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Marcellus Buchanan, III, was born in 1923 in Sylva, N.C., and speaks about going to UNC for his undergraduate studies and continuing at the UNC School of Law after being discharged from the U.S. Army Air Corps after World War II. He practiced law in his hometown from 1949 to 1967 as a solo practitioner and then served as Superior Court solicitor for twenty years until 1987. He discusses what it was like practicing law in a small, close-knit community, his experience authoring the book Disorder in the Court, and how the practice of law has changed over the years. He mentions a then-upcoming criminal trial he was set to argue alongside his daughter, Christina.

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