Hancock, Stewart F., Jr. - Clip 01
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Hancock, Stewart F., Jr.; Martin, Peter W.
From the video archives of the Cornell Law School Heritage Project. The interviewer is Peter W. Martin; the videographer, Jaesuk Yoo. This video covers Stewart Hancock's experiences as a law student, his time in private practice and as municipal attorney, his run for Congress, and his career as a New York State judge, beginning at the trial level and ending up on the New York Court of Appeals. (Duration 58:08) The initial phase of this project was sponsored by a generous grant from the law firm of Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP.
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Hancock, Stewart F., Jr.; LLB 1950; Naval service; Veterans in the law school student body; GI Bill; Whiteside, Horace E.; Korean War; MacDonald, John W.; Curtiss, W. David; Laube, Herbert D.; Experience as a New York judge; Cornell Law Quarterly; Farnham, William H.; Storey, Elizabeth; Riggs, Henderson; Larson, Arthur; Freeman, Harrop; Hancock & Estabrook; Litigation experience; Walsh, William F.; Municipal counsel; Involvement in local politics; Accepting challenges; Republican candidate for Congress, 1966; Campaigning; Appointed by Governor Rockefeller to Supreme Court, 1971; Supreme Court, Appellate Division; New York Court of Appeals; Changes in the work of trial judge; Relationship with court attendants and lawyers; Booth, Erwin; Challenge of presiding over a well-tried jury trial; Judicial collegiality; Wachtler, Sol