Professor Paul Finkelman
, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law, delivered the talk "How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator" at the "James Oliver Horton Symposium on Abraham Lincoln
" in Hawaii on May 25 and 26, 2013.
On May 18, 2013, Professor Finkelman gave a lecture on Baseball and the Rule of Law to the regional meeting of the American College of Trial Lawyers and then participated on a panel on doping along with Rusty Hardin, the attorney who represented Roger Clemens; and Richard Pound, a member of the International Olympic Committee and the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Professor Finkelman also gave a plenary talk on "Baseball and the Rule of Law" at the 2013 Federal Bench and Bar Conference for the Eastern District of Kentucky on May 14, 2013.
On May 9, 2013, Professor Finkelman co-taught, with Judge Louis H. Schiff, a day-long CLE for Florida judges on "Court - A Lot More Like Baseball Than You Thought: Rules, Fairness and Calling the Close Ones" at the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies, sponsored by the Florida Supreme Court.
He participated in a panel on "Lincoln, Lieber, and the Law of War from 1863 to 9/11" for The Lincoln Group of D.C. at the U.S. District Court House in Washington, D.C., on May 4, 2013.
He gave a presentation at the conference "Congress, the Home Front and the Civil War" on May 3, 2013.