Law, Culture, and the Humanities awards annual prizes to outstanding dissertations and conference presentations, and recognizes significant scholarly achievement in the field.

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Julien Mezey Dissertation Award

The Julien Mezey Dissertation Award is an annual prize awarded to the dissertation that most promises to enrich and advance interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersection of law, culture and the humanities.

  • Featured Winner(s)


    Nina Farnia(co-winner)

    “Imperialism in the Making of US Law 1940-2008”

    Ph.D., History, University of California, Davis

    Sabarish Suresh (co-winner)

    “The Unconscious of the Indian Constitution: Traumatic Histories and Repetitions”

    J.S.D., Comparative Legal Thought, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Austin Sarat Award

The Austin Sarat Award is a prize offered to a graduate or professional student for an outstanding paper presented at the LCH annual conference.

  • Featured Winner(s)


    Joshua D.M. Shaw (co-winner)

    “Humic Lawscapes”

    Ph.D. Candidate, Law, York University

    Lindsay O’Connor Stern (co-winner)

    “Administering Presence”

    Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative Literature, Yale University

James Boyd White Award

With this award we recognize and honor the originality and excellence of individual contributions to the field, and acknowledge our indebtedness to these individuals for their commitment to the interdisciplinary study of law, culture and the humanities.

  • Featured Winner(s)


    naomi mezey

    Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Law and Culture, Georgetown Law