Mailing Address:
Creative Writing Program
English Department
University of Notre Dame
233 Decio Hall
Notre Dame IN 46556

Email: pspinell@nd.edu

Education: 
Georgetown University, BA in English
Cornell University, JD of Law

Area of writing: Prose

Biography

Phillip is a first-year MFA candidate with a concentration in fiction. He graduated from Georgetown University many moons ago with a BA in English and Philosophy.  Shortly after undergrad he attended Cornell Law school and then toiled as an attorney for six years. The lesson taken from that experience: sometimes we come to know who we are by learning what we are not. 

As for his writing, to borrow a phrase from that former life: the documents speak for themselves.