Extended Deadline: 1/31/23

The Law and Society Division announces its 2023 Lindesmith Graduate Student Paper Competition. Papers may be empirical or theoretical, and they may be on any aspect of law and society. To be eligible, a paper must have been written during 2022, and at the time of submission, it may not be published, accepted for publication, or under review for publication. Papers that have been presented at a professional meeting or accepted for presentation at a professional meeting are eligible. Papers must be student-authored; they can be single-authored or co-authored by students, but may not be co-authored by a faculty member or other non-student. Papers may be submitted to only ONE division of SSSP per year. Submissions made to multiple divisions will be disqualified. Previous winners are not eligible. Please submit in MS Word. There is a 25-page limit, including all notes, references, and tables. Submissions should use 12-point font, one-inch margins, and double spacing throughout.

Please send papers and a cover letter specifying that the paper is to be considered in the SSSP Law and Society Division Lindesmith Graduate Student Paper Competition electronically to both Dr. Catherine Hastings, and Dr. Michael Branch, In addition, authors are required to submit their papers through the annual meeting Call for Papers online system. The winner will be announced in Spring 2023. The winner will receive a $100 stipend, a plaque of recognition, and is eligible to present the paper at the 2023 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia with SSSP membership and conference registration paid by SSSP. Additionally, the winner of the 2023 paper award will be invited to sit on the adjudicating panel for the 2024 paper submissions.


Deadline: 1/15/23

The Law and Society Division announces the 2023 Edwin H. Sutherland Book Award. The primary purpose of this award is to focus on excellence in scholarship within the study of law and society. Eligible books must have been published in 2021 or 2022. Authors may nominate their work and multiple-authored books are acceptable. All nominees must be members of SSSP. Please e-mail either Dr. Catherine Hastings,, or Dr. Michael Branch,, to arrange for shipment of three copies of the nominated book and submission of a letter of nomination. The winner will be announced in Spring 2023, receive a $100 award, and be recognized at the 2023 SSSP Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.