Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Executive Power: The Lincolnian Legacy

The Government Law Center of the Albany Law School is co-sponsoring a symposium on "Lincoln's Legacy: Enduring Lessons of Executive Power," to be held at the law school on September 30-October 1, 2009. The announcement explains:

This will be a particularly timely look at Abraham Lincoln's exercise of presidential power while exploring its modern relevance. The symposium corresponds with a year-long national celebration of the Bicentennial of the birth of our sixteenth president.

The program opens at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, will a presentation by Lewis Lehrman of the Lehrman Institute on "Abraham Lincoln as an American Leader," followed by a reception at 7 p.m.

Other confirmed speakers to date are Prof. Angela Alexander; Ms. Emily Brennan, Brennan Center, NYU; Prof. Ray Brescia, Albany Law School; Prof. Paul Finkelman, Albany Law School; Dr. Louis Fisher, Library of Congress; Dr. Mark Graber, University of Maryland School of Law; Dr. Timothy Huebner, Rhodes College; Prof. Neil Kinkopf, Georgia State School of Law; Dr. Thomas C. Mackey, University of Louisville; Prof. Christian Sundquist, Albany Law School; Prof. Renee Redman, University of Connecticut School of Law; Dr. Abraham Wagner, Columbia SIPA; Dr. Jenny Wahl, Carleton College; and Hon. Frank Williams of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

For more information, contact Ali Chaudhry at 518-472-5863,