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Paul Finkelman

Paul Finkelman is President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy and Senior Fellow in the Government Law Center, Albany Law School. A specialist in American legal history, race and the law, Finkelman is the author and editor of numerous articles and books, including important studies related to cases related to the Underground Railroad. He is considered to be one of the preeminent scholars on slavery, law, and antebellum culture. His work on religion and legal history is cited in briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court.