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Collection Details


Collection Name: Legal Professions
Repository Name: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Wilson Library. Manuscript Collection. Southern Oral History Program [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Local Identifier: J.
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/htm/04007.html#d0e32858
Description: The interviews in this series were conducted by students of the University of North Carolina School of Law with prominent lawyers and judges in North Carolina. Most of the interviews deal with the interviewees' families and personal lives as well as with their legal careers and thoughts about the law and the legal profession. Many interviews discuss college and law school experiences at the University of North Carolina and elsewhere, memorable cases, and views on legal ethics. Several interviews, especially those with African-American lawyers or Native-American lawyers and judges, address issues of racial segregation, school integration, and civil rights law. Other interviews address the careers of women in the legal profession. Several interviewees discussed their ideas about the death penalty. Some of the lawyers interviewed are also politicians; several have served in the North Carolina General Assembly or in the United States Congress.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 82
Broad Subjects: Law
ASP Subjects: African American lawyers; Indian lawyers; Judges--North Carolina; Lawyers--North Carolina; North Carolina; Oral history; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004596