SCRIBES Book Award

Given by Scribes Journal of Legal Writing

Autres noms: SCRIBES Book Award honorable mention (Anglais)
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The Scribes Book Award is an annual prize for the best work of legal scholarship published during the previous year. Scribes hopes "hope to spread the growing scorn for legal writing that is archaic, afficher plus turgid, obscure, and needlessly dull."

Honorable mentions
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Winner 61

Law and Leviathan: Redeeming the Administrative State par Cass R. Sunstein2021
Intimate Lies and the Law par Jill Elaine HasdayLegal Scholarship2020
We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights par Adam Winkler2019
Impact: How Law Affects Behavior par Lawrence M. Friedman2017
The Big Trial: Law as Public Spectacle par Lawrence M. Friedman2016
Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America par Wil Haygood2016
The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution (Legal History) par John D. BesslerFirst Place2015
Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law par Margaret Jane RadinFirst Place2014
Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History par John Fabian WittFirst Place2013
Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms (Yale Law Library Series in Legal History and Reference) par Judith ResnikFirst Place2012
Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices par Noah Feldman2011
The Last Lawyer: The Fight to Save Death Row Inmates par John Temple2010
The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power par Jonathan Mahler2009
Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power par Joseph Margulies2007
Insincere Promises: The Law of Misrepresented Intent par Ian Ayres2006
Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime: From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism par Geoffrey R. Stone2005
The Slaughterhouse Cases: Regulation, Reconstruction, and the Fourteenth Amendment (Landmark Law Cases & American Society) par Ronald M. Labbe2004
American Law in the Twentieth Century par Lawrence M. Friedman2003
Fredrick L. McGhee: A Life on the Color Line, 1861-1912 par Paul D. Nelson2002
Judging Jehovah's Witnesses: Religious Persecution and the Dawn of the Rights Revolution par Shawn Francis Peters2001
Black's Law Dictionary {Seventh Edition} par Henry Campbell Black7th edition2000
Framing American Divorce: From the Revolutionary Generation to the Victorians par Norma Basch2000
Cardozo par Andrew L. Kaufman1999
Roscoe Pound and Karl Llewellyn: Searching for an American Jurisprudence par N. E. H. Hull1998
Worse than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice par David M. Oshinsky1997
Préjudice par Jonathan Harr1996
Hugo Black: A Biography par Roger K. Newman1995
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Law and the Inner Self par G. Edward White1994
Dream Makers, Dream Breakers: The World of Justice Thurgood Marshall par Carl T. Rowan1993
The Fourth Estate and the Constitution: Freedom of the Press in America par Lucas A. Powe1992
The death of the irreparable injury rule par Douglas Laycock1991
Honorable Justice: The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes par Sheldon M. Novick1990
Constitutional Faith par Sanford Levinson1989
Abortion and Divorce in Western Law par Mary Ann Glendon1988
Art law: Rights and liabilities of creators and collectors par Franklin Feldman1987
The Federal Courts: Challenge and Reform par Richard A. Posner1986
When Words Lose Their Meaning: Constitutions and Reconstitutions of Language, Character, and Community par James Boyd White1985
Droit et révolution par Harold J. Berman1984
Law and revolution, II : the impact of the Protestant Reformations on the western legal tradition par Harold J. Berman1984
When Government Speaks: Law, Politics, and Government Expression in America par Mark G. Yudof1983
Women in Law par Cynthia Fuchs Epstein1982
Independent journey : the life of William O. Douglas par James F. Simon1981
The grammatical lawyer par Morton S. Freeman1980
Hugo Black and the judicial revolution par Gerald T. Dunne1979
American Constitutional Law par Laurence Tribe1978
Order in the Courts : A Biography of Arthur T. Vanderbilt par Arthur T. Vanderbilt1977
Simple Justice par Richard Kluger1976
A History of American Law par Lawrence M. Friedman1974
A question of judgment; the Fortas case and the struggle for the Supreme Court par Robert Shogan1973
The Defense Never Rests par F. Lee Bailey1972
Justices of the United States Supreme Court, Fourth Edition, 4-Volume Set: Their Lives and Major Opinions (Facts on File Library of American History) par Leon Friedman1970
On law and justice par Paul Abraham Freund1969
The Lawyers par Martin Mayer1968
The Jury Returns par Louis Nizer1967
Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers par James B. Donovan1965
The language of the law par David Mellinkoff1964
A bill becomes a law: the civil rights act of 1960 par Daniel M. Berman1963
Death and the Supreme Court par Jr. Barrett Prettyman1962
The people and the court; judicial review in a democracy par Charles Lund Black1961
Felix Frankfurter: Scholar on the Bench par Helen Shirley Thomas1961

Honorable Mention 42

The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America par Daniel OkrentHonorable Mention, Legal Scholarship2020
The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind par Justin DriverHonorable Mention2019
We Face the Dawn: Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the Legal Team That Dismantled Jim Crow (Carter G. Woodson Institute Series) par Margaret EddsHonorable Mention2019
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America par Richard RothsteinHonorable Mention2018
Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice par Roberta WalburnHonorable Mention2018
Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections par Richard L. HasenHonorable Mention2017
John Henry Wigmore and the Rules of Evidence: The Hidden Origins of Modern Law (Studies in Constitutional Democracy) par Andrew PorwancherHonorable Mention2017
Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice (Scott and Laurie Oki Series in Asian American Studies) par Lorraine K. BannaiHonorable Mention2016
Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive par Saikrishna Bangalore PrakashHonorable Mention2016
Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison par Nell BernsteinHonorable Mention2015
The Opening of American Law: Neoclassical Legal Thought, 1870-1970 par Herbert HovenkampHonorable Mention2015
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption par Bryan StevensonHonorable Mention2015
In Brown's Wake par Martha MinowHonorable Mention2011
From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law par Martha C. NussbaumHonorable Mention2011
Five Miles Away, A World Apart: One City, Two Schools, and the Story of Educational Opportunity in Modern America par James E. RyanHonorable Mention2011
Judgment Calls: Principle and Politics in Constitutional Law par Daniel A. FarberHonorable Mention2010
The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution par Barry FriedmanHonorable Mention2010
John Brown's Trial par Brian McGintyHonorable Mention2010
Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent par Ernest FreebergHonorable Mention2009
The Common Law in Colonial America, Volume I: The Chesapeake and New England 1607-1660 par William E. NelsonHonorable Mention2009
Law and Order in Buffalo Bill's Country: Legal Culture and Community on the Great Plains, 1867-1910 (Law in the American West) par Mark R. EllisHonorable Mention2008
Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism par Bruce AckermanHonorable Mention2007
Who Controls the Internet?: Illusions of a Borderless World par Jack GoldsmithHonorable Mention2007
In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 par Mary Beth NortonHonorable Mention2003
Women in the Barracks: The VMI Case and Equal Rights par Philippa StrumHonorable Mention2003
The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction par Akhil Reed AmarHonorable Mention1999
Changing Your Mind: The Law of Regretted Decisions par E. Allan FarnsworthHonorable Mention1999
Most Humble Servants: The Advisory Role of Early Judges par Stewart JayHonorable Mention1998
Free Speech in Its Forgotten Years, 1870-1920 par David M. RabbanHonorable Mention1998
Child Witnesses: Fragile Voices in the American Legal System par Professor Lucy S. McGoughHonorable Mention1995
The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations par Fred R. ShapiroHonorable Mention1994
The Constitution in Conflict par Robert BurtHonorable Mention1993
William Wayne Justice: A Judicial Biography par Frank R. KemererHonorable Mention1992
Cardozo: A Study in Reputation par Richard A. PosnerHonorable Mention1991
Battle for Justice: How the Bork Nomination Shook America par Ethan BronnerHonorable Mention1990
The Electronic Media and the Transformation of Law par M. Ethan KatshHonorable Mention1990
Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage par Bryan A. GarnerHonorable Mention1988
Natural Law and Justice par Lloyd WeinrebHonorable Mention1988
The Fundamentals of Legal Drafting par F. Reed DickersonHonorable Mention1987
The Supreme Court and the American family : ideology and issues par Eva R. RubinHonorable Mention1987
Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain par Richard A. EpsteinHonorable Mention1986
Citizenship Without Consent: Illegal Aliens in the American Policy (Yale Fastback, No 29) par Peter H. SchuckHonorable Mention1986

Second Place 3

Third Place 1


The Scribes Book Award is an annual prize for the best work of legal scholarship published during the previous year. Scribes hopes "hope to spread the growing scorn for legal writing that is archaic, turgid, obscure, and needlessly dull."

Honorable mentions
Official website (English, Member-written)
The Scribes Book Award is an annual prize for the best work of legal scholarship published during the previous year. Scribes hopes "hope to spread the growing scorn for legal writing that is archaic, turgid, obscure, and needlessly dull."

Official website (English, Member-written)


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