Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lincoln as a Legal Writer

Judith D. Fischer (University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law) has written an article on "Abraham Lincoln as a Legal Writer."  Her article draws upon documents that recently became available on line as well as secondary sources that show how Lincoln developed as a legal writer.  The article discusses some of the characteristics that made Lincoln's writing so eloquent.

This is a short paper (16 pages, double-spaced) and an enjoyable, quick read.  Have a look at it now while you are grading papers (it may save your sanity) or save it for your summer "to read on the beach (in Marco Island Florida)" pile.  You will find some gems in here for your lecture notes.

Click here for the link to download the paper.

Hat tip to Ralph Brill


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