Schlesinger, Rudolf B. - Clip 02
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Schlesinger, Rudolf B.; Bruce, Thomas R.
From the video archives of the Cornell Law School Heritage Project. The interviewer-videographer is Thomas R. Bruce. This video covers Rudolf Schlesinger's reflections on the distinctive features that held him at Cornell Law School, changes in the composition of the student body and legal education generally, and his approach to comparative law. (Duration 35:24) 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
Schlesinger, Rudolf B.; Cornell Law School; Small size; Location; Community; Collegiality; Relationships between faculty and students; Stevens, Robert S.; Women law students; Increased diversity; Admissions selectivity; Changes in pedagogy; Socratic method; Media in legal education; Clinical education; Theory in legal education; Different pedagogy in upper-class courses; Increasing complexity and scope of law; Comparative attractions of teaching first-year and upper-class students; Politicizing law teaching; Objectives of legal education; Comparative law; Legal systems of the world; Common law; Civil law; Socialist law