Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are neck-in neck in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination and their experience as lawyers is a source of debate between the two. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, also lawyers, welcome the experts on Lawyer2Lawyer: Professor Paul Finkelman, the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School and Robert J. Spitzer, Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at SUNY Cortland, to discuss lawyers as presidential candidates and presidents. Bob & Craig will also take a look at Obama/Clinton’s actual experience as attorneys.
More than half of the 43 US Presidents have been lawyers! On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we look back throughout history and reflect on the lawyers who used their legal background as a springboard to reach our Nation’s highest office, and compare the backgrounds of the current list of lawyer candidates like Clinton, Edwards and Obama. Law.com blogger and host, J. Craig Williams turns to the experts, Dr. Barbara Perry, Carter Glass Professor of Government and Executive Director, at the Center for Civic Renewal at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, Professor Kinvin Wroth, Professor of Law at Vermont Law School and Professor David H. Bennett, Meredith Professor of History at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, to talk lawyer-presidents. Don’t miss it!