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Published: 19 Jan 2011

Everyone has a story to tell and many of these stories can be found in the unexpected domain of legal cases, real or literary. This month’s cover story looks at three initiatives that consider the meeting of fact with fiction. 

Nora Ahmed, a 3rd-year Law student, travels cautiously: she's had her passport taken away by customs and immigration officers, her baggage removed from a plane, and been warned that she may be brought in for questioning by the FBI. Ahmed’s family is Muslim and that fact, along with her surname, generates assumptions about her identity...

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