AALS Selects 2023 Scholarly Papers Competition Winner

In “Civil Probation,” Summers investigates the outcomes of eviction settlements. Based on her empirical findings, she advances a novel theory of “civil probation” within the eviction legal system. The article will be published in an upcoming issue of Stanford Law Review.

“I am incredibly honored to receive this award recognizing my work studying eviction court outcomes,” Summers said. “With eviction complaints comprising nearly a quarter of all civil filings, it’s crucial we develop policies that address the myriad ways tenants are systemically disadvantaged in the cases and ultimately harmed. I am very grateful to my mentors and colleagues for encouraging and supporting me in this project.”

The selection committee also recognized the following paper as honorable mention:

The AALS Committee to Review Scholarly Papers for the 2023 Annual Meeting included distinguished legal scholars from around the country:

  • Martin H. Belsky, University of Akron School of Law
  • Talia Gillis, Columbia Law School
  • Andrew Guzman, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, Chair
  • Sarah B. Lawsky, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Troy A. Mckenzie, New York University School of Law
  • Sidney D. Watson, Saint Louis University School of Law

The competition is now in its 37th year, and the awards will be presented during a ceremony at the AALS Annual Meeting on January 5, 2023.