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Call for Nominations: Harold Berman Prize for Excellence in Law & Religion Scholarship

Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

In my capacity as Chair of the AALS Section on Law & Religion, I have created a new award to recognize junior professors for scholarly excellence in the field. I invite our readers to nominate colleagues for the award, which will be named the “Harold Berman Prize.” Self-nominations are welcome as well. The Call for Nominations follows below.



Starting this year, the AALS Section on Law & Religion will award the “Harold Berman Prize” to recognize scholarly excellence by an untenured professor at an AALS Member School.

The Prize will be given to the author of an article, published between July 15, 2015 and July 15, 2016, which has made an outstanding scholarly contribution to the field of law and religion.

The recipient must be a tenure-track faculty member at an AALS Member School and must have served no more than 6 years as a faculty member as of the date of the awarding of the Prize. The Prize will be awarded at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting, scheduled for January 4-7, 2017.

Nominations should be sent by email to Professor Michael Helfand ( and must be received by 5pm PST on August 15th, 2016. Nominations should include the full name, title and contact information for the nominated scholar, in addition to a PDF version of the published version of the article to be considered for the Prize. There is a limit of three nominations per nominator. Self-nominations are welcomed.

Questions about the Prize should be addressed to Professor Richard Albert (, Chair of the Section on Law & Religion.

Prize Committee

Zak Calo (Hamad Bin Khalifa / Valparaiso)
Rick Garnett (Notre Dame)
Michael Helfand (Pepperdine)
Lisa Roy Shaw (Mississippi)


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