Paul Finkelman

University of Tulsa School of Law

Paul Finkelman, the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School, is the ninth most cited legal historian according to "Brian Leiter's Law School Rankings." He received his B.A. in American Studies from Syracuse University (1971), his Ph.D. in U.S. history from Chicago (1976), and was a fellow in law and humanities at Harvard Law School (1982-83). Professor Finkelman is the editor of the The Political Lincoln: An Encyclopedia (2009) published by CQ Press and is an advisor to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. He is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books and more than one hundred and fifty scholarly articles on Abraham Lincoln, Constitutional law; American legal history; civil rights, civil liberties, race relations, freedom of religion and separation of church and state; the law of American slavery; Thomas Jefferson, the war on drugs; the electoral college; freedom of speech and press; the second amendment, American race relations, and baseball and law. His books include: Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson (M.E. Sharpe, 2001) Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History (Bedford, 1995); Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court (CQ Press, 2003); The Library of Congress Desk Reference to the Civil War (Simon and Schuster, 2002), American Legal History: Cases and Materials (Oxford, 3rd ed. 2004) and A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States (Oxford, 2002).

Paul Finkelman, the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School, is the ninth most cited legal historian according to "Brian Leiter's Law School Rankings." He received his B.A. in American Studies from Syracuse University (1971), his Ph.D. in U.S. history from Chicago (1976), and was a fellow in law and humanities at Harvard Law School (1982-83). Professor Finkelman is the editor of the The Political Lincoln: An Encyclopedia (2009) published by CQ Press and is an advisor to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. He is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books and more than one hundred and fifty scholarly articles on Abraham Lincoln, Constitutional law; American legal history; civil rights, civil liberties, race relations, freedom of religion and separation of church and state; the law of American slavery; Thomas Jefferson, the war on drugs; the electoral college; freedom of speech and press; the second amendment, American race relations, and baseball and law. His books include: Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson (M.E. Sharpe, 2001) Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History (Bedford, 1995); Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court (CQ Press, 2003); The Library of Congress Desk Reference to the Civil War (Simon and Schuster, 2002), American Legal History: Cases and Materials (Oxford, 3rd ed. 2004) and A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States (Oxford, 2002).

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