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Book awards: SCRIBES Book Award

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Works (62)

Felix Frankfurter: Scholar on the Bench by Helen Shirley Thomas1961
The people and the court; judicial review in a democracy by Charles Lund Black1961
Death and the Supreme Court by Jr. Barrett Prettyman1962
A bill becomes a law: the civil rights act of 1960 by Daniel M. Berman1963
The language of the law by David Mellinkoff1964
Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers by James B. Donovan1965
The Jury Returns by Louis Nizer1967
The Lawyers by Martin Mayer1968
On law and justice by Paul Abraham Freund1969
Justices of the United States Supreme Court, Fourth Edition, 4-Volume Set: Their Lives and Major Opinions (Facts on File Library of American History) by Leon Friedman1970
The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey1972
A Question of Judgment: The Fortas Case and the Struggle for the Supreme Court by Robert Shogan1973
A History of American Law by Lawrence M. Friedman1974
Simple Justice by Richard Kluger1976
American Constitutional Law by Laurence Tribe1978
Hugo Black and the judicial revolution by Gerald T. Dunne1979
The grammatical lawyer by Morton S. Freeman1980
Independent journey : the life of William O. Douglas by James F. Simon1981
Women in Law by Cynthia Fuchs Epstein1982
When Government Speaks: Law, Politics, and Government Expression in America by Mark G. Yudof1983
Law and revolution : the formation of the Western legal tradition by Harold J. Berman1984
Law and revolution, II : the impact of the Protestant Reformations on the western legal tradition by Harold J. Berman1984
When Words Lose Their Meaning: Constitutions and Reconstitutions of Language, Character, and Community by James Boyd White1985
The Federal Courts: Challenge and Reform by Richard A. Posner1986
Art law: Rights and liabilities of creators and collectors by Franklin Feldman1987
Abortion and Divorce in Western Law by Mary Ann Glendon1988
Constitutional Faith by Sanford Levinson1989
Honorable Justice: The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Sheldon M. Novick1990
The death of the irreparable injury rule by Douglas Laycock1991
The Fourth Estate and the Constitution: Freedom of the Press in America by Lucas A. Powe1992
Dream makers, dream breakers : the world of Justice Thurgood Marshall by Carl T. Rowan1993
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Law and the Inner Self by G. Edward White1994
Hugo Black: A Biography by Roger K. Newman1995
A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr1996
Worse than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice by David M. Oshinsky1997
Roscoe Pound and Karl Llewellyn: Searching for an American Jurisprudence by N. E. H. Hull1998
Cardozo by Andrew L. Kaufman1999
Black's Law Dictionary {Seventh Edition} by Henry Campbell Black2000, 7th edition
Framing American Divorce: From the Revolutionary Generation to the Victorians by Norma Basch2000
Judging Jehovah's Witnesses: Religious Persecution and the Dawn of the Rights Revolution by Shawn Francis Peters2001
Fredrick L. McGhee: A Life on the Color Line, 1861-1912 by Paul D. Nelson2002
American Law in the Twentieth Century by Lawrence M. Friedman2003
The Slaughterhouse Cases: Regulation, Reconstruction, and the Fourteenth Amendment (Landmark Law Cases & American Society) by Ronald M. Labbe2004
Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime: From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism by Geoffrey R. Stone2005
Insincere Promises: The Law of Misrepresented Intent by Ian Ayres2006
Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power by Joseph Margulies2007
The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power by Jonathan Mahler2009
The Last Lawyer: The Fight to Save Death Row Inmates by John Temple2010
Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman2011
Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America's New Global Detention System by Jonathan HafetzSecond Place, 2012
Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms (Yale Law Library Series in Legal History and Reference) by Judith ResnikFirst Place, 2012
We Must Not Be Afraid to Be Free: Stories of Free Expression in America by Ronald K. L. CollinsThird Place, 2012
Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History by John Fabian WittFirst Place, 2013
Yamashita's Ghost: War Crimes, MacArthur's Justice, and Command Accountability (Modern War Studies) by Allan A. RyanSecond Place, 2013
Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law by Margaret Jane RadinFirst Place, 2014
A wild justice : the death and resurrection of capital punishment in America by Evan J. ManderySecond Place, 2014
The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution (Legal History) by John D. BesslerFirst Place, 2015
The Big Trial: Law as Public Spectacle by Lawrence M. Friedman2016
Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America by Wil Haygood2016
Impact: How Law Affects Behavior by Lawrence M. Friedman2017
We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights by Adam Winkler2019

Award description

The Scribes Book Award is an annual prize for the best work of legal scholarship published during the previous year. Scribes hopes "hope to spread the growing scorn for legal writing that is archaic, turgid, obscure, and needlessly dull."

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