Jerome I. Braun Prize in Western Legal History

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society (NJCHS) has announced the 2011 Jerome I. Braun Prize in Western Legal History. The prize, named in honour of a NJCHS past president, will be awarded for the best unpublished article-length manuscript on the legal history of the trans-Mississippi North American West.

The Braun Prize carries a cash award of $1,000 for the winning essay and $500 for the first runner-up. The winning essay will be published in the NJCHS journal Western Legal History. Authors are encouraged to explore topics that illuminate the contributions of the law, lawyers, judges, and law-related organisations to the social, political, economic, and cultural history of the North American West. Submissions must be 25-40 pages in length (double-spaced) plus endnotes. Please submit entries by pdf along with a separate brief biographical statement by 1 December 2011. Entries and inquiries should be sent to NJCHS. Please write 'Braun Prize' in the subject line. To find out more about the NJCHS, visit the website at