Chief Expert Witness in Alabama Ten Commandments Monument Case Presents CLE Program

Mar 28, 2008, 01:00 ET from Albany Law School

    ALBANY, N.Y., March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albany Law School
 Professor Paul Finkelman, a nationally known constitutional law expert and
 chief expert witness in the Alabama Ten Commandments monument case, will
 present a two hour continuing legal education program on the
 constitutional, ethical, and legal issues surrounding public displays of
 religious monuments.
     The CLE program titled, "Ten Commandments on the Courthouse Lawn," will
 be held on Thursday, April 10, from 12 pm - 2pm at The Cornell Club, New
 York, N.Y.
     Professor Finkelman is the President William McKinley Distinguished
 Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School. His scholarship on
 religious monuments in public space was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in
 Van Orden v. Perry (2005).
     Finkelman is a nationally known expert in constitutional law, American
 legal history, race and the law, and legal issues surrounding baseball. He
 is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and more than twenty
 books. He was a Fellow in Law and the Humanities at Harvard Law School and
 received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago. He was also a
 key witness in the suit over who owned Barry Bonds' 73rd home run ball. His
 work on legal history and constitutional law has been cited by numerous
 courts and in many appellate briefs.
     For more information or to register, contact Tammy Weinman at (518)
 445-3210 or Attendees will receive 2 credit hours, 1
 hour of professional practice and 1 hour of ethics. Cost for luncheon is
     Albany Law School is an accredited provider of Continuing Legal
 Education in New York state.
     ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is a small, independent private school in the heart
 of New York State's capital since 1851. As the oldest law school in New
 York State and the oldest independent law school in the nation, the
 institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a
 committed faculty. Several nationally recognized programs -- including the
 Government Law Center and the Albany Law Clinic and Justice Center --
 provide opportunities for students to apply classroom learning. Students
 have access to New York's highest court, federal courts and the state
 legislature, as well as a thriving tech-based economy, leading to an
 employment rate for graduates well above the national average for law
 schools for the past 26 years.

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