The AALS Section on Comparative Law is pleased to announce the third annual “Mark Tushnet Prize” to recognize scholarly excellence in any subject of comparative law by an untenured scholar at an AALS Member School. All untenured scholars are eligible, including but not limited to tenure-track professors, visiting assistant professors, lecturers, academic fellows, and graduate students.
The 2022 Prize will be awarded at AALS Annual Meeting to the author(s) of a scholarly article judged to have made an important contribution in the field of comparative law. This article must have been published in an academic journal between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
The Prize was awarded for the first time at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting to Professor Jorge Farinacci-Fernós (Interamerican University of Puerto Rico Law School) for his article on “Post-Liberal Constitutionalism,” 54 Tulsa Law Review 1 (2018). It was awarded for the second time in 2021 to Professor Pamela Bookman (Fordham University School of Law) for her article on “The Adjudication Business,” 45 Yale Journal of International Law 227 (2019).
Nominations for the 2022 Prize should be sent by email to Trish Do (tdo[at]law.utexas.edu) no later than 12:00pm Central Time (U.S.) on August 1, 2021. Nominations should include the full name, institutional affiliation, and contact information for the nominated scholar, in addition to a PDF version of the published article to be considered for the Prize. Self-nominations are welcomed. A reminder: all nominees must be affiliated with an institution registered as a member of the AALS.
For all questions, please contact Professor Richard Albert (richard.albert[at]law.utexas.edu), Chair of the Prize Committee for the AALS Section on Comparative Law.
Richard Albert (Texas) [Chair]
Irene Calboli (TAMU)
Timothy Webster (Western New England)
About Mark Tushnet
Mark Tushnet, a former president of the Association of American Law Schools, is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. A former law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, Tushnet is an authoritative voice in constitutional law and theory. His scholarship spans all areas of public law, including comparative constitutional law, a field in which he has co-authored a leading casebook. A respected teacher, a devoted mentor, and an influential scholar, he retired from the Harvard faculty in June 2020.
About the AALS
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of 179 law schools. Its members enroll most of the nation’s law students and produce the majority of the country’s lawyers and judges, as well as many of its lawmakers. The mission of AALS is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education. In support of this mission, AALS promotes the core values of excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, including diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, while seeking to improve the legal profession, to foster justice, and to serve our many communities-local, national, and international. Founded in 1900, AALS also serves as the learned society for the more than 9,000 law faculty at its member schools, and provides them with extensive professional development opportunities, including the AALS Annual Meeting which draws thousands of professors, deans and administrators.