Entries are being accepted for the 2013 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize
Eligible books and articles should focus on the tension between civil liberties and national security
March 11, 2013
Entries will be accepted through July 1, 2013, for the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.
Established in 2007 at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law by alumnus Roy C. Palmer and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, the prize honors a work of scholarship that explores the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society. The $10,000 prize is designed to encourage and reward public debate among scholars on current issues affecting the rights of individuals and the responsibilities of governments throughout the world.
Articles or books submitted to the competition must be in draft form or have been published within one year prior to the July 1 deadline. As a condition of accepting the award, the winner will present his or her work at IIT Chicago-Kent. All reasonable expenses will be paid.
Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy (Oxford University Press), by Brooklyn Law School professor and national ACLU president Susan N. Herman, won the 2012 Palmer Prize. Professor Herman will present her work at IIT Chicago-Kent on April 11. Previous recipients of the Palmer Prize include David D. Cole and Jules L. Lobel for their book Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror (The New Press); Harold H. Bruff for Bad Advice: Bush's Lawyers in the War on Terror (University Press of Kansas); Scott M. Matheson, Jr., for Presidential Constitutionalism in Perilous Times (Harvard University Press); Gabriella Blum and Philip B. Heymann for Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism (Harvard University Press); and Laura A. Dickinson for Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs (Yale University Press).
Benefactor Roy Palmer, a lawyer and real estate developer, is a 1962 honors graduate of IIT Chicago-Kent and former member of its board of overseers. Palmer is the recipient of the IIT Chicago-Kent Alumni Association's 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award. He and his wife, Susan, are active in numerous civic, social and philanthropic organizations.
Eligible books and articles should be submitted to Tasha Kincade, assistant to Dean Harold J. Krent, at email@example.com or IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661-3691.
Founded in 1888, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is celebrating "125 years of distinctive legal education." IIT Chicago-Kent is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, a private, Ph.D.-granting institution with programs in engineering, psychology, architecture, business, design and law. IIT Chicago-Kent has a proud tradition of advancing and influencing legal thought through public programs, endowed lecture series, and faculty scholarship.
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