168th Commencement: Watch Live
C-SPAN was on campus recently to tape Professor Paul Finkelman's two-hour class on the Dred Scott case, on which Professor Finkelman has written and lectured extensively. The program aired nationally from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Oct. 30
Professor Finkelman, the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School, is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and more than 20 books. He was recently named the ninth most cited legal historian according to "Brian Leieter's Law School Rankings."
He is an expert in areas such as American legal history, race and the law, the law of slavery, constitutional law and legal issues surrounding baseball.
Professor Finkelman was the chief expert witness in the Alabama Ten Commandments monument case, and his scholarship has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Van Orden v. Perry (2005) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010). He was also a key witness in the suit over who owned Barry Bonds' 73rd home run ball.