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Law & Social Inquiry Affiliated Scholars Recognized with Law and Society Association 2021 Annual Awards

May 27, 2021, ABF news

 The Law and Society Association (LSA) has recognized 22 scholars during the 2021 Annual Awards for their outstanding scholarly publications and contributions to the law and society community. Among the honorees are scholars whose articles were published in Law & Social Inquiry.

LSI-Affiliated Awardees Include:

Honorable Mention under the Herbert Jacob Book Prize

Sarah E. Lageson (LSI Board Member, ABF/JPB 2020-21 Access to Justice Scholar, and Assistant Professor at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice) for her book, Digital Punishment: Privacy, Stigma, and the Harms of Data-Driven Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press, 2020).


Sarah Brayne (LSI Board Member and Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin) for her book, Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing (Oxford University Press, 2020).



 Article Prize

Rachel E. Stern (Professor at UC Berkeley School of Law) and Lawrence J. Liu (Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley School of Law and J.D. student at Yale Law School) for their work, “The Good Lawyer: State-Led Professional Socialization in Contemporary China”  (Law & Social Inquiry, 2020).





Dissertation Prize

Tobias Smith (JSP Student at UC Berkeley School of Law and 2019 LSI Graduate Student Paper Prize Winner) for his work, “The Contradictions of Chinese Capital Punishment,”



Graduate Student Paper Prize 

Nafay Choudhury (Fellow at Harvard Law School and University of Cambridge) for his upcoming work, “Order in the Bazaar: The Transformation of Nonstate Law in Afghanistan’s Premier Money Exchange Market” (forthcoming in LSI).


The 2021 LSA Annual Award Ceremony will take place virtually on Saturday, May 29 at 11 A.M. CT.

Register for the ceremony here.


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