Pitt Law 2L Brianna Bell has been named a top ten finalist for a national storytelling competition, BYU LawStories on the Mainstage. Brianna, a current Semester in DC participant, will share her story about her DC externship experience to a radio audience, at a live storytelling event in Utah and with LSAC. Brianna is working with an organization in DC that represents children living in deplorable housing conditions.
BYU LawStories on the Mainstage has been an annual storytelling initiative that allows law students to meld law, personal experience, and the art of storytelling in written and oral forms to further prepare for their legal careers. Participants were asked to submit a nonfiction narrative of 1,000 to 1,500 words that ties together their life and the law. A panel of expert storytellers and judges select ten submissions whose authors will receive an expenses-paid trip to Utah, March 11-14, 2020. The storytellers will present their stories at BYU LawStories on the Mainstage. Before their presentations, participants will receive a half-day seminar on storytelling taught by Sam Payne, who hosts “The Apple Seed” – a national radio show on storytelling and will record their stories for broadcast at the state-of-the-art BYURadio studios. On Friday, March 13, the storytellers will travel to Moab to visit one of Utah’s iconic national parks.