Supreme Court Historical Society Awards | Hughes-Gossett Award for Students
Hughes-Gossett Award for Students | Hughes-Gossett Award for Best Journal Article | Erwin Griswold Book Prize
The Supreme Court Historical Society invites submissions for the Hughes-Gossett Award for the best student paper submitted to the Journal of Supreme Court History. The winner will be awarded a $500 cash prize and publication in the Journal.
The paper must be on some aspect of the Supreme Court's history. Authors must have been enrolled as students at the time the paper was written. Past winners have been law school students or doctoral students in the departments of history, government, and political science.
2012 Hughes-Gosset Award Winners
The Society awarded the 2012 Recipients of the Hughes-Gossett Prizes for outstanding articles published in the Journal of Supreme Court History, one for the best published submission by a student and one recognizing a contribution by an academic, legal practitioner or other author.
The student prize goes to Chris Hickman for his article, "Courting the Right: Richard Nixon's 1968 Campaign against the Warren Court". Professor Hickman recently earned a doctorate in history from George Washington School of Law and is now teaching at the University of Northern Florida. The prize for a contribution by an academic, legal practitioner or other author goes to co-authors Tony A. Freyer and Daniel Thomas for their article "The Passenger Cases Reconsidered in Transatlantic Commerce Clause History”. Professor Freyer is University Research Professor of History and Law at the University of Alabama. Daniel Thomas is a law student at the University of Alabama School of Law.
Past winners of the Hughes-Gossett Student Prize:
Connor Mullin, "Edward Bennett Williams for the Petitioner: Profile of a Supreme Court Advocate"
Galen Thorp, "William Wirt"
Constance L. Martin, "The Life and Career of Justice Robert H. Jackson"
Kurt Hohenstein, "Just What the Doctor Ordered: the Harrison Anti-Narcotic Act, the Supreme Court, and the Federal Regulation of Medical Practice, 1915-1919"
Jeffrey M. Anderson, "Conscience on the Court, 1931-1946: Religion as Duty and Choice"
Artemus Ward, "The Tenth Justice: The Retirement of William O. Douglas"
Patricia L. Franz, "Ohio v. The Bank: An Historical Examination of Osborn v. The Bank of the United States"
Kevin M. Kruse, "Public Wrongs, Personal Rights: The Gaines Decision and the Beginning of the End of Segregation"
Joseph Mosnier, "The Demise of 'An extraordinary Criminal Procedure': Klopfer v. North Carolina and the Incorporation of the Sixth Amendment's Speedy Trial Provision"
I. Scott Messinger, "Legitimating Liberalism: the New Deal Image-Makers and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr."
Jeannie Rhee, "In Black and White: Chinese in the Mississippi Delta"
Helen J. Knowles, "May It Please the Court?: The Solicitor General's Not So 'Special' Relationship--Archibald Cox and the 1963-1964 Reapportionment Cases"
Daniel W. Hamilton, "A New Right to Property: Civil War Confiscation in the Reconstruction Supreme Court"
Papers may be of any length and may be submitted on an ongoing basis to Clare Cushman, Managing Editor, at: chcush at aol.com