The ALA's Black Caucus award recognizes excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction by African American authors. These awards acknowledge outstanding achievement in the presentation of the cultural, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora.
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 generally receives between 40 and 50 nominees each year, and nominations are due by February 15. The Scribes Book Award is presented at Scribes' annual meeting.
The American Society of International Law recognizes excellence in the field of international law and human rights with three annual honors.
In addition, the Society bestows three book awards, known as ASIL Certificates of Merit, for (1) "preeminent contribution to creative scholarship;" (2) "a specialized area of international law;" and (3) "high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars."
A fourth annual book award, known as the Robert E. Dalton Book Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Foreign Relations Law, named in memory of a distinguished State Department lawyer and longtime member of the Society was established in 2020.
These honors and awards are presented each year at the Society's Annual Meeting.
Established in 1999, the Burton Awards honor exemplary legal writing and excellence in the legal profession. The program honors partners in law firms, law school students, and academics with awards in writing. This award is presented for the book of the year which has a great impact on law and which writing is the exemplary.
Here is a list of fellowships, grants, visiting scholars’ programs, and award opportunities for scholars working on South Asian studies, legal history, and socio-legal studies. Compiled by UW Law School Professor of Law, Mitra Sharafi.
The Order of the Coif recognizes outstanding scholarship by authors resident in the United States. We welcome nominations of lively and creative books, published in 2021, that have advanced a field, illuminated new areas of thought and research, and/or explored the many hard questions that law raises.
Each year, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights presents an award to the book that, as Schlesinger said, "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 David Yale Prize is awarded biennially. The prize is awarded for an outstanding contribution to the history of the law of England and Wales from scholars who have been engaged in research in the subject for not longer than about ten years. Since 2017, separate prizes have been given for the best book and the best article published in the preceding two years.
Entries must be original works of fiction of no more than 5,000 words that illuminate the role of the law and/or lawyers in modern society. The winner will receive a prize of $3,000. Entrants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and 21 years or older.
The Lannan Literary Awards and Fellowships were established in 1989 to honor both established and emerging writers whose work is of exceptional quality, including nonfiction authors. 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.