Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer for 24 years, nearly half of his lifetime. In celebration of one of the nation’s best known presidents and in homage to his life traveling a city-to-city circuit providing legal help, the Indiana State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section offers “Why Lincoln Was a Lawyer.” The community outreach program matches area lawyers with schools statewide and provides a one-hour presentation about Lincoln’s life, career and the impact he made on this nation. The Indiana Supreme Court has also provided a creative classroom curriculum for elementary and middle school children.
Watch history come alive across the state. Hundreds of Hoosier schools have participated in learning more about “Honest Abe” and his childhood growing up in southern Indiana since the program launched in 2009. Visit our pages and learn more about this classroom initiative described by teachers and lawyers alike as a remarkable learning opportunity.