I grew up in a community and family with few judges or lawyers. I vividly .. Excerpted from letters to a young lawyer by Alan Dershowitz. Letters to a Young Lawyer by Alan Dershowitz [Basic Books, , xviii +pp. Hard Cover: US$ 22]. Some students in Harvard will tell you this about a course. As defender of both the righteous and the questionable, Alan Dershowitz has become perhaps the most famous and outspoken attorney in the Read More.
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As defender of both the righteous and the questionable, Alan Dershowitz has become perhaps the most famous and outspoken attorney in the land. Must the show always go on?
The State of Israel and its very right to exist is a lynchpin issue not only in the Middle-East, but is a critical issue to the world at large. Whether or not they agree with his legal tactics, most people would agree that he possesses a powerful and profound sense of justice.
Boundless Awareness seeks to relieve this suffering by drawing attention to the beautiful, encompassing, cohesive nature of awareness itself, as found in your direct experience.
While Dershowitz recognizes the ethical ambiguity that suffuses much of the law, he is more concerned with communicating the moral absolutes he believes in.
Very thought provoking and got me thinking about my goals and my interactions with attorneys every day. Great insight into a trial lawyer’s life and experiences. Tells you a lot about the lawyering profession and practical tips on managing expectations. There are some take-aways from this Professor Dershowitz correctly pointed out at the beginning of this book that “most advice turns out to be a series of instructions about how to become the person who is giving the advice.
One theme in dershowits reviews that I did agree with was that Dersh gives off a weird uncle vibe. Letters to a Young Contrarian Christopher Hitchens. Review quote “Quintessential Dershowitz: Books by Alan M. Dershowitz addresses this paradox, as well as the uncomfortable reality of working hard for clients who are often without many redeeming qualities.
LETTERS TO A YOUNG LAWYER
Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Passes along conventional wisdom – be passionate, be ethical, love your job – in an entertaining and quick-reading fashion. We struggle in relationships and with our attachments, thoughts, feelings, and memories, trapped in the prison of psychological self-consciousness.
Every aspiring lawyer, especially criminal lawyer, should read this book. He writes about the lure of money, fame, and power, as well as about the seduction lawyrr success. Overall a solid little book for lawyers and laymen alike and not just “new lawyers” by a lifelong practitioner dedicated Dershowitz definitely has some pet issues, occasionally goes off on tangents, and quotes himself a little too often for my taste, but if you’ve done lawye much as he has that’s your prerogative, I suppose.
Our Books See all Books. It was much more focused on the criminal justice system and the flaws of being a lawyer than anything else. I don’t care what anyone says about Dershowitz – the man’s coonviction is amazing. More By and About This Author. He is known for his career as an attorney in several high-profile law cases and commentary on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Nov 11, Brian rated it really liked it.
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. As defender of both the righteous and the questionable, Alan Dershowitz has become perhaps the most famous and outspoken attorney in the land.
The lesson of the fight for marriage equality is the value of strategy of state-level activism. Dershowitz addresses this paradox, as well as lawyet uncomfortable reality of working hard for clients who are often without many redeeming qualities.
Examining the most successful rights movements of the last 30 years, he reveals how groups of ordinary Americans have worked together to defend and expand our civil liberties.
If nothing else, I have to admire and respect his absolute commitment to his principles, and I found the legal ethics discussion particularly insightful and highly relevant.
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Letters to a Young Lawyer : Alan Dershowitz :
Lawyers Moralsand Other Oxymorons. The young lawyer to whom these mini-essays are addressed will perceive how ethically messy and complicated the law can be and how many core issues in our national life the law touches.
A believer in telling the truth, Dershowitz excoriates deceitful lawyers and hypocritical judges alike. But they also can occasionally win extremely difficult cases. Account Options Sign in. In this meditation on his profession, Dershowitz writes about life, law, and the opportunities that young lawyers have to do good and do well at the same time. What is the rule?