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Lincoln Legal Career Links

Lincoln is so strongly identified with his presidency that his long career as a lawyer in Illinois has received too little attention. A recent exception is the Lincoln Legal Papers, an outstanding documentary history of his law practice from 1836 to 1861. This ongoing project is part of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln.

Books and Documents

  • Lincoln's Advice to Lawyers*
  • Books about Lincoln's Legal Career*
  • Lincoln's Notes for a Law Lecture*
  • Lincoln Legal Papers Curricula (Papers of Abraham Lincoln)
  • Lincoln Legal Practice on DVD-ROM*
  • The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln Second Edition (Papers of Abraham Lincoln)
  • The Papers of Abraham Lincoln Series I (Papers of Abraham Lincoln)

    Commentary

  • A Genius for Friendship: Lincoln as Lawyer (Claremont Institute)
  • Dalby Revisited: A New Look at Lincoln's "Most Far-Reaching Case" in the Illinois Supreme Court (JALA)
  • "Terrific in Denunciation" -- Taking a New Look at Lincoln the Lawyer (Humanities)
  • The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: A Narrative Overview (Papers of Abraham Lincoln)
  • The Lawyer as Peacemaker: Law and Community in Abraham Lincoln's Slander Cases (JALA)

    Places

  • Abraham Lincoln's Supreme Court*
  • Beardstown Courthouse*
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Lincoln Markers (HMDB)
  • Herndon on Lincoln: An Unknown Interview with a List of Books in the Lincoln & Herndon Law Office (pdf) (JISHS)
  • Lincoln Law Career Photo Tour*
  • Lincoln's Law Office*
  • Metamora Courthouse*
  • Mt. Pulaski Courthouse*
  • Old State Capitol*
  • Old State Capitol Photo Tour*
  • Postville Courthouse*

    *Indicates pages created by Abraham Lincoln Online

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