Deadline: 1/15/22

The Law and Society Division announces its 2022 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 To be eligible, a paper must have been written during 2021, and at the time of submission, it may not be published, accepted for publication, or under review for publication.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-size font, one-inch margins, and double spacing throughout.

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: Mr. 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 2022. The winner will receive a $75 stipend, a plaque of recognition, and is eligible to present the paper at the 2022 SSSP Annual Meeting in Los Angeles with SSSP membership and conference registration paid by SSSP.


Deadline: 1/15/22

The Law and Society Division announces the 2022 William J. Chambliss Lifetime Achievement Award. The primary purpose of this award is to recognize career-spanning excellence and achievement in the area of law and society. The committee will consider the applicant’s strength of publications and overall contribution to the study of law and society. Please send electronic copies of a nomination letter and the individual’s CV to: Mr. Michael Branch, The winner will be announced in Spring 2022, receive a $100 award, and be recognized at the 2022 SSSP Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.