ABA recently announced a new Legal Fiction contest for short legal stories, sponsored by Southwestern Law School. Entries must be 5,000 words or less and previously unpublished. Submissions are due by 6:00pm on March 15, 2011 via email.
Ten winning stories will appear in the Journal of Legal Education, published by the Association of American Law Schools. The publication is sponsoring the contest along with Southwestern Law School, according to the National Law Journal and a press release. The 10 winning stories, along with 10 runners up, will also be published online. The authors will retain the copyright.
Contest judges are Michael Connelly, author of The Lincoln Lawyer; Marshall Goldberg, a TV and movie writer who worked on L.A. Law and Paper Chase; Charles Rosenberg, legal consultant for Paper Chase, L.A. Law and Boston Legal; and author Denise Hamilton.