Public Displays of Religious Monuments

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Prof. Paul Finkelman

Date: 04/01/2008

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

ALBANY, N.Y. - 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 twein@albanylaw.edu. Attendees will receive 2 credit hours, 1 hour of professional practice and 1 hour of ethics. Cost for luncheon is $60.

Albany Law School is an accredited provider of Continuing Legal Education in New York state.

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