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Alan Dershowitz

Screenwriter / Lawyer | * 09/01/1938 (83) | New York, New York (United States of America (USA))
Alan Morton Dershowitz (born September 1, 1938) is an American lawyer known for his work in U.S. constitutional law and American criminal law. He taught at Harvard Law School from 1964 through 2013, where he was appointed as the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law in 1993. Dershowitz is a regular media contributor, political commentator, and legal analyst. Dershowitz is known for taking on high-profile and often unpopular causes and clients. As of 2009, he had won 13 of the 15 murder and attempted murder cases he handled as a criminal appellate lawyer. Dershowitz has represented celebrity clients including Mike Tyson, Patty Hearst, Leona Helmsley, Julian Assange, and Jim Bakker. Major legal victories have included two successful appeals that overturned convictions, first for Harry Reems in 1976, followed by Claus von Bülow in 1984 who had been convicted for the attempted murder of his wife, Sunny. In 1995, Dershowitz served as the appellate adviser on the O. J. Simpson murder trial, part of the legal "Dream Team", alongside Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey. Dershowitz was a member of the defense team for Harvey Weinstein in 2018 and for the first impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in 2020. He was a member of the legal defense team for Jeffrey Epstein and helped to ne... ()
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Alan Morton Dershowitz is an American lawyer and academic. He is a scholar of United States constitutional law and criminal law and a noted civil libertarian. He began his teaching career at Harvard Law School where, in 1967, at the age of 28, he became the youngest full professor of law in its history.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | History | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Alan Dershowitz

Guggenheim Fellowship Honorary Doctor of Tel Aviv University

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Movies with Alan Dershowitz as Actor(15)

TV Shows/Series with Alan Dershowitz as Actor(5)

Movies with Alan Dershowitz as Crew(2)

Writing/Novel1997 The Advocate's Devil
Writing/Book1990 Reversal of Fortune

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Full Name: Alan Dershowitz
Born: Thursday, 09/01 1938 (September) in New York, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 83 years + 19 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Brooklyn College, Yale Law School, Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy
Employer: Harvard University
Other names for Alan Dershowitz (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Alan M. Dershowitz"
Alan Dershowitz frequently works together with these people:
Larry King (6x, Actor)
Al Franken (5x, Actor)
Kevin Bacon (4x, Actor)
Jonathan Demme (4x, Crew)
Stephen Colbert (4x, Actor)
Nelofer Pazira (4x, Crew)
Barbara Walters (4x, Actress)
John Lithgow (3x, Actor)
Raven-Symoné (3x, Actress)
Conan O'Brien (3x, Actor)
Diane Sawyer (3x, Actress)
Ralph Nader (3x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:487749, Added: 10/04/2018, Last updated: 09/05/2021