The John Hope Franklin (http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/franklin/bio.html) Prize is awarded annually by the Law and Society Association to recognize exceptional scholarship in the field of Race, Racism and the Law. The 2012 Prize will recognize an article published in 2010 or 2011. The competition is open to all forms of law and society scholarship, to authors at any stage of their careers, and to authors from any country of origin, although article copies submitted to the committee must be in English. Articles may be published in any scholarly journal, including socio-legal journals, journals in other disciplines, and law reviews, or may be a chapter in a book volume. Co-authored articles may be submitted for consideration. The Award will be announced during the Annual Meeting. The prize is a cash award of $500 and appropriate recognition of the recipient(s) during the Association’s Annual Meeting.
The prize is named for John Hope Franklin, a professor of history and law whose interdisciplinary research documented the history of racism and its effects, whose scholarship had both national and international influence, and whose commitments to intellectual freedom, professional service, and civic activism were resolute.
While there is not a limit on the number of articles one may nominate, an article may not be considered for the John Hope Franklin prize and another LSA prize. The decision in determining whether an article should be submitted for consideration by the Franklin prize committee rather than another LSA prize committee rests with the article’s nominator in consultation with the author.
The committee to select the year 2012 recipient of the award includes Tonya Brito, chair (Law, University of Wisconsin), Mario Barnes (Law, UC Irvine), and Tanya K. Hernandez (Law, Fordham University), Blanca G. Silvestrini (History, University of Connecticut), and Kaimipono D. Wenger (Thomas Jefferson School of Law).
Nomination Process: Nominations may be submitted by authors or others. Articles and letters of nomination must be submitted as an attachment in Word.doc or PDF.pdf format by February 1, 2012 to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org.