The Legacy in Leadership Award is given to a person who is a senior member of our discipline and has made outstanding contributions to the academic support profession throughout their career, including building and evolving the discipline of academic support. The Trailblazer Award is given to a person who is inspiring change in the academic support profession today and catapulting us forward to a stronger tomorrow.
Awarded to a scholar who is within their first ten years of teaching at an AALS member school for an article on the subject of law and religion published within twelve months of the submission deadline, which is August 15 of each year. The article must be nominated by a faculty member at an AALS member school.
This award is presented to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and scholarship in the areas of legal information and academic law librarianship. Contributions may also include outstanding service, mentoring, leadership, or any combination of these contributions. Contact Chair for more information.
The AALS Pro Bono Honor Roll acknowledges and highlights the exceptional work of individuals engaging in, expanding, and/or supporting their law school community in providing pro bono legal services. For the purposes of this award, pro bono is defined as work that is primarily legal in nature, supervised by a licensed attorney (for law students), not for pay or academic credit, and of service to underserved individuals, groups, or those with barriers to access to justice. Each law school may select up to three people to be included in the Pro Bono Honor Roll each year. Use this form to select one staff member, one faculty member, and one student. Fewer than three people may be selected but no more than one person is each category may be selected in a given year.
The American Constitution Society’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg Award recognizes an outstanding scholar in the early stages of their academic career who has demonstrated those qualities exemplified by Justice Ginsburg: scholarly excellence, the ability to imagine how society might be more just and more equal, and the determination to use the law and one’s scholarship to creatively and strategically make the imagined real.
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.
The Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin and Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law (ONU), in consultation with the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on National Security Law, have established the Mike Lewis Prize for National Security Law Scholarship. Only articles written by full-time faculty members of AALS-member schools are eligible for nomination. Diversity in nominees and perspectives is strongly encouraged, and we especially hope to see nominations of the work of new and emerging scholars.
The Liberty Legacy Foundation Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book by a historian on the civil rights struggle from the beginnings of the nation to the present.
Slesinger Awards recognize mentoring of women, trans, or non-binary faculty on the tenure track. Nominations from a group of writers or a single writer are welcome; however, a collective nomination of a mentor who has supported more than one protégé is looked on favorably. The most successful nominations clearly articulate how a mentor’s efforts have had a positive impact in the life and career of the protégé(s) and/or have had a lasting impact on the institution.
The University Staff Recognition Award is presented each year to those employees who are recognized for their outstanding achievements. Everyone who is nominated, regardless if they are among the final 10 winners or not, will have their names published on a ‘Roll of Honor’. The Elizabeth S. Pringle Award is limited to those members of the University Staff who hold Office Support Titles which includes many Law School and Law Library staff
Pringle award nominations are due October 21, 2022. Send nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name of the nominator, the name of the nominee, as well as their job title, and up to 600 words describing why you think they would make an appropriate winner of the Pringle Award.
Awards are given to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a significant contribution toward creating a diverse and inclusive business/academic/social community though the implementation of policies, procedures, initiatives, and/or programs.
Lawyers in Wisconsin do outstanding work. But where would they be without the members of their support staff who work hard behind the scenes to get it all done? The Wisconsin Law Journal is honoring the state’s unsung legal heroes.