Graduate Student Paper Prize

The Stanford Center for Law and History invites paper submissions from graduate students for its first annual conference, “Legal Histories of Policing and Surveillance.” SCLH’s goal is to bring together faculty, postdocs, and students for workshops, conferences, and lectures examining the relationships between law and history, broadly defined.

The one-day conference will be held on April 20, 2018, at Stanford Law School. It will include a keynote address by Professor Michael Willrich and three panels featuring a range of prominent legal historians entitled: “Broadening the State’s Criminal Oversight Power,” “Surveillance Technologies and Legal Culture,” and “Policing Intimate and Family Life.”

The conference organizers will select one graduate student as the inaugural winner of the SCLH Graduate Student Paper Prize. This student will be added to one of the three panels—alongside distinguished faculty working on related topics—based on the fit between the proposed paper and the three panel themes. Funding for travel and housing will be provided.

To apply, submit the following in a single PDF by Friday, December 1, 2017.


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  • To apply, submit the following in a single PDF by Friday, December 1, 2017.

    • • CV
    • • 500 word paper abstract
    • • Briefly describe (75 words or less) which of the three panels is the best fit for your paper and why
    Accepted file types: pdf.