Thursday, February 7, 2008

For Lincoln's Birthday Next Tuesday: Kentucky's Lincoln and Brandeis Speak to Young Lawyers

Posted by Alan Childress
Everyone knows Abe Lincoln was born in Kentucky, but I had forgotten that Louis Brandeis was born there 719996_penny too.  Here is a great old post from Kentucky lawyer-blogger Ben Cowgill, 'interviewing' them both about their advice to those entering the legal profession.  It is nicely footnoted and thoughtful.  It is called Old Wisdom for New Lawyers.  One useful exchange:

Cowgill: But I seem to recall that you refused to take vacations as a young lawyer. Did you have a change of heart?

Brandeis: I soon learned that I could do twelve months' work in eleven months, but not in twelve.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2008/02/for-presidents.html

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Thanks for mentioning my article, Alan. We begin our Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration here in Kentucky this weekend. For information about events in the year ahead, visit OurLincoln.org.

~ Ben Cowgill

Posted by: Ben Cowgill | Feb 7, 2008 12:57:53 PM

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