Via Connie Crosby & Library Boy, it was announced earlier this week that UBC Press has won the Canadian Association of Law Libraries’ Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing for their publication, Canadian Yearbook of International Law.
The Canadian Yearbook of International Law has been published since 1963, and
“is issued annually under the auspices of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association (Canadian Society of International Law) and the Canadian Council on International Law. It contains articles of lasting significance in the field of international legal studies; a notes and comments section; a digest of international economic law; a section on current Canadian practice in international law (including recent parliamentary declarations and Canadian treaty actions); a digest of important Canadian cases in the fields of public and private international law; and a book reviews section.”
UBC Press is in good company – previous winners of the Hugh Lawford Award include legal heavyweights Slaw.ca, Maritime Law Book, CanLII, Carswell, Irwin Law, Quicklaw, and Canada Law Book. The Award recognizes excellence in legal publishing and “was initiated as a means of acknowledging the work that is done by publishers to provide the legal profession with high quality materials for use in understanding and researching the law”.
Congratulations, UBC Press!