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NEJL Awards

Between 1999 and 2003, the NEJL offered a number of awards for publications: The Reginald Heber Smith Book Award, the Edgar and Jean Cahn Article Award and the John Bradway Award. Below is a list of the awardees.   

Reginald Heber Smith Book Award 

1999-2000 Joel Handler, Ellen Jane Hollingsworth, and Howard Erlanger. Lawyers and the Pursuit of Legal Rights. New York: Academic Press, 1978. 
1999-2000Melissa Fay Greene. Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Non-fiction. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1991.
1999-2000Honorable mention: Jack Katz. Poor People's Lawyers in Transition. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1982.
2000-2001Martha Davis. Brutal Need: Lawyers and the Welfare Rights Movement, 1960-1973. New Haven: Yale University Press , 1973.
2000-2001Gerald Lopez. Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano's Vision of Progressive Law Practice. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1992.
2000-2001Honorable mention: Richard Abel. Politics by Other Means: Law in the Struggle Against Apartheid, 1980-1994. New York: Routledge, 1995.
2002-2003Austin Sarat and Stuart Scheingold (eds.). Cause Lawyering: Political Commitments and Professional Responsibilities. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 1998; Austin Sarat and Stuart Scheingold. Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Edgar and Jean Cahn Article Award 

1999-2000Edgar and Jean Cahn. "The War on Poverty: A Civilian Perspective." Yale Law Journal (1964).
1999-2000Marc Feldman. "Political Lessons: Legal Services for the Poor." Georgetown Law Review (1995).
1999-2000 Richard L. Abel, "Law Without Politics: Legal Aid Under Advanced Capitalism." UCLA Law Review (1985)
1999-2000Marc Galanter. “Why the Haves Come Out Ahead.” Law and Society Review (1974)
2000-2001

Posthumous award: Edward Sparer.

“Fundamental Human Rights, Legal Entitlements, and the Social Struggle: A

Friendly Critique of the Critical Legal Studies Movement.” 36 Stan. L. Rev. 509 (1983-84).

2000-2001

Jon Dubin,. “Torquemada Meets Kafka: The Misapplication of the Issue Exhaustion Doctrine to Inquisitorial Administrative Proceedings. 97 Columbia L. Rev. 1289 (June 1997). 

2000-2001 Joan Meier. “Domestic Violence, Character and Social Change in the Welfare Reform Debate.” Law and Policy (1997)
2002-2003

Susan D. Carle. “From Buchanan to Button: Legal Ethics and the NAACP (Part II)," 8 University of Chicago Law School Roundtable 281 (2001).

John Bradway Award 

1999-2000 Gary Bellow and Beatrice Moulton. The Lawyering Process: Materials for Clinical Instruction in  Advocacy. Mineola, NY: Foundation Press, 1978. 

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