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December 16, 2013 8:50 pm

Alan Dershowitz, Famed Harvard Law Professor and Israel Supporter, to Retire

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Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz. Photo: Maxine Dovere.

JNS.org Alan Dershowitz, the famed law professor, vocal supporter of Israel, and civil liberties advocate, says that he is retiring from Harvard Law School.

“Yeah, I’m really retiring,” Dershowitz told the Boston Globe. “My retirement consists of reducing my schedule down to only about 10 things at any given time.”

A native of Brooklyn, Dershowitz, 75, first joined the Harvard law faculty in 1964 and quickly became the youngest full-time professor in the school’s history. In a career spanning nearly 50 years, Dershowitz is noted for his expert work in criminal and constitutional law, and made a household name for himself as a defense attorney for celebrities such as O.J. Simpson.

Dershowitz is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Case for Israel,” and accused former U.S. president Jimmy Carter of anti-Israel bias for his controversial 2006 book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”

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  • beijingyank

    What good does it to a man to win the world ($25 million net worth) and have everyone know him as a scumbag soul.

  • zadimel

    Professor Dershowitz is known to display great warmth towards his students, has a reputation of asking great questions,takes positions on issues,and does not accept simple answers.His students, according to those familiar with his classes, were well taught the need for research in preparing for a defense and the importance of original and bold arguments.

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