Alan Morton Dershowitz is an American attorney, political commentator, and jurist. He has spent the past fifty years practicing the law and is well recognized for handling a number of high-profile legal cases. As a criminal appellate attorney, Alan has won fifteen, which is a high percentage of the dozens of attempted murder and murder cases he has managed. The attorney has represented several celebrities, which include Jim Bakker, Mike Tyson, and Patty Hearst. His most prominent cases include his role as an appellate consultant in the O.J. Simpson case, and for overturning the conviction of Claus von Bulow in 1984.
In addition to his consulting and appellate practice, Alan is a Professor at Harvard Law School. In 1967, at the age of twenty eight, he became the youngest full professor of law in its history. Since 1993, Alan has held the Felix Frankfurter professorship at Harvard.
The professor has published more than one hundred articles in journals and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, The New Republic, Saturday Review, Commentary, The Yale Law Journal and the Harvard Law Review. Alan has also written 30 books about law and politics, including The Case for Peace
(2005); Rights From Wrongs: A Secular Theory of the Origins of Rights
(2004); The Case for Israel
(2003); Reasonable Doubts: The Criminal Justice System and the O.J. Simpson Case
(1991) and Reversal of Fortune: Inside the von Bülow Case
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