Paul L. Caron

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Rising 3L Wins ABA Legal Short Fiction Award

ABA Journal, Law Student's First Fictional Work Wins ABA Journal's 2022 Ross Writing Contest:

ToubA law student planning to enter his third career is the winner of the 2022 ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction.

The winning author is 31-year-old Frank Toub, who is entering his third year at the Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, Tennessee. His short story, “Dope Fiend,” is his first stab at fiction writing.

Toub is a former project engineer and Army veteran who decided to go to law school on the GI Bill. ...

This is the second year in a row that the winner of the writing contest is a law student at Belmont. The school holds a legal fiction workshop to help students hone their writing skills.

The ABA Journal Board of Editors selected the winner from finalists picked by ABA Journal editors and writers. The contest sought original fictional stories of no more than 5,000 words that illuminate the role of the law or lawyers in modern society. Entries were judged on creativity, plot exposition, legal insight and character development. “Dope Fiend” will be available to read on the ABA Journal website beginning the week of Thanksgiving.

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