland
"The Non-Majoritarian Problem: Legislative Deference to the Judiciary Committee" Studies in American Political Development, 1993.

2007

H.W. Perry Jr., University of Texas, Austin
Deciding to Decide (Harvard University Press, 1994)

2006

Michael McCann, University of Washington, Seattle
Rights at Work: Pay Equity Reform and the Politics of Legal Mobilization (University of Chicago Press, 1994)

2005
Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University and Harold Spaeth, Michigan State University
The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model. New York: Cambridge University Press. (1993)

2004
Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania
"Political Jurisprudence, the 'New Institutionalism,' and the Future of Public Law," (American Political Science Review, 1988)

 

2003
Gerald Rosenberg, University of Chicago
The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change? (University of Chicago Press, 1991)

2002
Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University
"Predicting Supreme Court Cases Probabilistically: The Search and Seizure Cases" American Political Science Review 1968

2001
J. Woodford Howard Jr., Johns Hopkins University
"On the Fluidity of Judicial Choice" American Political Science Review 1968

2000
Robert Dahl, Yale University
"Decision-Making in a Democracy: The Supreme Court as a National Policy Maker" Journal of Public Law, 1958


Law and Courts Service Award
The Law and Courts Service Award recognizes service to the section in the literal sense, as in service on committees and in leadership positions, as well as service within the Section, as in service to the profession within the field of law and courts in the form of archiving data, promoting infrastructure, representing the profession in the media, etc.

2016
David Klein, Eastern Michigan University

2016
Chirstine Harrington, New York University

 

2015
Artemus Ward, Northern Illinois University

 

2014
No winner selected

2013
Lee Epstein, University of Southern California

2012
Howard Gillman, University of Southern California

2011
Wayne McIntosh, University of Maryland, College Park


Law and Courts Teaching and Mentoring Award
The Teaching and Mentoring Award recognizes innovative teaching and instructional methods and materials in law and courts. Examples of innovations that might be recognized by this award include (but are not limited to) outstanding textbooks, websites, classroom exercises, syllabi, or other devices designed to enhance the transmission of knowledge about law and courts to undergraduate or graduate students. The Teaching and Mentoring Award is supported by a generous contribution from the Division for Public Education of the American Bar Association. The Teaching and Mentoring Award Committee also advises the Organized Section on matters related to teaching and mentoring of students and colleagues.

2017
Susan Haire, University of Georgia

2016
H.W. Perry, University of Texas at Austin

 

2015
Julie Novkov, University at Albany, SUNY

 

2014
Gerald Rosenberg, The University of Chicago

2013 (Co-winners)
Howard Gillman, University of California, Irvine
Mark Graber, University of Maryland
Keith Whittington, Princeton University

2012
Wendy Martinek, SUNY, Binghamton University

2011
Milton Heumann, Rutgers University

2010
Lief Carter, Colorado College

2009
Robert Kagan, University of California, Berkeley

2008
Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University

2007
Susette Talarico, University of Georgia

2006
Ronald Kahn, Oberlin College

2005
Lawrence Baum, Ohio State University

2004 (Co-winners)
Jerry Goldman, Northwestern University
Christine Harrington, New York University

2003 (Co-winners)
Lee Epstein, Washington University
Thomas Walker, Emory University

2002
Elliot Slotnick, Ohio State University