The First Annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

The University of Alabama is pleased to announce a new award for legal fiction in honor of one of its most famous residents and former students, novelist Harper Lee. In 1960, Lee’s first (and only) novel To Kill a Mockingbird was published, to both popular and critical acclaim. Since that time, TKAM has become of staple of both high school and college curriculums.

The “Prize will be given to the published book-length work of fiction that best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society, and their power to effect change.”

Unfortunately, even if you have the next great legal thriller sitting in your desk drawer or on your flashdrive, consideration for this award will only be given to works published (with an ISBN number) in 2010. But hey, it’s an annual award, so maybe next year!

For full details on the Prize, including how to vote and who will judge, please click here.