Monday, May 2, 2011

Legal History as Continuing Legal Education

Looks like the legal profession has embraced history as part of a lawyer’s continuing legal education even more broadly than I thought. In Saturday’s Weekend Round-Up, I noted that the Dallas Bar Association was offering CLE credit for a session in September with the University of Texas historian Jacqueline Jones. I’ve since learned that Texas lawyers don’t have to wait until the fall. At noon on Thursday, May 5, David Upham of the University of Dallas will make a CLE-accredited presentation to the Dallas Bar Association's Legal History Discussion Group on the topic "Pro-Slavery and Anti-Slavery Interpretations of the 'Privileges and Immunities of Citizens.’” More information is here.

And on Tuesday, May 10, at 5:45, North Carolina lawyers can receive two-hours of CLE credit for a dinner and discussion at the Campbell Law School in Raleigh by the historians Paul H. Bergeron and David O. Stewart on “The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson” (a Raleigh native!). The event is sponsored by the John Locke Foundation’s North Carolina History Project, Campbell Law School, and the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law. Tickets and more information here.

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