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Frank, Beatrice Silverstein; 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 Bea Frank's experiences as a law student, one of few women at the Cornell Law School in the early 1950s, the path that led her to work on issues of consumer protection and clinical law teaching at NYU. (Duration 57:28) 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
Frank, Beatrice Silverstein; LLB 1953; Law as a career choice for women; Paltrow, Barbara Goldstein; Gootnick, Margery; LSAT; One woman per section; Veterans in the student body; Student attire; Absence of faculty hostility to women students; Pleasant, comfortable atmosphere; Student organizations, fraternities; ROTA; Schlesinger, Rudolf B.; Stevens, Robert S.; Thompson, George J.; Cardozo, Michael H.; Parental support; Minimal placement assistance; Beginning practice in NYC; Sixty dollars a week; Lack of practical knowledge; Matthew Bender; Children; Consumer Help Center; NYU; Channel 13; Amsterdam, Anthony G.; Consumer Protection Clinic; Clinical teaching; Knowing how to listen; Not making assumptions; Tension between clinical and classroom faculty; McKay, Robert B.; Bar of the City of New York; Interpreters in the courts; Bar grievance system; Mount Sinai Institutional Review Board; Frank, Lloyd; Cornell Law School, small, sense of community