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Siegfried Hesse: Free Speech Movement Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Hesse, Siegfried
Interviewer(s):
Rubens, Lisa
Title:
Siegfried Hesse: Free Speech Movement Oral History Project
Abstract:
Siegfried Hesse graduated from Boalt School of Law in 1950 and was working for the Continuing Education of the Bar at UC Berkeley. He volunteered to help students who were cited by the University at the beginning of FSM and became a critical part of the legal defense throughout FSM. In this interview he discusses the political leanings of the defense attorneys, architecting a strategy to represent the students in one unit, reckoning with defendants’ waiving their right to a jury trial and drafting appellate briefs.
Subject area(s):
Education and University of California
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
1999
Project:
Free Speech Movement
Oskicat record:
b22248411
Rights:
Hesse, Siegfried . "Siegfried Hesse: Free Speech Movement Oral History Project." Interview by Lisa Rubens in 1999. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2014.