The American Society for Legal History announces the Cromwell Dissertation Prize for 2007, offered by the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation. The prize is awarded for dissertations accepted or student articles written in the previous year (2006) in the general field of American legal history (broadly conceived), with some preference for those in the area of early America or the colonial period. Anyone may nominate works for the prizes. The committee will accept nominations from authors, dissertation advisors, presses, or anyone else. Deadline: June 15, 2007.
The Cromwell Foundation was established in 1930 to promote and encourage scholarship in legal history, particularly in the colonial and early national periods of the United States. The foundation has supported the publication of legal records as well as historical monographs. See the ASLH’s awards page for more information on the Cromwell Dissertation Prize, as well as a number of other prizes.