Ferguson, M. Carr - Clip 02
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Ferguson, M. Carr; Martin, Peter W.
From the video archives of the Cornell Law School Heritage Project. The interviewer is Peter W. Martin; the videographer, Jae-Hyon Ahn. This video covers Carr Ferguson's observations on changes in large law firm practice and in legal education during his career. (Duration 21:43) The initial phase of this project was sponsored by a generous grant from the law firm of Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP.
Cornell Law School
Changes in large firm practice; Growth in in-house counsel; Impact of increased rates on nature of matters brought to firms; Increased weight on innovation and creativity; Increased transactional work; Practice has become global; Corporate planning needs to take account of law of many countries; Transactions need to employ contract and custom; Parallel to law merchant; ADR in tax matters; Arbitration; Mediation; Mini-trials; How large firms train young lawyers; Evaluation of partners; Firm management; Changes in the life of a law professor; Sexton, John E.; Collegiality within a specialty versus within an institution; Thoron, Gray; Cornell, a uniquely American university; LLB 1954