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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

10 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2009  

Paul Finkelman

University of Pittsburgh, School of Law; Albany Law School - Government Law Center

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

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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

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