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Monday, December 19, 2011


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Southwestern Law School, Journal of Legal Education Hold Fiction Contest


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The Journal of Legal Education, a publication of the Association of American Law Schools, and Southwestern Law School on Friday announced that they are jointly holding a fiction writing contest.

Submissions must be original short works of fiction related to law school or the practice of law, and 10 winning entries will be published in a future issue of the JLE, a spokesperson for the school said.

Entries will be reviewed anonymously and judged on originality, quality of writing and depth of character by a panel of judges which is set to include novelists Michael Connelly, Denise Hamilton and Charles Rosenberg, along with screenwriter Marshall Goldberg, the spokesperson said.

Connolly said he is “excited to be involved because it’s been fun for me to include Southwestern in my novels” and he is “always looking for good storytellers.”

The contest, he remarked, “should be interesting,” and “I’m looking forward to what comes in.”

Submissions must be in prose form under 5,000 words and submitted by March 15 to, the school said.


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