John Phillip Reid Book Award

Richard Ross's picture
June 1, 2020
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, British History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Native American History / Studies

The John Phillip Reid Book Award is awarded annually for the best monograph by a mid-career or senior scholar, published in English in any of the fields defined broadly as Anglo-American legal history. The prize is named for John Phillip Reid, the prolific legal historian and founding member of the Society, and made possible by the generous contributions of his friends and colleagues. When awarding this prize, preference is given to work that falls within Reid’s own interests in seventeenth- through nineteenth-century Anglo-America and Native American law.


The award is given on the recommendation of the Society’s Committee on the John Phillip Reid Book Award. (First books, written wholly or primarily while the author was untenured, should be sent to the Cromwell Book Prize committee of the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation. The Reid Award and the Cromwell Book Prize are mutually exclusive.)


For the 2019 prize, the Reid Award Committee will accept nominations from authors, presses, or anyone else, of any book that bears a copyright date in 2019. Nominations for the Reid Award should be submitted by June 1, 2020, by sending a curriculum vitae of the author and one copy of the book to each member of the committee.


Committee Members

  • Richard Ross (chair)
    University of Illinois College of Law
    504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
    Champaign, IL 61820
  • Margot Canaday
    6922 Prince Georges Ave.
    Takoma Park, MD 20912
  • Deborah Rosen
    Department of History
    Ramer History House
    Lafayette College
    718 Sullivan Road
    Easton, PA 18042
  • Steven Wilf
    Law School
    University of Connecticut
    65 Elizabeth Street
    Hartford, CT 06105
  • John Witt
    Yale Law School
    127 Wall Street
    P.O. Box 208215
    New Haven, CT 06520-8215
Contact Info: 

Richard Ross; University of Illinois College of Law; 504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue; Champaign, IL 61820.  217-244-7890.

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