Allen Mendenhall’s Mom Names Most Influential Southern Female Author

When SLR contributor Allen Mendenhall asked his mother, Julie,  for her most influential read by a Southern female author, she chose the Pulitzer Prize winning, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

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About Allen Mendenhall

Allen Mendenhall is associate dean at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and executive director of the Blackstone & Burke Center. His books include Literature and Liberty (2014), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon (2017), The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington (2017) (editor), and Lines from a Southern Lawyer (2017). Visit his website at

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