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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.

2016

Jonathan P. Kastellec, Princeton University
"Empirically Evaluating the Counter-Majoritarian Difficulty: Public Opinion, State Policy, and Judicial Review Before Roe v. Wade"

2015

Rebecca Hamlin, Grinnell College 
"The Human Rights Act and the New Immigration Politics in the United Kingdom." presented 
at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. 
Benjamin Bishin, University of California-Riverside
“Opinion Backlash and Public Attitudes: Are Political Advances in Gay Rights 
Counterproductive?” 
Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association
Thomas Hayes, University of Connecticut
“Opinion Backlash and Public Attitudes: Are Political Advances in Gay Rights 
Counterproductive?” 
Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association
Matthew Incantalupo, Princeton University
“Opinion Backlash and Public Attitudes: Are Political Advances in Gay Rights 
Counterproductive?” 
Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association
Charles Anthony Smith, University of California-Irvine
“Opinion Backlash and Public Attitudes: Are Political Advances in Gay Rights 
Counterproductive?” 
Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association

2014

Katerina Linos, 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
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, Princeton University
"Whistleblowing and Compliance in the Federal Judiciary" paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association
Alexander Hirsch, Princeton University
"Whistleblowing and Compliance in the Federal Judiciary" paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association
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
State Courts, State Legislatures, and United States Supreme Court Review
Pamela Corley, Vanderbilt University
State Courts, State Legislatures, and United States Supreme Court Review

2011 Honorable Mention
Cliff Carrubba, Emory University
"Rule Creation in a Political Hierarchy"
Tom Clark, Emory University
"Rule Creation in a Political Hierarchy"

2010

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

2010 Honorable Mention
Michael McCann, University of Washington, Seattle
"Criminalizing Big Tobacco: Legal Mobilization, Mass Media, and the Politics of Responsibility for Health Risks in the United States"
William Haltom, University of Puget Sound
"Criminalizing Big Tobacco: Legal Mobilization, Mass Media, and the Politics of Responsibility for Health Risks in the United States"
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
"Locating Supreme Court Opinions in Doctrine Space"
Benjamin Lauderdale, Princeton University
"Locating Supreme Court Opinions in Doctrine Space"

2008

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

2008 Honorable Mention
Tom Clark, Emory University
"The Separation of Powers, Court-Curbing, and Judicial Legitimacy"

2007

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

2006

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

2005

David Glick, Princeton University
"Strategic Retreat and the 1935 Gold Clause Cases: Upholding the New Deal to Challenge the New Deal"
Gregory Caldeira, Ohio State University
"A Spatial Model of Supreme Court Voting"
Kevin McGuire, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"A Spatial Model of Supreme Court Voting"
Charles Smith Jr., University of Mississippi
"A Spatial Model of Supreme Court Voting"

2004

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

2003

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

2002

Timothy Johnson, University of Minnesota
Co-Authored with 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," (APSA, 2001)
James Spriggs II, University of California at Davis
Co-Authored with Timothy R. Johnson, University of Minnesota and Paul J. Wahlbeck, George Washington University "Passing and Sophisticated Voting on the U.S. Supreme Court," (APSA, 2001)
Paul Wahlbeck, George Washington University
Co-Authored with James F. Spriggs, II, University of California at Davis and Timothy R. Johnson, University of Minnesota "Passing and Sophisticated Voting on the U.S. Supreme Court," (APSA, 2001)

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

1997

Gregory Caldeira, Ohio State University
Co-Authored with Jack Wright, Ohio State University and Christopher Zorn, Emory University "Strategic Voting and Gate Keeping in the Supreme Court"
Christopher Zorn, Emory University
Co-Authored with Gregory A. Caldeira, Ohio State University and Jack Wright, Ohio State University "Strategic Voting and Gate Keeping in the Supreme Court"
Jack Wright, George Washington University
Co-Authored with Gregory A. Caldeira, Ohio State University and Christopher Zorn, Emory 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
"Rethinking Litigation: The Role of Courts in Producing Litigation"
Daniel Ward, Rice University
"Rethinking Litigation: The Role of Courts in Producing Litigation"

1994 Honorable Mention
Kevin McGuire, University of Minnesota
"The Supreme Court Bar: Legal Elites in the Washington Community" (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993)

1993

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

1993 Honorable Mention
Elliot Slotnick, Ohio State University
"Television News and the Supreme Court"
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.

2016 

Thomas Gray, University of Virginia
"Executive Influence on State Supreme Court Justices: Strategic Deference in Reappointment."

2015

Ali S. Masood, University of South Carolina
"United Kingdom, United Courts? The Hierarchical Impact of Precedent in the British Judiciary." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association 2014.

Monica E. Lineberger, University of South Carolina
"United Kingdom, United Courts? The Hierarchical Impact of Precedent in the British Judiciary." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association 2014.

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"

2013 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

2012 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

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

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

2004

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, Binghamton Univ-SUNY
"Participation, Competition, and Conflict: Interest Groups in the US Supreme Court"
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

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

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 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. 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).

2016

Rachael Hinkle, University at Buffalo
"Legal Constraint in the U.S. Courts of Appeals." Journal of Politics 77(3): 721-735

2015

Dino P. Christenson, Boston University
"Chief Justice Roberts's Health Care Decision Disrobed: The Microfoundations of the Supreme Court's Legitimacy," American Journal of Political Science
David M. Glick, Boston University
"Chief Justice Roberts's Health Care Decision Disrobed: The Microfoundations of the Supreme Court's Legitimacy," American Journal of Political Science
R. Daniel Keleman, Rutgers University
"Law, Focal Points, and Fiscal Discipline in the United States and the European Union." American Political Science Review
Terence K. Teo, Brown University
"Law, Focal Points, and Fiscal Discipline in the United States and the European Union." American Political Science Review

2014

Veronica Michel, John Jay College-CUNY
"Human Rights Prosecutions and the Participation Rights of Victims in Latin America." 47 Law and Society Review 873 (2013)
 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
The Supreme Court’s Many Median Justices (American Political Science Review, volume 106, number 4 November 2012)
Tom Clark, Emory University
The Supreme Court’s Many Median Justices (American Political Science Review, volume 106, number 4 November 2012)

2012

Pamela Corley, Southern Methodist University
Lower Court Influence on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Content (January 2011 issue of The Journal of Politics)
Paul Collins Jr., University of North Texas
Lower Court Influence on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Content (January 2011 issue of The Journal of Politics)
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
"Locating Supreme Court Opinions in Doctrine Space"
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
Does Legal Doctrine Matter? Unpacking Law and Policy Preferences on the US Supreme Court
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
"The Supreme Court During Crisis"
 Daniel Ho, Harvard University
"The Supreme Court During Crisis"
 Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University
"The Supreme Court During Crisis"

2005

Kevin McGuire, 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.
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)

2004 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.

2016

Amanda Hollis-Brusky, Pomona College
Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution. Oxford University Press, 2015.

2015

Melinda Gann Hall, Michigan State University
Attacking Judges: How Campaign Advertising Influences State Supreme Court Elections. Stanford University Press, 2014.
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

2014 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, 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)

2011 Honorable Mention
Michael Paris, CUNY-College of Staten Island
Framing Educational Opportunity: Law and the Politics of School Finance Reform (Stanford University Press)

2010

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

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
Distorting The Law: Politics, Media, And The Litigation Crisis. Chicago: (University of Chicago Press)
Michael McCann, University of Washington, Seattle
Distorting The Law: Politics, Media, And The Litigation Crisis. (University of Chicago Press)

2004

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
Co-Authored with Richard J. Maiman, University of Southern Maine and Craig McEwen, Bowdoin College, Divorce Lawyers at Work: Varieties of Professionalism in Practice (Oxford University Press, 2001)
Craig McEwen, Bowdoin Cellege
Co-Authored with Lynn Mather, Dartmouth College and Richard J. Maiman, University of Southern Maine, Divorce Lawyers at Work: Varieties of Professionalism in Practice (Oxford University Press, 2001)
Richard Maiman, University of Southern Maine
Co-Authored with Lynn Mather, Dartmouth College and Craig McEwen, Bowdoin College, Divorce Lawyers at Work: Varieties of Professionalism in Practice (Oxford University Press, 2001)

2001

Forrest Maltzman, George Washington University
Crafting Law on the Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
James Spriggs II, University of California at Davis
Co-Authored with Forrest Maltzman, George Washington University and Paul J. Wahlbeck, George Washington University, Crafting Law on the Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
Paul Wahlbeck, George Washington University
Co-Authored with Forrest Maltzman, George Washington University and James F. Spriggs, II, University of California at Davis, Crafting Law on the Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press, 2000)

2000

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

1998

Lee Epstein, Washington University
The Choices Justices Make (Congressional Quarterly Press, 1998)
Charles Epp, University of Kansas
The Rights Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 1998)
Jack Knight, Washington University
The Choices Justices Make (Congressional Quarterly Press, 1998)

1998 Honorable Mention
Sheldon Goldman, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
"Picking Federal Judges: Lower Court Selection From Roosevelt Through Reagan" (New Haven: 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 (Durham: Duke University Press, 1993)

1994 Honorable Mention
Kevin McGuire, University of Minnesota
The Supreme Court Bar: Legal Elites in the Washington Community (University Press of Virginia)

1993

H.W. Perry Jr., Harvard University
Deciding to Decide: Agenda Setting in the United States Supreme Court (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991)
Herbert Kritzer, University of Wisconsin
Let's Make a Deal: Understanding the Negotiation Process in Ordinary Litigation (Madison 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.

2016

Lee Epstein, Washington University in St. Louis

2015

Lawrence 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).

2016

Andrew D. Martin, University of Michigan
"Dynamic Ideal Point Estimation via Markov Chain Monte Carlo for the U.S. Supreme Court, 1953-1999." Political Analysis. 10:134-153.
Kevin M. Quinn, University of California, Berkeley
"Dynamic Ideal Point Estimation via Markov Chain Monte Carlo for the U.S. Supreme Court, 1953-1999." Political Analysis. 10:134-153.

2015

Chuck Epp, University of Kansas
The Rights Revolution. Chicago, 1998.

2014

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

2013

Gregory Caldeira, Ohio State University
"Organized Interests and Agenda Setting in the U.S. Supreme Court" American Political Science Review, volume 82, number 4 (December 1988)
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. Melnick, Boston College
Between the Lines: Interpreting Welfare Rights (Brookings Institution Press, 1994)

2011

William Felstiner, University of California, Santa Barbara
"The Emergence and Transformation of Disputes: Naming, Blaming, Claiming" 15 Law & Society Review, 631 (1981)
Austin Sarat, Amherst College
"The Emergence and Transformation of Disputes: Naming, Blaming, Claiming" 15 Law & Society Review, 631 (1981)
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
The Choices Justices Make (CQ Press, 1998)
Jack Knight, Duke University
The Choices Justices Make (CQ Press, 1998)

2009

Charles Franklin, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Republican Schoolmaster: The US Supreme Court, Public Opinion, and Abortion," American Political Science Review, vol 83, no 3 (1989)
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
The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model. New York: Cambridge University Press. (1993)
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


McGraw Hill Award
The Best Journal Article Award recognizes the best journal article on law and courts written by a political scientist and published during the previous calendar year.

2006

Gary King, Harvard University
"The Supreme Court During Crisis," New York University Law Review, 80, 1 (April 2005): 1-116


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

Christine Harrington, New York University

2015

Art Ward, North Illinois University

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.

 

 

2016

Susan Haire, University of Georgia

2015

Julie Novkov, State University of New York-Albany

2014

Gerald Rosenberg, The University of Chicago

2013

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

Jerry Goldman, Northwestern University
Christine Harrington, New York University

2003

Lee Epstein, Washington University
Thomas Walker, Emory University

2002

Elliot Slotnick, Ohio State University

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