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Critically Acclaimed Author Elizabeth Silver ’08 Discusses Law and Storytelling with Temple Law Students

20131105_Law _021Elizabeth Silver '08 returned to Temple Law on November 5th to discuss her critically acclaimed debut novel, The Execution of Noa P. Singleton, and the overlapping worlds of law and storytelling. Professor David Sonenshein facilitated the discussion through a conversational interview in which he and Silver explored her perspective on legal writing as a form of storytelling, with the doctrines of evidence and civil procedure providing context and contour to the narrative.  Silver took questions from the standing room only audience and signed copies of her book after the talk.

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton has received high praise from literary critics and lawyers alike for its exploration of themes like guilt, punishment, and the limits of empathy.  It has recently been optioned for a film.  For more information about the book, please visit www.elizabethlsilver.com

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