:: 2008 Board of Directors Meeting ::
Results of Elections
Martha S. Jones of the University of Michigan, Michael Lobban of Queen Mary College, University of London, Matthew C. Mirow of Florida International University (Miami), Rebecca J. Scott of the University of Michigan, and John Wertheimer of Davidson College were elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors. They replace Michael Grossberg of the University of Indiana, Kenneth F. Ledford of Case Western Reserve University, Lynda Przybyszewski, of the University of Notre Dame, David Sugarman, of Lancaster University (UK), and Emily Zack Tabuteau, of Michigan State University.
Christina Duffy Burnett of Columbia University was elected to a three-year term on the Nominating Committee. She replaces Christopher Tomlins of the American Bar Foundation, whose term has expired.
Secretary and Treasurer
Pursuant to the by-law amendment that the membership adopted in April 2007, the board voted to split the offices of Secretary and Treasurer. The President, with the approval of the Executive Committee appointed Tomas P. Gallanis was appointed to serve as secretary for a three-year term. The President, with the approval of the Executive Committee, also appointed Craig Evan Klafter, of the University of British Columbia, as treasurer-elect, to succeed William LaPiana as treasurer.
Prizes and Awards
Cromwell Research Fellowships
William Nelson Cromwell Research
Fellowships were awarded to:
This year’s Preyer Memorial Committee chose two 2008 Preyer Scholars: Cynthia Nicoletti (University of Virginia), for her paper “The American Civil War as a Trial by Battle,” and Joshua Stein (UCLA), for his paper “A Right to Violence: The Meaning of ‘Public’ in Nineteenth-Century American Law Treatises and the Jurisprudence of Violence.”
Cromwell Dissertation Prize
The Cromwell Dissertation
prize was awarded to Diana Williams for her dissertation “They Call It Marriage”: the
Cromwell Book Prize
The Cromwell Book Prize was awarded to Christian W. McMillen for Making Indian Law: The Hualapai Land Case and the Birth of Ethnohistory, published in 2007 by the Yale University Press.
This year‘s Surrency Prize was awarded to Hekki Pihlajamaki for his essay, “The Painful Question: The Fate of Judicial Torture in Early Modern Sweden,” a piece that appeared in the third number of Volume 25 of Law and History Review
This year’s Sutherland Prize was awarded to Professor John Beattie for his article, “Sir John Fielding and Public Justice: The Bow Street Magistrate’s Court, 1754-1780," which appeared in volume 25 of Law and History Review.
Cromwell Book Prize
The John Phillip Reid
Prize for the best book in legal history published in English during the
previous the calendar year was awarded
to Christian W. McMillen for Making Indian Law:
The Hualapai Land Case and the Birth of Ethnohistory, published in 2007 by the Yale University
A series of technical amendments to the by-laws were approved by the directors and noticed to the membership by posting the attached document online. No member having objected they stood as approved in January of 2009.
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