Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Legal History $500 plus $1000 travel expenses - April 15, 2009
The Legal History and Rare Books Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries announces the first annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition.
Papers may be on any topic related to legal history, rare law books, or legal archives. The subject should be explored in depth with appropriate reference to sources.
Winners of a co-authored paper will share the $500 prize and will share the award for travel expenses to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries. Students may submit more than one paper.
Each submission must be accompanied by a short abstract, a completed Application Form, and evidence of enrollment in graduate school. Submit the paper and supporting materials to the Secretary/Treasurer of the Legal History and Rare Books Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.
Send material to:
Daniel Blackaby at firstname.lastname@example.org
Western State Univ. College of Law
1111 North State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831
Papers and all supporting documentation must be emailed or postmarked by April 15, 2009. The winner will be announced by May 15.
For general questions of style, follow The Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed. 2003) or The Bluebook (18th ed. 2005). Footnotes should follow the form of the AALL Universal Citation Guide (2004), The Bluebook (18th ed. 2005), or The Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed. 2003).
Winning papers that are accepted for publication in Law Library Journal will be required to follow the guidelines set forth in AALL’s “Law Library Journal Author’s Guide,” available at:
The winner will receive from Gale Cengage Learning a $500 prize. In addition, the winner will receive up to $1000 to be applied towards travel, lodging, food and other expenses associated with attendance at the Annual Meeting. (Gale Cengage and the Legal History and Rare Books SIS will each contribute to the travel expenses.).
For full pdf flyer, click: here.
For examples of legal history scholarship, click: here।
Morris L. Cohen, Researching Legal History in the Digital Age, 99 Law Libr. J. 377 (2007).
Legal History and Rare Books SIS, American Association of Libraries: web site (with links to legal history websites)।
Image from Wikipedia: King Hammurabi is revealed the code of laws by Shamash, god of justice.