Friday, June 9, 2006
...who has been awarded the first Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory by the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney for his 2001 book A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society (OUP, 2001). "The prize," according to the Institute, recognizes "an outstanding published work in the field of jurisprudence which best reflects an approach combining legal theory with sociological inquiry, in the tradition of the jurisprudence of the late Professor Julius Stone. Stone’s approach, expounded in his seminal work of 1946, The Province and Function of Law and in many other works throughout his life, sought to demonstrate that the law inexorably responds and changes as society changes." Professor Tamanaha's work is, without a doubt, an outstanding first choice for this honor.