Friday, September 21, 2007

October 4: "Lincoln and the Law"

If you are interested in Abraham Lincoln’s law career, I suggest a trip to Springfield on October 4.

The 2007 Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series at the University of Illinois in Springfield is titled “Lincoln and the Law.” The program starts at 7 pm in Brookens Auditorium, which is on the lower level of the Brookens Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Like all of the previous lectures in the series, this one features a pair of first-rate scholars who have each written books on Lincoln’s legal career.

Dr. Mark E. Steiner will speak on “‘The Sober Judgement of Courts’: Lincoln, Lawyers, and the Rule of Law.” The American University Presses has named his book, An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln, among the “Best of the Best” for 2007.

Dr. Brian R. Dirck will discuss “Abraham Lincoln: The Lawyer in the White House.” His book, Lincoln the Lawyer, which was published earlier this year, examines how Lincoln’s legal background influenced his presidency.

Cullom Davis, the former director of the Lincoln Legal Papers documentary editing project will moderate the discussion.

The late Phillip Shaw Paludan has organized the Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series since its inception. This year’s program is dedicated to him.

Click Here to read the press release.

For more information, contact the Center for State Policy and Leadership at 217.206.6576.

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