Taking the Stand

Taking the Stand

My Life in the Law

Book - 2013
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Alan Dershowitz has been called the "winningest appellate criminal defense lawyer in history." He has led or been part of the defense team for such storied clients as Bill Clinton, Julian Assange, O. J. Simpson, Claus von Bülow, Mia Farrow, Jeffrey MacDonald, Patty Hearst, Mike Tyson, and many more. Here, for the first time, Dershowitz writes about his evolution as a lawyer--how within a few short years he changed from a C-minus student in Yeshiva High School to become the youngest full professor in the history of Harvard Law School. He describes his formative years as a clerk for the United States Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. He discusses the evolution of his thinking over the years as he tackles the subtleties of censorship and the limits of First Amendment law, the ongoing tension between individual freedom and national security, the evolution of civil rights, and why the abortion rights debate hasn't moved forward since Roe v. Wade. Filled with unforgettable cases and vignettes, Taking the Stand is a deeply personal account of one of the legendary legal minds of our time.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307719270
0307719278
0307719294
9780307719294
Branch Call Number: 340.092 DERSHOW
Characteristics: ix, 518 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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ChristchurchLib Aug 18, 2014

"In Taking the Stand, law professor and appellate attorney Alan Dershowitz engagingly narrates his childhood and youth and presents in detail his experiences as a lawyer and teacher. His outgoing personality shines through in this entertaining but highly informative memoir as he presents his views on capital punishment, affirmative action, freedom of speech, and national security, among other controversial topics." Biography and Memoir August 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/8eb0e96e-4e7c-4814-b1a2-b82c2c4fb064?postId=cf320d09-d1e0-4812-a3ee-65df1ca0d49f

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