The Eisenberg Prize

The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL) created the Eisenberg Prize to recognize the publication of high-quality articles in the field of appellate practice and procedure. The award is named in honor of the late Howard B. Eisenberg, Dean of the Marquette University Law School and an early AAAL member.

Submitting

To be considered for the Eisenberg Prize, articles must have been published in a law school journal between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. Submit entries via email no later than Friday, July 17, 2017.

AAAL's Eisenberg Prize Committee reviews all entries and makes a recommendation to the AAAL Board of Directors for its approval. The author receives a $2,000 prize.

 

2015-2016 Eisenberg Prize Recipient

Professor Allison Orr Larsen, Professor of Law, College of William and Mary Law School
The Trouble with Amicus Facts

Past Winners

2013-2014 Eisenberg Prize Recipient

Professor Bryan Lammon, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law
Rules, Standards, and Experimentation in Appellate Jurisdiction

2012-2013 Eisenberg Prize Recipient

Richard A. Posner, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School
Judicial Opinions and Appellate Advocacy in Federal Courts — One Judge's Views

 

2010-2011

Aaron R. Petty, U.S. Department of Justice
The Hidden Harmony of Appellate Jurisdiction

 

2009-2010

Jennifer L. Sheppard, Associate Professor of Law, Mercer University School of Law
Once Upon a Time, Happily Ever After, and in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Using Narrative to Fill the Cognitive Gap Left by Overrelliance on Pure Logic in Appellate Briefs and Motion Memoranda

 

2008-2009

Professor Beth Thornburg, SMU Dedman School of Law
The Curious Appellate Judge: Ethical Limits on Independent Research

 

2007-2008

Associate Professor Adam N. Steinman, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Reinventing Appellate Jurisdiction

 

2005-2006

Professors Michael E. Solimine and Rafael Gely, University of Cincinnati College of Law
The Supreme Court and the DIG: An Empirical and Institutional Analysis

 

2004-2005

Professor Joan Steinman, Chicago-Kent School of Law
Irregulars: The Appellate Rights of Persons Who Are Not Full-Fledged Parties

 

2003-2004

Assistant Professor Chad M. Oldfather, Oklahoma City University Law School
Appellate Courts, Historical Facts, and the Civil-Criminal Distinction