Cramton, Roger C. - Clip 01

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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 the circumstances under which Roger Cramton came to Cornell Law School as dean, his deanship and public service activities, and his subsequent teaching and scholarship in the field of professional responsibility. (Duration 59:13) 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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Cramton, Roger C.; Departure from his position as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, 1973; Nixon White House unhappy with his position on Presidential powers; Coming to Cornell Law School as dean, 1973; American Bar Foundation studies of legal education; Faculty recruitment, responding to retirements and expanding faculty; Dimensions of faculty diversity; Introduction of faculty workshops; Building stronger relationship with rest of university; Legal Aid Clinic; First-year small section program; Writing requirement; Cornell Law Forum as a vehicle for making the school's quality better known; Encouraging faculty scholarship; Summer research stipends; Need for additional space; Expansion of student financial aid; Corson, Dale; Rhodes, Frank H.T.; Alumni financial support; Public service; Legal Services Corporation Board; Kutak, Robert J.; Ehrlich, Thomas; Bamberger, Clinton; Carrington, Paul D.; Rosenberg, Maurice; State appellate court reform; Hruska Commission; US Circuit Courts of Appeal; Cramton Commission; ABA Task Force on Lawyer Competency; Journal of Legal Education; AALS Presidency; Summer CLE programs; Faculty skit; Role of the dean; Professional responsibility; Legal ethics; Law governing lawyers; American Law Institute (ALI); Revision of New York legal ethics rules; Sarbanes-Oxley Act


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