The program will examine the presence of the institution of slavery in Indiana despite its prohibition by both the Northwest Ordinance and the Indiana Constitution. The speakers are Professor Paul Finkelman of Albany Law School and Dani Pfaff of the Indiana Historical Bureau. They will discuss the topic of slavery in Indiana with a special emphasis on new details about the case of State v. Lasselle.
Title:The Northwest Ordinance, Slavery, and Indiana
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm.
Host:The Indiana Supreme Court
This is a free CLE event sponsored by the Indiana Supreme Court Legal History Series with support from the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education.
In addition, special sponsors for this CLE include Division of Historic Preservation, DNR; Indiana Historical Bureau; Indiana Women's History Association through a matching grant from the Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities; Pendleton Community Library South Madison Underground Railroad Committee; Friends of the Indiana State Archives.
It has been assigned course number 142229 for 1.5 hours. Registration will be completed at the door.
The Indiana Supreme Court
CLE credit is free and registration with attorney number is at the door.
Per http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/cle/webcast-credit.html, programs presented as a part of the Indiana Supreme Court's Legal History Lecture Series are webcast LIVE free of charge online. If you are not from the Indianapolis area, but are still interested in obtaining CLE credit for watching the webcasts of Legal History Lecture Series programs, you can obtain credit by following these steps:
- Contact the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for application materials.*
*This must be done at least 30 days prior to the webcast.
- Organize a group and location to watch the webcast of the Indiana Supreme Court Legal History Series program.
- Find a person to be responsible for taking attendance.
- Make copies of handouts from the Court’s webpage for the event.
- Arrange for a discussion leader immediately following the webcast.
- Mail attendance sheet back to Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education.
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