Did Lincoln deserve his reputation as the Great Emancipator? Did he free the slaves? Why did he wait so long? What were the consequences of the Emancipation Proclamation? These and other questions will be explored by Paul Finkelman, John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of Legal History, during the Robert R. Wilson Lecture entitled "How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln, and the Problem of Ending Slavery."
The Duke way
» Public service is a core value of the legal profession and central to the Duke Law experience.
Prof. Sam Buell discusses his new book on the rise of criminal behavior in corporations and why it’s so difficult to prosecute.
Duke Environmental Law Newsletter
Read about faculty research and teaching, highlights from the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, and alumni in the field.
A creative transformation
Community Enterprise Clinic handles legal details of shopping center redevelopment