Dr Priyasha Saksena awarded the Sutherland Prize by the American Society for Legal History
The Sutherland Prize, awarded by the American Society for Legal History, is named after Donald W. Sutherland, who was “a distinguished historian of the law of medieval England".
The Sutherland Prize is “awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Sutherland Prize Committee, to the person or persons who wrote the best article on the legal history of Britain and/or the British Empire published in the previous year”.
Dr Saksena was a co-winner of the Sutherland Prize for her article "Jousting Over Jurisdiction: Sovereignty and International Law in Late-Nineteenth Century South Asia", which was published in the May 2020 edition of the Law and History Review.
"I am very pleased and honoured to have been awarded the Sutherland Prize by the American Society for Legal History” said Dr Saksena.
It is excellent to see the recognition of South Asian legal history and the prize highlights its continued relevance for understanding imperial histories as well as our contemporary international order