2014 Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars

Named after the late Kathryn T. Preyer, a distinguished historian of the law of early America known for her generosity to young legal historians, the program of Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars is designed to help legal historians at the beginning of their careers. At the annual meeting of the Society two younger legal historians designated Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars will present what would normally be their first papers to the Society. The generosity of Professor Preyer’s friends and family has enabled the Society to offer a small honorarium to the Preyer Scholars and to reimburse, in some measure or entirely, their costs of attending the meeting. The competition for Preyer Scholars is organized by the Society’s Kathryn T. Preyer Memorial Committee.Continue Reading

2014 Cromwell Fellowships in American Legal History

In 2014, the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation will make available of a number of fellowship awards intended to support research and writing in American legal history. The number of awards to be made, and their amounts, is at the discretion of the Foundation. In the past several years, the trustees of the Foundation have made […]

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Cromwell and Reid Prize Announcements

This is a joint announcement of the Cromwell Book Prize of the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation and the John Phillip Reid Book Award of the American Society for Legal History. The Reid Award and the Cromwell Book Prize are mutually exclusive. The Cromwell Book Prize is awarded for first books, wholly or primarily written while […]

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