Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Lawyer

AMERICA'S LAWYER PRESIDENTS: FROM LAW OFFICE TO THE OVAL OFFICE, pp. 128-137, Norman Gross, ed., Northwestern University Press, 2004

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Paul Finkelman

Gratz College; Albany Law School

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

In this article, Professor Finkelman discusses the legal career of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln is often recognized as one of the United States’ greatest presidents and certainly the most active in his legal career, practicing right up until his inauguration. Professor Finkelman asserts that Lincoln’s legal career had a tremendous influence on his political career, especially in regards to his opinions on slavery.

Keywords: Lincoln

Suggested Citation

Finkelman, Paul, Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Lawyer (2004). AMERICA'S LAWYER PRESIDENTS: FROM LAW OFFICE TO THE OVAL OFFICE, pp. 128-137, Norman Gross, ed., Northwestern University Press, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1487644

Paul Finkelman (Contact Author)

Gratz College ( email )

7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027
United States

Albany Law School

NY
United States

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