Letters to a Young Lawyer

ISBN-10: 0465016332

ISBN-13: 9780465016334

Edition: 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Alan Dershowitz

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Alan Dershowitz, the renowned, outspoken attorney distills his experiences and his beliefs into 37 essays about life, law, and what it means to be a good lawyer and a good person. He offers insights into various aspects of pursuing a vocation, such as choosing mentors and role models, dealing with critics, finding passion in one's work life, and acting ethically and morally in and out of the courtroom. He also gives practical advice about winning and losing, and presents some "tricks of the trade." c. Book News Inc.
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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 4/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Sandra Day O'Connor was born in El Paso, Texas, attended college and law school at Stanford University, has been married to John O'Connor since 1952, and they have three sons. She was Arizona state senator from 1969-1975, and she served on the Arizona Court of Appeals from 1979-1981. Nominated by President Reagan as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, she took the oath of office on September 25, 1981, the first woman to do so.Attorney and bestselling author Alan M. Dershowitz was first in his class at Yale Law School. Dershowitz was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal and the youngest full professor in the history of Harvard Law School. He is currently the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University. He has served on the National Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union. Dershowitz has represented many controversial clients, including O. J. Simpson, Claus von Bulow, Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley and Patricia Hearst. His books include Reasonable Doubt (about the O. J. Simpson trial) and Sexual McCarthyism: Clinton, Starr, and the Emerging Constitutional Crisis.

Life and Career
Pick Your Heroes Carefully
Live the Passion of Your Times
Have a Good Enemies' List
Don't Do What You're Best At
Don't Have Deathbed Regrets
Don't Follow "Off-the-Rack" Advice
Don't Limit Your Options by Making a Lot of Money
Don't Risk What You Don't Have Enough of to Get More of What You Have Plenty Of
Is There an Absolute Morality?
Should Good Lawyers Defend Bad People?
Defending Yourself from Legal McCarthyism
How to Balance Idealism, Realism and Cynicism
Your Last Exam
The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Excellent
An Honorable Profession?
Blowing the Whistle
The Good, the Bad, the Honest and the Dishonest
Your Client Is Not Your Friend
Stop Whining, Start Winning
Winning and Losing
Where Can You Learn Advocacy?
Winning Before a Jury: The "Aha" Theory
Winning Before a Judge: Political Justice
Arguing in the Supreme Court
Who Is Your Client?
Don't Underestimate Your Opponent
The Prosecutor's Blind Spot
The Difference Between a Prosecutor and a Defense Attorney
Lawyers' Morals-and Other Oxymorons
Know When to Fight-and When to Give In
Dealing with Criticism
Being a Good Person
Can a Good Lawyer Be a Good Person?
Can You Pass the "Fluoridation" Test?
Graduating Law Students
Graduating University Students
Why Be a Good Person?
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