Edward S. Corwin Award

The Edward S. Corwin prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation in the field of public law. It carries a prize of $750.

The Corwin award is for the best doctoral dissertation completed and accepted during that year or the previous year in the field of public law, broadly defined to include the judicial process, judicial behavior, judicial biography, courts, law, legal systems, the American constitutional system, civil liberties, or any other substantial area, or any work which deals in a significant fashion with a topic related to or having substantial impact on the American Constitution.

Edward S. Corwin was a former Association president who is nationally known and widely published. He consulted with many other academics as well as politicians involved with constitutional issues, most notably when he publicly supported Franklin D. Roosevelt's Supreme Court reorganization ("court packing") plan.

View the list of 2013 APSA Awardees

List of All Edward S. Corwin Award Recipients

Nomination Information

The deadline for nominations was January 15, 2014.

2014 Award Committee

Chair: Tom Clark
Emory University
Political Science
1555 Dickey Drive
Room, 327 Tarbutton Hall
Atlanta, GA  30322
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Katy Harriger
Wake Forest University
Politics and International Affairs
Box 7568 Reynolda Station
Winston Salem, NC  27109
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Robert Seddig
Allegheny College
Political Science
Box K, 520 N. Main Street
Meadville, PA  16335-3902
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