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  • Archive 2015 | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Dissenting Voices Dissenting Voices Speakers Merciful Judgments Transitions Imagining Legality Speech and Silence in American Law Participants Sovereignty Emergency and Legality Participants Legal Doubt Scientific Certainty Participants Imagining a New Constitution Participants Law s History Participants Symposia Podcasts Registration Externships Cross Disciplinary Program Lecture Podcasts Law Journals Archive 2015 TUSCALOOSA Ala For her work in The Secret of Magic Deborah Johnson will receive the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction The prize authorized by Lee and co sponsored by The University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal is given annually to a book length work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change Johnson is the first woman and African American author to win the coveted Prize I am thrilled and I thank The University of Alabama the ABA Journal and the judges so very much for this wonderful honor Johnson said The Secret of Magic was chosen by a distinguished panel of judges They are Wayne Flynt author and Alabama historian Mary McDonagh Murphy independent film and television writer and producer and Michele Norris NPR host and special correspondent The Selection Committee said The Secret of Magic embodies the spirit of To Kill a Mockingbird Unforgettable characters suspense that builds straight to the last pages and straight plain prose all the necessary ingredients to win a prize named for Harper Lee Deborah Johnson does a lovely job Murphy said Johnson s book The Secret of Magic will be honored during a ceremony on Sept 3 at 5 p m at the Library of Congress s Jefferson Building in Washington D C in conjunction with the National Book Festival Following the award presentation the Selection Committee will convene a panel discussion of The Secret of Magic in

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  • Archive 2014 | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Inequity 50 Years Later New York Times v Sullivan A World Without Privacy What Can Should Law Do Speakers Civility Legality and the Limits of Justice Civility Legality and the Limits of Justice Speakers The Structure of Standing at 25 Judge William A Fletcher The Punitive Imagination The Punitive Imagination Speakers Civil Rights in the American Story Civil Rights in the American Story Speakers Knowing the Suffering of Others Speaker List Matters of Faith Matters of Faith Speakers Dissenting Voices Dissenting Voices Speakers Merciful Judgments Transitions Imagining Legality Speech and Silence in American Law Participants Sovereignty Emergency and Legality Participants Legal Doubt Scientific Certainty Participants Imagining a New Constitution Participants Law s History Participants Symposia Podcasts Registration Externships Cross Disciplinary Program Lecture Podcasts Law Journals Archive 2014 For his work in Sycamore Row New York Times bestselling author lawyer and previous Harper Lee Prize winner John Grisham received the 2014 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction The prize authorized by Ms Lee and co sponsored by The University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal is given annually to a book length work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change My thanks to the committee for the selection of Sycamore Row Grisham said I m still admiring the first Harper Lee award It s hard to believe there is now a second one I am deeply humbled Sycamore Row was chosen by a distinguished selection committee including Kevin Blackistone sports columnist ESPN panelist and University of Maryland professor Fannie Flagg New York Times bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café and screenplay of the Academy Award nominated Fried Green Tomatoes Dan Kornstein partner at Kornstein Veisz Wexler Pollard and former Harper Lee panelist Adam

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  • Archive 2013 | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    List Matters of Faith Matters of Faith Speakers Dissenting Voices Dissenting Voices Speakers Merciful Judgments Transitions Imagining Legality Speech and Silence in American Law Participants Sovereignty Emergency and Legality Participants Legal Doubt Scientific Certainty Participants Imagining a New Constitution Participants Law s History Participants Symposia Podcasts Registration Externships Cross Disciplinary Program Lecture Podcasts Law Journals Archive 2013 Paul Goldstein Wins 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction Full Video of Ceremony TUSCALOOSA Ala July 12 2013 For his work in Havana Requiem Professor of Law and Author Paul Goldstein will receive the 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction The prize co sponsored by The University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal celebrates the role of lawyers in society and the ideals represented by Atticus Finch Havana Requiem was chosen by a renowned Selection Committee including New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly syndicated talk show host special correspondent for ABC News Katie Couric co founder and Chief Trial Counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center Morris Dees physician and sister of the University of Alabama Alumna Vivian Malone Jones Dr Sharon Malone and New York Times bestselling author Richard North Patterson Apart from its many other virtues To Kill a Mockingbird was the first the novel to show me that it is possible to write about law and lawyers in a profoundly human as well as literate way More than fifty years later it is impossible to study any of the better lawyer heroes of today s novels without finding Atticus Finch looking back at you I like to think that Michael Seeley the hero of Havana Requiem embodies not only Atticus s integrity but also his unvarnished nobility and the Harper Lee Prize is not only a great honor for me but evidence that perhaps

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  • Archive 2012 | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Participants Law s History Participants Symposia Podcasts Registration Externships Cross Disciplinary Program Lecture Podcasts Law Journals Archive 2012 Michael Connelly s The Fifth Witness Named 2012 Winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction For his work in The Fifth Witness New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly will receive the 2012 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction The Prize co sponsored by The University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal celebrates the role of lawyers in society and the ideals represented by Atticus Finch The Fifth Witness was chosen by a distinguished selection committee including New York Times bestselling novelist Linda Fairstein former U S Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice New York Times bestselling novelist Lisa Scottoline NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg and FOX News Political Analyst Juan Williams When I was 13 and spending hot summer days in the air conditioning afforded by the Fort Lauderdale public library a librarian made me read To Kill a Mockingbird says Connelly I discovered a story about a lawyer who was forthright and willing to do the right thing even at great risk and cost to himself and those he loved That is the definition of hero I have endeavored to capture in my own work This honor tells me I m on the right track Connelly will receive the award during a special ceremony September 20 at 2 p m at the National Press Club in Washington D C Following the award presentation Ron Charles fiction editor of The Washington Post will lead a discussion of The Fifth Witness in relationship to Lee s To Kill a Mockingbird including guest panelists Linda Fairstein Lisa Scottoline Nina Totenberg and Juan Williams About Michael Connelly Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of twenty five novels and one

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  • Press Kit | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Justice Award International Programs The Business of Being a Lawyer Public Interest Institute Symposia Upcoming Symposia Imagining a More Just World LGBT Antidiscrimination Law and Policy After Hobby Lobby 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act Law and Lies Symposium Archives Legal Ethics Surrounding E Discovery and Tech Law Symposium Rhetorical Process and Legal Judgments Symposium Meador Lectures on Equality The Legacy of 1964 Race Gender Inequity 50 Years Later New York Times v Sullivan A World Without Privacy What Can Should Law Do Speakers Civility Legality and the Limits of Justice Civility Legality and the Limits of Justice Speakers The Structure of Standing at 25 Judge William A Fletcher The Punitive Imagination The Punitive Imagination Speakers Civil Rights in the American Story Civil Rights in the American Story Speakers Knowing the Suffering of Others Speaker List Matters of Faith Matters of Faith Speakers Dissenting Voices Dissenting Voices Speakers Merciful Judgments Transitions Imagining Legality Speech and Silence in American Law Participants Sovereignty Emergency and Legality Participants Legal Doubt Scientific Certainty Participants Imagining a New Constitution Participants Law s History Participants Symposia Podcasts Registration Externships Cross Disciplinary Program Lecture Podcasts Law Journals Press Kit Logos Hi Res Logo Hi Res Logo

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  • Grisham’s The Confession Named Inaugural Winner | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Lies Symposium Archives Legal Ethics Surrounding E Discovery and Tech Law Symposium Rhetorical Process and Legal Judgments Symposium Meador Lectures on Equality The Legacy of 1964 Race Gender Inequity 50 Years Later New York Times v Sullivan A World Without Privacy What Can Should Law Do Speakers Civility Legality and the Limits of Justice Civility Legality and the Limits of Justice Speakers The Structure of Standing at 25 Judge William A Fletcher The Punitive Imagination The Punitive Imagination Speakers Civil Rights in the American Story Civil Rights in the American Story Speakers Knowing the Suffering of Others Speaker List Matters of Faith Matters of Faith Speakers Dissenting Voices Dissenting Voices Speakers Merciful Judgments Transitions Imagining Legality Speech and Silence in American Law Participants Sovereignty Emergency and Legality Participants Legal Doubt Scientific Certainty Participants Imagining a New Constitution Participants Law s History Participants Symposia Podcasts Registration Externships Cross Disciplinary Program Lecture Podcasts Law Journals Grisham s The Confession Named Inaugural Winner John Grisham Wins 2011 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction John Grisham Talks to ABA Journal about his 2011 Harper Lee Prize Win To honor the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird The University of Alabama

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  • 2011 Press Kit | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Morris Dees Justice Award International Programs The Business of Being a Lawyer Public Interest Institute Symposia Upcoming Symposia Imagining a More Just World LGBT Antidiscrimination Law and Policy After Hobby Lobby 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act Law and Lies Symposium Archives Legal Ethics Surrounding E Discovery and Tech Law Symposium Rhetorical Process and Legal Judgments Symposium Meador Lectures on Equality The Legacy of 1964 Race Gender Inequity 50 Years Later New York Times v Sullivan A World Without Privacy What Can Should Law Do Speakers Civility Legality and the Limits of Justice Civility Legality and the Limits of Justice Speakers The Structure of Standing at 25 Judge William A Fletcher The Punitive Imagination The Punitive Imagination Speakers Civil Rights in the American Story Civil Rights in the American Story Speakers Knowing the Suffering of Others Speaker List Matters of Faith Matters of Faith Speakers Dissenting Voices Dissenting Voices Speakers Merciful Judgments Transitions Imagining Legality Speech and Silence in American Law Participants Sovereignty Emergency and Legality Participants Legal Doubt Scientific Certainty Participants Imagining a New Constitution Participants Law s History Participants Symposia Podcasts Registration Externships Cross Disciplinary Program Lecture Podcasts Law Journals 2011 Press Kit Logos Hi Res Logo

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  • Event Video – Intro | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Press Kit Event Video Intro Event Video Acceptance Speech Event Video Full Morris Dees Justice Award Farmworker Activist Wins 2007 Morris Dees Justice Award International Programs The Business of Being a Lawyer Public Interest Institute Symposia Upcoming Symposia Imagining a More Just World LGBT Antidiscrimination Law and Policy After Hobby Lobby 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act Law and Lies Symposium Archives Legal Ethics Surrounding E Discovery and Tech Law Symposium Rhetorical Process and Legal Judgments Symposium Meador Lectures on Equality The Legacy of 1964 Race Gender Inequity 50 Years Later New York Times v Sullivan A World Without Privacy What Can Should Law Do Speakers Civility Legality and the Limits of Justice Civility Legality and the Limits of Justice Speakers The Structure of Standing at 25 Judge William A Fletcher The Punitive Imagination The Punitive Imagination Speakers Civil Rights in the American Story Civil Rights in the American Story Speakers Knowing the Suffering of Others Speaker List Matters of Faith Matters of Faith Speakers Dissenting Voices Dissenting Voices Speakers Merciful Judgments Transitions Imagining Legality Speech and Silence in American Law Participants Sovereignty Emergency and Legality Participants Legal Doubt Scientific Certainty Participants Imagining a New Constitution Participants Law s

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