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
Date Written: 2004
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.
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