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Law Journals: Submissions and Ranking, 2007 – 2014 (Washington and Lee)
This list is provided as a service to faculty who wish to submit their written works for consideration for various prizes and awards. Click on the links for details about specific awards, and submission information, as well as a description of the award granting institution. The links are not limited to awards for books, but also articles, reviews, and much more.
Warren E. Burger Prize The Warren E. Burger Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession.
Law and Society Association Prize The Law and Society Association offers a number of prizes and awards for scholarship in the field of law and society. They include the Harry J. Kalven, Jr. Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Law and Society: the J. Willard Hurst Award for the Best Work in American Legal History; the Herbert Jacob Book Award; the Law and Society Association Article Award; the Law and Society Association International Award.
Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award The Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors give this award to recognize a person who has made an outstanding contribution to improve the field of Legal Writing.
National Book Critics Circle Awards
Each year the National Book Critics Circle selects awards in six categories: Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Members of the Board of Directors nominate books. Each book that is championed by a board member is placed on a master list, from which the finalists (and ultimately the winners) are selected.
The Lannan Foundation Awards
The Lannan Literary Awards and Fellowships were established in 1989 to honor both established and emerging writers whose work is of exceptional quality. Over the last 18 years, through its Awards and Fellowships program, the Foundation has awarded 161 writers and poets over $11 million. The awards recognize writers who have made significant contributions to English-language literature. The fellowships recognize writers of distinctive literary merit who demonstrate potential for continued outstanding work.
Scribes-The American Society of Legal Writers Award
Since 1961, Scribes has presented an annual award for the best work of legal scholarship published during the previous year. The Scribes Book-Award Committee receives between 30 and 40 nominees each year. The Scribes Book Award is presented at the Scribes luncheon, during the ABA annual meeting.
The American Political Science Association Awards
Book Awards– http://www.apsanet.org/section_261.cfm
Paper and Article Awards– http://www.apsanet.org/section_310.cfm
In an effort to bring attention to exceptional scholarship, the Association has established a number of awards covering, among others, papers, articles, and books.
The Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts
The Silver Gavel Awards seek to recognize entries reaching the public across a wide range of communities and audiences. The “public” includes, but is not limited to, people in their various roles as consumers, as students of all ages (including young people and adults), and as citizens of a law-based democratic society.
The American Society for Legal History Awards
The Society offers a wide range of awards, prizes and fellowships.
The Golden Pen Award
The Legal Writing Institute has created an Outreach Committee to raise the Institute’s profile and to improve the quality of legal writing throughout the legal profession. As part of that effort, the Committee has created a Golden Pen Award to recognize persons who have significantly advanced the cause of better legal writing.
The Berger Memorial Prize in the Philosophy of Law
The prize is awarded to an outstanding published article in philosophy of law by a member of the Association. The Berger Memorial Prize in the Philosophy of Law is a prize established by the APA in memory of Professor Fred Berger of the University of California at Davis.
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award
Each year the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial celebrates the book which most faithfully and forcefully reflects Robert Kennedy’s purposes, his concern for the poor and the powerless, his struggle for honest and even-handed justice, his conviction that a decent society must assure all young people a fair chance, and his faith that a free democracy can act to remedy disparities of power and opportunity.
The Black Caucus of the American Library Association Award
The awards recognize excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction by African American authors.
INTERNATIONAL LAW AWARDS
The Kiriyama Prize
The Kiriyama Prize was established in 1996 to recognize outstanding books about the Pacific Rim and South Asia that encourage greater mutual understanding of and among the peoples and nations of this vast and culturally diverse region.
The American Society of International Law Awards
ASIL provides a variety of awards that recognize excellence in the field of international law. The Society bestows book awards known as ASIL Certificates of Merit, given for preeminent contribution to creative scholarship and/or high technical craftsmanship.
The Lionel Gelber Prize
The Lionel Gelber Prize was founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber. The Gelber Prize honours the excellence of those who think and write about the local and global forces of change in international relations.
Arthur Ross Book Award
The annual Arthur Ross Book Award recognizes books that make an outstanding contribution to the understanding of foreign policy or international relations
International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Awards
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution offers a variety of different prizes for legal writing focusing on different aspects of conflict prevention and resolution.
CHOICE: List of Outstanding Academic Titles
Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous calendar year. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community. Choice editors base their selections on the reviewer’s evaluation of the work, the editor’s knowledge of the field, and the reviewer’s record.
Furniss Book Award
Each year, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies gives the Edgar S. Furniss Book Award to an author whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security. The award commemorates the founding director of the Mershon Center, Edgar S. Furniss.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES
The following web sites offer additional general information about literary awards as well as compilations of available awards.
Faculty and students wishing to obtain casebooks, texts, or other law books for their own use may contact the publisher directly. This list provides contact information for the major law publishers. Many also have local representatives who will be happy to help you obtain a title or to supply you with additional information.
ALM (Law Journal Press, American Lawyer, National Law Journal, New York Law Journal) http://www.lawcatalog.com
Representative: email@example.com, 212.457.7794
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
ASPEN PUBLISHERS (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business)
Representative: Kristin.Keesser@wolterskluwer.com, 917.399.4729
BENDER see LEXISNEXIS LEGAL & PROFESSIONAL
BERNAN ASSOCIATES (U.S. government, foreign & international documents) http://bernan.com 800.865.3457
BLOOMBERG BNA http://www.bna.com/bnabooks
Representative: Deborah Cline, firstname.lastname@example.org; 800.572.3374
BLOOMBERG LAW (online service) http://www.bloomberglaw.com
Representative: Terry Stedman: email: email@example.com; 919.636.4884
BNA (Bureau of National Affairs) see BLOOMBERG BNA
BRILL (Martinus Nijhoff, Transnational), http://www.brill.com/products; 800.337.9255
BUTTERWORTHS (LexisNexis Canada) https://store.lexisnexis.ca/en; 800.668 6481
CAROLINA ACADEMIC PRESS http://www.caplaw.com/
Representative: Sean Caldwell (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; 513.378.9472)
CARSWELL LEGAL PUBLICATIONS see Thomson Reuters Canada
COMMERCE CLEARING HOUSE – CCH (Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting) http://www.cchgroup.com
Representative: Tom Evans Tom.Evans@wolterskluwer.com; 877.745.5393
FOUNDATION PRESS see West Academic
HEIN – WILLIAM S. HEIN & CO. (agent, publisher, online database provider – also Fred B. Rothman & Co.) http://www.wshein.com
Representative: Steve Roses, email@example.com 877.726.2590
IBFD PUBLICATIONS (International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation),
JURIS PUBLISHING http://www.jurispub.com; 800.887.4064
KLUWER LAW INTERNATIONAL see Aspen Publishers
LAW JOURNAL PRESS see ALM
LAWYERS COOPERATIVE/BANCROFT WHITNEY see THOMSON REUTERS WEST
LEXISNEXIS LEGAL & PROFESSIONAL (Matthew Bender, Martindale-Hubbell, Michie, Shepards) http://www.lexisnexis.com/store/us/
Representative: Kimberly Mastrianni, Digital & Print Client Manager (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; 937.247.8187)
LEXISNEXIS (online service) https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool
Representative: Nejat Bumin: email@example.com; 212.309.7287
LRP PUBLICATIONS http://www.shoplrp.com 800.341.7874
MARTINDALE-HUBBELL see LexisNexis Legal & Professional
MARTINUS NIJHOFF see Brill
MATTHEW BENDER see LexisNexis Legal & Professional
MEYER BOSWELL BOOKS (rare and out of print law books) http://www.meyerbos.com 415.255 6400
MICHIE see LEXISNEXIS LEGAL & PROFESSIONAL
NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL see ALM
NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL see ALM
NITA (NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TRIAL ADVOCACY https://www.nita.org/publications/books-dvds
OCEANA GROUP see Oxford University Press
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS http://global.oup.com/academic/category/law 800.451.7556
PRACTISING LAW INSTITUTE (PLI)
Representative: Melissa Rokosa, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212.824.5791
RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (RIA) see Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting
ROTHMAN, FRED B. & CO. see HEIN
SHEPARD’S see LEXISNEXIS LEGAL & PROFESSIONAL
SWEET & MAXWELL http://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/academic.aspx 651.687.7000
THOMSON REUTERS CANADA (Carswell, Editions Yvon Blais) http://www.carswell.com;800.387.5164
THOMSON REUTERS TAX & ACCOUNTING (RIA; Warren, Gorham & Lamont) http://store.tax.thomsonreuters.com/accounting/ Representative: Ben Criss
THOMSON REUTERS WEST http://legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/law-products/
Representative: Chris Parent;email@example.com; 651-244-2112
TRANSNATIONAL PUBLISHERS (see BRILL)
WARREN, GORHAM & LAMONT see Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting
WEST ACADEMIC (Foundation Press, West hornbooks, nutshells) http://www.westacademic.com/Professors
Representative: Casey Welch; firstname.lastname@example.org; 651.202.4745; 651.202.4707 (fax)
WEST PUBLISHING COMPANY see West Academic for casebooks, hornbooks and nutshells, Thomson Reuters West for other titles
WESTLAW (online service) https://www.lawschool.thomsonreuters.com
Representative: Shawn Lopez; Shawn.Lopez@thomsonreuters.com
WILLIAM S. HEIN & CO see Hein
WOLTERS KLUWER LAW & BUSINESS see Commerce Clearing House for tax titles, Aspen Publishers for other titles