Cromwell Dissertation Prize in American Legal History

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June 7, 2019
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Human Rights, Law and Legal History, Political History / Studies
Cromwell Dissertation Prize


Best dissertation in American legal history completed in the past year.




June 7, 2019

The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Dissertation Prize is awarded annually to the best dissertation in any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies, although topics dealing with the colonial and early national periods will receive some preference.

Anyone who received a Ph.D. in 2018 will be eligible for this year’s prize. The Foundation awards the prize after a review of the recommendation of the Cromwell Prize Advisory Committee of the American Society for Legal History.

To be considered for this year’s prize, please EITHER send a hard copy of the dissertation and author curriculum vitae to all committee members listed below OR simply e-mail an electronic copy of the dissertation and author curriculum vitae to Robert Gordon ( and H. Robert Baker ( with the subject heading: CROMWELL DISSERTATION PRIZE SUBMISSION no later than June 7, 2019.