Alan Dershowitz

discusses

Taking the Stand:
My Life in the Law

$5 tickets on sale now. Please note the change of time and venue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

This event includes a book signing

Time and venue changed to 7:30pm at First Parish Church Meetinghouse

Date

Nov
6
Wednesday
November 6, 2013
8:30 PM

Location

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$5.00 - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome Harvard Law School professor and famed defense lawyer ALAN DERSHOWITZ for a discussion of his book Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law.

In Taking the Stand, Dershowitz reveals the evolution of his own thinking on such fundamental issues as censorship and the First Amendment, civil rights, abortion, homocide, and the increasing role that science plays in a legal defense. He describes his struggles academically at Yeshiva High School and growing up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, his successes at Yale, clerking for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, and his appointment to full professor at Harvard Law School at age 28—the youngest professor in the school's history. Dershowitz went on to work on many celebrated and high-profile cases, from appealing (successfully) Claus Von Bulow's conviction for the murder of his wife Sunny, to the O.J. Simpson trial, to defending Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley, Patty Hearst, and countless others. He is currently part of the legal team advising Julian Assange.

"One of the most high-profile lawyers in America, known for his work on newsworthy cases...raises provocative questions about the many dilemmas in modern American jurisprudence, including those related to the separation of church and state, affirmative action, human rights, and the right to privacy. Dershowitz offers much of interest...” —Publishers Weekly

Please note the change of time and venue from the Brattle Theatre at 6pm to First Parish Church Meetinghouse at 7:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Alan Dershowitz
Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz

Alan 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,' 'the top lawyer of last resort,' and 'America's most public Jewish defender.' He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Dershowitz, a graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale Law School, joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25 after clerking for Judge David Bazelon and Justice Arthur Goldberg. While he is known for defending clients such as Anatoly Sharansky, Claus von B'low, O.J. Simpson, Michael Milken and Mike Tyson, he continues to represent numerous indigent defendants and takes half of his cases pro bono. Dershowitz is the author of 20 works of fiction and non-fiction, including 6 bestsellers.

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First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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