ASCL Prizes

Senior Scholar Prize

Established in 2001 to honor a recently deceased ASCL member, the Prizes Committee selects an individual to remember for his or her scholarly legacy and service to the ASCL. The prize of $1,500 recognizes and is awarded for the best scholarly article published in a recent volume of the Journal. The Committee seeks a congruence between the subject matter of the article selected for the prize and the scholarly work of the deceased person in whose honor the prize is named.

Prize Winners:

  • 2021: Howard Abrams Prize – Alessandro Morelli & Oreste Pollicino, for their co-authored article “Metaphors, Judicial Frames, and Fundamental Rights in Cyberspace”, 68 Am. J. Comp. L. 616-646 (2020).
  • 2019: Roger Goebel Prize – Wolf-Georg Ringe for the article “Changing Law and Ownership Patterns in Germany: Corporate Governance and the Erosion of Deutschland AG”, 63 Am. J. Comp. L. 493 (2015).
  • 2015: H. Patrick Glenn Prize – James Gordley of Tulane University 
  • 2015: John Henry Merryman Prize – James Q. Whitman of Yale Law School
  • 2008: Ed Wise Prize — Jacqueline Ross, “The Place of Covert Surveillance in Democratic Societies: A Comparative Study of the United States and Germany,” 55 Am. J. Comp. L.(2007).
  • 2008: Rudy Schlesinger Prize — Comparative Methodology — David Clark, “The Modern Development of American Comparative Law: 1904-1945,” 55 Am. J. Comp. L. 587 (2007).
  • 2006: Dan Henderson Prize — Asian Law and Civil Procedure —  Carlos Wing-Hung Lo and Ed Snape, “Lawyers in the People’s Republic of China: A Study of Commitment and Professionalism,” 53 Am. J. Comp. L. 433-456 (2005).
  • 2005: Herbert L. Bernstein Prize — Contracts —  James Gordley, “Impossibility and Changed and Unforeseen Circumstances,” 52 Am. J. Comp. L. 513-30 (2004).
  • 2005: Edward M. Wise Prize — Criminal Law and Procedure —  Jacqueline E. Ross, “Impediments to Transnational Cooperation in Undercover Policing: A Comparative Study of the United States and Italy,” 52 Am. J. Comp. L. 569-623 (2004).·      2002 Friedrich K. Juenger Prize — Private International Law —  Symeon C. Symeonides, “Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2000: As the Century Turns,” 49 Am. J. Comp. L. 1-47 (2001).