Faculty Eric M. Freedman, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law

Published on January 3, 2011 | by LawNews

Prof. Eric Freedman Comments on the Work of Celebrated Legal Librarian Morris L. Cohen

Morris L. Cohen, Leader Among Legal Librarians, Dies at 83
By Dennis Hevesi
New York Times
December 26, 2010


“He brought together obscure legal, historical, political and cultural sources that enabled researchers to have the most cross-disciplinary, in-depth framework within which to study legal issues,” said Eric M. Freedman, a professor of constitutional law at Hofstra University.

“To do a legal article, you can’t confine yourself to court decisions,” Professor Freedman continued. “Like slavery; there are surely millions of sources on slavery. But if you wanted to know about the diet of slaves in the South to prove a legal thesis about their ability to physically resist their masters, you would want to consult Cohen’s works.”

Read the full letter at nytimes.com.

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