Leigh Bienen is a law professor and a criminal defense attorney whose expertise includes sex crimes and capital murder. A lifelong devotee of the theatre and the theatre arts and artists, she has published fiction and non fiction, and a short play of hers was included in a festival of new plays at McCarter Theatre, Princeton. As a Guest Editor for a Special Issue on Theatre in Triquarterly 134, she brought together articles and commentary from theatre artists such as Frank Galati and Mary Zimmerman, among others. Other commentary on theatre include a published interview with David Rabe and various reviews. In addition to her many published books and articles on the law, recent literary publications include: The Left Handed Marriage, and other stories and Florence Kelley, Factory Inspector in 1890’s Chicago, and the Children. The Florence Kelley book was adapted into a three person dramatic reading for presentation at Hull House and other venues in Chicago.