Colleen Murphy was awarded the 2018 Wayne R. LaFave Award for Scholarly Excellence for her book The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2017). This award was established in 2002 by Michael Moore, the Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. Chair, and Heidi Hurd, the Ross and Helen Workman Chair in Law. The award was established in honor of Professor Wayne LaFave, whose remarkable scholarly legacy in criminal law and procedure is best honored through the recognition of work that is of matching ambition and importance.
Jason Mazzone was awarded the 2018 Carroll P. Hurd Award for Scholarly Excellence for his article (co-authored with Stephen Rushin), "From Selma to Ferguson: The Voting Rights Act as a Blueprint for Police Reform," California Law Review, Vol. 102 (2017), pp. 263-334. The Carroll P. Hurd Award for Scholarly Excellence was established in 2002, also by Michael Moore and Heidi Hurd, in honor of Carroll Parsons Hurd, whose work as a political theorist and lawyer elevated theoretical curiosity and intellectual rigor above all other virtues.