Gregory Ablavsky, assistant professor of law, was unanimously voted winner of the 2015 Cromwell Article Prize. Awarded by the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation and the American Society for Legal History, the $5,000 prize is offered for an outstanding article on American legal history published by an early career scholar.

Ablavsky’s winning article, “The Savage Constitution,” was published in the Duke Law Journal in February 2014. It argues that Indian affairs played a more significant role in the drafting of the Constitution than previously recognized. Ablavsky’s scholarship focuses on early American legal history, particularly on issues of sovereignty, territory, and property in the early American West. He joined the Stanford Law faculty in 2015.