THE ORDER OF THE COIF
                THE  COIF BOOK AWARD

        The Order of the Coif Book Award was established in 1961as a  Triennial award.  The
first award covered the publication period 1961-1963 and was presented in January 1964.
In 2004 the Executive Committee voted to change the award to a Biennial award. 
 
 
  1964 Brainerd Currie (Duke University) SELECTED ESSAYS ON THE CONFLICT OF LAWS  (Durham: Duke University Press, 1963)
  1967 Grant Gilmore (Yale University SECURITY INTERESTS IN PERSONAL PROPERTY (Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1965)
  1970 John P. Dawson (Harvard University)

Herbert L. Packer (Stanford University)

THE ORACLES OF LAW ( Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Law School, 1968)
THE LIMITS OF CRIMINAL SANCTION (Palo Alto, CA  Stanford University Press, 1968)
     1973  John Rawls (Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University) A THEORY OF JUSTICE (Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971)
  1976  Lawrence M. Friedman (Stanford University) A HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW: THE LEGAL SYSTEM:  A SOCIAL SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973)
  1979  James Williard Hurst (University of Wisconsin)

Laurence H. Tribe (Harvard University)

LAW & SOCIAL ORDER IN THE UNITED STATES (Ithaca:  Cornell University Press, 1977)

AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (Mineola, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1978)

  1982  Jesse H. Choper (University of California, Berkeley)

John Hart Ely (StanfordUniversity

JUDICIAL REVIEW AND THE NATIONAL POLITICAL PROCESS: A FUNCTIONAL RECONSIDERATION OF THE ROLE OF THE SUPREME COURT (Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1980) 

DEMOCRACY AND DISTRUST:  A THEORY OF JUDICIAL REVIEW (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980)

  1987 Guido Calabresi (Yale University) A COMMON LAW FOR THE AGE OF STATUTES (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982)
  1990  Ronald Dworkin (New York University) LAWS EMPIRE (Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1986)
  1993 Mary Ann Glendon (Harvard University) THE TRANSFORMATION OF FAMILY LAW: STATE, LAW, AND FAMILY IN THE UNITED STATES AND WESTERN EUROPE (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989)
  1996 Robert C. Ellickson (Yale University)

G. Edward White (University of Virginia)

ORDER WITHOUT LAW: HOW NEIGHBORS SETTLE DISPUTES (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991) 

JUSTICE OLIVER WENDELL  HOLMES: LAW AND THE INNER SELF (New York: Ooxford University  Press, 1993)

  1999 Gerald Gunther (Stanford University) LEARNED HAND: THE MAN  AND THE JUDGE (New York: Knopf, 1994)
  2002  Jerry Mashaw (Yale University)  GREED, CHAOS, AND GOVERNANCE:  USING PUBLIC CHOICE TO IMPROVE PUBLIC LAW (New Haven, CT:  Yale University Press, 1999)
  2004  Charles W. McCurdy (University of Virginia)

Edward A. Purcell, Jr. (New York Law School),

THE ANTI-RENT ERA IN NEW YORK LAW AND POLITICS,1839-1865 (Chapel Hill, NC:  University of North Carolina Press, 2001) 

BRANDEIS AND THE PROGRESSIVE CONSTITUTION:   ERIE, THE JUDICIAL POWER,AND THE POLITICS OF THE FEDERAL COURTS IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA  (New Haven:Yale University Press, 2000)

  2006 John H., Langbein (Yale University) THE ORIGINS OF ADVERSARY CRIMINAL TRIAL (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2003)
  2008 Holly Brewer (North Carolina State University) BY BIRTH OR CONSENT:  THE ANGLO AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN  AUTHORITY (University of North Carolina Press, 2005)
  2010 Risa Goluboff (University of Virginia)  THE LOST PROMISE OF CIVIL RIGHTS (Harvard University Press 2007)
  2012 Margot Canaday (Princeton University) THE STRAIGHT STATE:  SEXUALITY AND CITIZENSHIP IN TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICA (Princeton University Press, 2009)
  2014 Judith Resnik and Dennis E. Curtis (Yale University) REPRESENTING JUSTICE:  INVENTION, CONTROVERSY, AND RIGHTS IN CITY-STATES AND DEMOCRATIC COURTROOMS ( Yale University Press, 2011)