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Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

38 ABA Journal Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction articles.

John Grisham on Grappling with Race, the Death Penalty; and Lawyers ‘Polluting Their Own Profession’

John Grisham isn’t certain what’s happened to the image of lawyers in the five decades since To Kill A Mockingbird was published. But he’s fairly sure that his readers might…

Harper Lee Stopped Writing Due to Pressure and Publicity, Friend Says

Why did Harper Lee stop writing after her first, highly celebrated attempt? Because she said what she wanted to in To Kill A Mockingbird, the Birmingham News

Meeting Miss Nelle: Ala. Lawyer Has a Rare Encounter with the Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

John Grisham Wins First Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

John Grisham’s The Confession, a novel that chronicles the gut-wrenching politics of a last-ditch death penalty appeal in Texas, has been named the winner of the inaugural Harper Lee Prize…

Vote for the Best Legal Novel of the Year

To honor the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, the ABA Journal and the University of Alabama School of Law have created the

Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction Nominations Are Open

Nominations are now open for the inaugural Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

The prize, announced in September and created in honor…

50 Years Later, Harper Lee’s ‘Mockingbird’ Still a Cautionary Tale for Our Times, AG Holder Says

It’s been 50 years since Harper Lee published her now-famous book To Kill a Mockingbird. But her fictional tale of racial injustice, focused on a Southern lawyer’s efforts to defend…