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About the Speaker

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Renowned Defense Attorney and Prominent Scholar on U.S. Constitutional & Criminal Law

Alan Dershowitz​

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Professor Alan M. Dershowitz is a Brooklyn native who has been called "the nation's most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its "most distinguished defenders of individual rights," "the best-known criminal lawyer in the world," and "the top lawyer of last resort."

He has been named America's most "public Jewish Defender," -- the Jewish state's lead attorney in the court of public opinion. He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Harvard Law School.

Dershowitz, a graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale Law School, joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25 - the youngest in the school's history -- and became an Emeritus professor after 50 years of teaching over 10,000 students.

Dershowitz has been called the "winningest" criminal lawyer in modern history and has argued hundreds of appeals in courts throughout the nation. He has won the vast majority of his homicide cases and has never lost a client to the death penalty. He continues to consult actively on both international and domestic criminal and civil liberty cases. He continues to devote half of his practice to pro bono cases and causes.

Dershowitz has written numerous law review articles and books about criminal and constitutional law and taught and lectured about history, philosophy, psychology, literature, mathematics, theology, music, sports - and even delicatessens.

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