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The Resource Taking the stand : my life in the law, Alan Dershowitz

Taking the stand : my life in the law, Alan Dershowitz

Label
Taking the stand : my life in the law
Title
Taking the stand
Title remainder
my life in the law
Statement of responsibility
Alan Dershowitz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • The esteemed Harvard lawyer and best-selling author of Chutzpah describes his career and the cases that have changed American jurisprudence throughout the past half century, providing coverage of such topics as his early academic struggles, his clerking work for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg and his role in such cases as the O.J. Simpson trial and the Leona Helmsley defense
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dershowitz, Alan M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dershowitz, Alan M
  • Lawyers
  • Jewish lawyers
  • Law teachers
  • Freedom of speech
  • Capital punishment
Label
Taking the stand : my life in the law, Alan Dershowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 474-510) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 518 pages
Isbn
9781107034624
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013022762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022950510
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)849740874
Label
Taking the stand : my life in the law, Alan Dershowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 474-510) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 518 pages
Isbn
9781107034624
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013022762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022950510
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)849740874

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