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About the Fiction Contest Judges

Journal of Legal Education Home | Volume 62, Number 3 (The Fiction Issue)

Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly, a former newspaper crime reporter, is the author of 24 novels, along with short stories and essays. In his newest novel, The Drop, LAPD detective Harry Bosch tracks a killer on a decades-long crime spree and stumbles into a dark political conspiracy. Two of his novels, Blood Work and The Lincoln Lawyer, have been made into movies. Over 42 million copies of Connelly's books have sold worldwide, and have been translated into 39 foreign languages. His books have won several major fiction prizes in the U.S. and abroad including the Edgar Award, the Maltese Falcon Award (Japan), the .38 Caliber Award (France), and the Premio Bancarella Award (Italy)

Denise Hamilton

Denise Hamilton

Denise Hamilton is an award-winning novelist and journalist. Her best-selling Eve Diamond crime novels feature a reporter who solves murders in contemporary multicultural Los Angeles. In the latest novel in that series, Prisoner of Memory, Hamilton plumbs her own family's Russian heritage to combine Cold War espionage and suspense. Hamilton also edited two anthologies of Los Angeles crime writing, Los Angeles Noir and Los Angeles Noir 2.

Michael Goldberg

Marshall Goldberg

After graduating from Stanford Law School, Marshall Goldberg worked for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and later the Justice Department before heading to Los Angeles to write. His television credits include "L.A. Law," "The Newhart Show," "Silver Spoons" and "It's Gary Shandling's Show." He was head writer for "The Paper Chase," a dramatic series about life at Harvard Law School. More recently, Goldberg served as General Counsel for the Writers Guild of America before returning to television and film writing.

Charles Rosenberg

Charles Rosenberg

Charles Rosenberg is a practicing attorney, law professor, novelist, legal analyst and script consultant to legal television shows. In addition to Death on a High Floor: a Legal Thriller, he is the author of the book The Trial of O.J. Simpson: How to Watch the Trial and Understand What's Really Going On and is a contributing author to the book Lawyers in Your Living Room! Law on Television. Rosenberg was also the legal script consultant to " L.A. Law," "The Practice" and "Boston Legal." He has taught extensively at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, the UCLA School of Law, and the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.