Panelists will discuss the life of Abraham Lincoln, the country’s 16th president, who practiced law throughout the state before entering the White House. Although Lincoln is revered throughout the country, this panel has studied his practice of law and will comment on how ethical he really was. The Rules of Professional Conduct will be discussed, comparing the setting of Lincoln’s time to today.
Roger Billings, Professor, Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Mark Steiner, Professor, South Texas College of Law Author of “An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln”
Vincent Vitullo, Professor Emeritus, DePaul University College of Law Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 2:30-4:30pm
Place: Live broadcast via the internet from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 North Sixth Street, Springfield, IL