Lincoln the Lawyer

Lincoln the Lawyer

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This fascinating history explores Abraham Lincoln's legal career, investigating the origins of his desire to practice law, his legal education, his partnerships with John Stuart, Stephen Logan, and William Herndon, and the maturation of his far-flung practice in the 1840s and 1850s. Brian Dirck also examines Lincoln's clientele, how he charged his clients, and how he addressed judge and jury, as well as his views on legal ethics and the supposition that he never defended a client he knew to be guilty.What the law did to and for Abraham Lincoln, and its important impact on his future presidency

Title:Lincoln the Lawyer
Author:Brian Dirck
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2008-12-01


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