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Alan Dershowitz: A Global Law Star

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On top of defending perhaps one of the most wanted men in the world, the Wikileaks mastermind Julian Assange, Dershowitz has recently been hired by the former president of the Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, to defend him in a case regarding a murder of Georgiy Gongadze, an investigative journalist who was kidnapped and murdered over ten years ago, back in 2000.

Dershowitz gave a statement regarding his new position on the former Ukranian leader's legal team, stating, ''I look forward to contributing my experience as a defense lawyer and specialist on forensic evidence to this case. I am especially committed to the search for truth in this case.'' The statement was given through a spokesman for Kuchma.

Dershowitz, who joined the Harvard Law faculty back in 1964, has served as council for some of the most highly publicized trials in history.

Back in 1995, Dershowitz served as an appellate adviser to the O.J. Simpson defense team. After that trial, Dershowitz wrote the book Reasonable Doubts: The Criminal Justice System and the O.J. Simpson Case.

In the book, Dershowitz writes that the O.J. Simpson trial ''will not rank as one of the trials of the century. It will not rank with the Nuremberg trials, the Rosenberg trial, Sacco and Vanzetti. It is on par with Leopold and Loeb and the Lindbergh case, all involving celebrities.'' He also wrote that ''it is also not one of the most important cases of my own career. I would rank it somewhere in the middle in terms of interest and importance.''

Dershowitz's resume takes him across the legal spectrum, defending Harry Reems in a successful appeal over charges of distributing obscenity. Reems was an actor in Deep Throat, one of the first widely distributed pornographic films. Dershowitz successfully argued that the film was protected by the First Amendment.

Dershowitz is also no stranger to murder cases. In addition to his work on the O.J. Simpson trial, Dershowitz also represented Claus Von Bulow, a British socialite who was convicted on charges of attempted murder back in 1984. Dershowitz successfully appealed von Bulow's conviction, which was overturned. Von Bulow was later acquitted during a retrial.

In addition to defending many high profile clients, Dershowitz has also been a supporter of animal rights, writing that humans have a ''special responsibility to be fair and compassionate to those on whom we impose our rules. Hence the argument for animal rights.''

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