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Also, he has played many administrative or committee roles in various academic societies, bringing together different academic fields. Nachman Ben-Yehuda is a scholar with a truly international profile. His numerous publications on morals, deviance and law-breaking have great impact on research in many countries. For example, his work on techniques of neutralization is taught to criminology students whereever they are. His theorizing and research engage with the conflict in which his country finds itself, and he draws lessons for global perspectives. As an outstanding mentor for graduate, professional or undergraduate students who are working on issues of law and society.

Lauren Edelman's outstanding record of mentorship is evident across the entire field of law and society. She has been a critical force behind the development of so many sociolegal scholars, many of whom are now themselves leaders in the field. As one of her earliest mentees put it, "Laurie has a truly remarkable record of mentoring multiple generations of students and junior colleagues - at Wisconsin, where she began her career in Sociology, at Berkeley, where she has taught in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program for almost two decades, and throughout the Law and Society community, where she has contributed unstintingly to the formal and informal support of emerging scholars from across the globe.

There are several defining features of Lauren Edelman's mentorship that her many mentees highlight in their letters of support. First is her tireless devotion to mentoring junior scholars, well beyond her official role as advisor. She spends countless hours deeply engaging with her mentees' work, providing in-depth feedback and guidance.

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And while providing enormous intellectual and emotional support, Lauren also challenges her mentees with very high standards for their work, pushing them to excellence while instilling confidence in them that they can succeed. Even years after getting their Ph. She is also a generous collaborator with her mentees, treating her partners as co-equals, and giving them research and publishing opportunities that are otherwise nearly unattainable for emerging scholars.

She does the kind of hands-on mentoring that ensures the success of her mentees, teaching them how to write for publication, draft successful grant proposals, present work at conferences, and navigate the academic job market and early career demands. As one mentee succinctly put it, "I would not be where I am without her mentorship. Michael McCann has truly been an institution-builder in graduate training and education, while providing outstanding individualized mentorship to scores of junior scholars.

He has "made graduate mentorship the focus of his career. Students who have come through the CLASS program are now emerging as important socio-legal scholars in their own right as they launch their academic careers. As one of his nominators described him, Michael is "a tireless graduate student advocate and institution builder making graduate diversity, socio-legal training, mentorship and funding core missions in the many leadership positions he has held, including both within the UW and beyond.

In addition to her important intellectual contributions to law and society, Marie Provine has been an incredible LSA citizen throughout her career. Marie has served two terms on the Board of Trustees and one term as Treasurer. In addition, she has served on committees for Nominations, Membership, workshops, and at least three prizes.

Marie has worked tirelessly to insure that CRNs are an important part of LSA, and a helpful path for emerging scholars.

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In anticipation of the international meeting in Mexico City in , Marie has continued this effort through service on the International Research Collaborative IRC initiative. Through this formal committee work and informally, she has collaborated with many scholars.

Marie is a networker and bridge builder, across disciplines and countries. She has played an important collaborative and mentoring role with younger and emerging scholars—a service contribution that has enhanced the careers of many. At LSA meetings Marie is usually found meeting with any number of junior scholars who want to pick her brain about how to proceed on a project.

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The Review is now truly an international journal and it is our intention to maintain it as such. Institutions of divorce, family and the law. The limited future resulting from immigration status is, of course, compounded by the intersections with socioeconomic status, family relations, peer groups, school support systems, meritocratic values, feelings of belonging. I will concentrate on three broad areas of law and society scholarship: Local event - at UWA campus Audiences:

In this her commitments epitomize the values and goals of LSA. For the dissertation that best represents outstanding work in law and society research in Sarah Seo's dissertation is an imaginative and beautifully written study of how the advent of cars on American roadways presented new challenges for policing, while it altered conventional notions of freedom and ultimately resulted in a new legal doctrine around Fourth Amendment guarantees against unreasonable search and seizure.

Through meticulous attention to a wide range of primary-source materials and extensive examination of court decisions, Seo shows that the new technology of the automobile changed expectations of mobility and freedom, while at the same time destabilizing notions of private space and regulatory authority. Seo skillfully traces the way that these new realities shaped the development of legal doctrine and catalyzed a shift towards proceduralism in Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. In showing the links between technology, police practices, and legal change, Seo challenges long-standing explanations of the Warren Court's due process revolution.

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The selection committee was impressed with the creativity of the study, the quality of the data that was marshaled, the intellectual depth of the argument, and the elegance of the prose. Seo's dissertation makes a significant contribution to the literature on the Fourth Amendment and U. Anjuli Verma, The Great Experiment: Santos-Toledo's paper generated praise for its significance to socio-legal studies, access to hard to reach subject population and importance to current public policy.

This is a significant field study focusing on the legal consciousness of undocumented youth who applied for DACA status, comparing those who were and those who were not granted DACA status. It is an important contribution to sociolegal literature, potentially publishable, and timely, relevant and important to today's policy debates. Anna Mikkelborg, Reframing Reform: Michael McCann, University of Washington. Erik Larson, Macalester College. We regard this top-tier work as an original contribution to rights mobilization, asserting that rights claiming concurrently unifies and fragments social movements.

It is published in the latest issue of LSR Erin Adam is a concurrent J. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Washington. Her research delves into the relationship between law and social movements, with a focus on the formation of grassroots, intersectional coalitions across the LGBTQ, labor, and immigrant rights movements. Christopher Uggen, University of Minnesota.

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Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil Princeton University Press; The book was described by one member of the committee as "simply a game changer in how we understand the sociolegal construction of race and social movements. John Hope Franklin Prize For the best article on race, racism and the law, published within last two years.

Matthew Clair Alix S. Winter Matthew Clair and Alix S. The authors utilize in-depth interviews with judges and field observations in upper and lower courts to help us better understand 1 how judges think about and understand racial disparities in the legal system and 2 how such beliefs may influence their decision-making at various stages of the court process including arraignments, plea hearings, jury selections, trials, sentencing, and parole hearings.

This research reveals that judges who routinely impose sentences with a differential racial impact sometimes intervene to mitigate the effects, and in many cases, justify decision making that continues to perpetuate disparities.

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This article provides valuable new insights into the legal consciousness of elite actors and their thinking about the discriminatory impact of their decisions. Well conceptualized, theoretically rigorous, and analytically nuanced, the article makes a critical contribution to the literature and also sets up clear questions for future research. Law and Society Association Article Prize For exceptional scholarship in socio-legal studies published as an article. Issa Kohler-Hausmann, Yale University In the tradition of law and society scholarship that de-centers the study of law and brings attention to its role in daily life, Stuart's innovative research explores how routine police stops, infraction citations and low level arrests shape the lives and legal consciousness of ordinary citizens.

Stanton Wheeler Mentorship Award As an outstanding mentor for graduate, professional or undergraduate students who are working on issues of law and society.

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In particular, he has been a committed and supportive mentor to scholars whose backgrounds are underrepresented in academia. One mentee shared that "Michael is a committed advocate for individuals like me.

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I am a working class, formerly undocumented, woman of color. Academia for individuals like me can be a jarring, unfulfilling and isolating experience.

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Throughout the recruiting and advising process, Michael has played a pivotal role in helping me navigate this new terrain and build community. The Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California-Berkeley has begun a project to document the intellectual origins of the field of law and society. It has conducted interviews with several founders of the field, most of whom were active in the Law and Society Association. Videos of these interviews are available at https: Although they share a common commitment to developing theoretical and empirical understandings of law, interests of the members range widely.

Some colleagues are concerned with the place of law in relation to other social institutions and consider law in the context of broad social theories. Others seek to understand legal decision-making by individuals and groups.