Blassberg, Franci J.
Blassberg, Franci J.; 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 contains an interview with Franci J. Blassberg, Cornell Law School class of 1977, covering the path that led her to law school, her experience while a student, and her subsequent career, with Debevoise & Plimpton. (Duration 26:52) 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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Cornell Law School
Blassberg, Franci J.; Cornell, Arts and Sciences; Parkman, Rev. Ebenezer; Joint Arts-Law program; Macneil, Ian R.; Clermont, Kevin M.; Joining a large, New York City firm; Corporate practice; Changes in practice, more transparency, more a business; Greater specialization; Greater firm focus on training young lawyers; More knowledgeable clients; Arriving at law school as the number of women reached critical mass; Some law firms subject to consent decrees requiring the hiring of women; Expanded agenda for legal education; Clinical education; International courses; Public interest; Challenges confronting young lawyers; Gender issues in law practice; Need to keep lawyers during child-rearing years; Part-time associates and partners; Law firms and CLE; JD 1977