STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION

Deadline: 1/31/19

The Law and Society Division announces its 2019 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  To be eligible, a paper must have been written during 2018, and at the time of submission, it may not be published, accepted for publication, or under review for publication.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: Dr. Felicia Arriaga at 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 2019.  The winner will receive a $75 stipend, a plaque of recognition, and is eligible to present the paper at the 2019 annual meeting in New York City with SSSP membership and conference registration paid by SSSP.

SUTHERLAND BOOK AWARD

Deadline: 1/31/19

The Law and Society Division announces the 2019 Sutherland Book Award Competition.  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 2017 or 2018.  Authors may nominate their own work and multiple-authored books are acceptable.  All nominees must be members of the SSSP.  Please email Dr. Katie Durante at  to arrange for shipment of three copies of the nominated book and submission of a letter of nomination.