Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
Taking the Stand - My Life in the Law-logo

Taking the Stand - My Life in the Law

Alan M. Dershowitz

America's most prominent legal mind and the #1 bestselling author of Chutzpah and The Best Defense, Alan Dershowitz, recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases that have changed American jurisprudence over the past 50 years, most of which he has personally been involved in. 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. Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of such acclaimed bestsellers as Chutzpah, The Best Defense, and Reversal of Fortune, for the first time recounts his legal biography, describing his struggles academically at Yeshiva High School growning up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, his successes at Yale, clerking for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, his appointment to full professor at the Harvard at age 28, the youngest in the school's history. Dershowitz went on to work on many of the most celebrated cases in the land, 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. From the Hardcover edition.

America's most prominent legal mind and the #1 bestselling author of Chutzpah and The Best Defense, Alan Dershowitz, recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases that have changed American jurisprudence over the past 50 years, most of which he has personally been involved in. 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. Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of such acclaimed bestsellers as Chutzpah, The Best Defense, and Reversal of Fortune, for the first time recounts his legal biography, describing his struggles academically at Yeshiva High School growning up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, his successes at Yale, clerking for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, his appointment to full professor at the Harvard at age 28, the youngest in the school's history. Dershowitz went on to work on many of the most celebrated cases in the land, 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. From the Hardcover edition.
More Information

Description:

America's most prominent legal mind and the #1 bestselling author of Chutzpah and The Best Defense, Alan Dershowitz, recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases that have changed American jurisprudence over the past 50 years, most of which he has personally been involved in. 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. Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of such acclaimed bestsellers as Chutzpah, The Best Defense, and Reversal of Fortune, for the first time recounts his legal biography, describing his struggles academically at Yeshiva High School growning up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, his successes at Yale, clerking for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, his appointment to full professor at the Harvard at age 28, the youngest in the school's history. Dershowitz went on to work on many of the most celebrated cases in the land, 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ella Dershowitz, Alan Dershowitz

Length:

21h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:08


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:58


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:08


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:03


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:04


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:44


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:31


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:14


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:17


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:27


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:23


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:53


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:46


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:48


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:04


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:53


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:17


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:58


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:45


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:51


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:11


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:42


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:06


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:02


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:27


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:05


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:42


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:59


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:20


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:14


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:08


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:11


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:52


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:55


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:38


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:30


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:12


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:50


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:40


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:38


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

02:49


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:24


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:46


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:12


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:08


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:34


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:48


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:10


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:42


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:23


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:03


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:37


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:57


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:44


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:47


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:10


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:05


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:06


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:17


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:41


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:17


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:28


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:01


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:13


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:03


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:09


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:47


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:21


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:50


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:56


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:10


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:16


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:26


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:10


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:51


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:34


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:50


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:02


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:01


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:38


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:41


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:53


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:04


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

08:12


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

08:23


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:43


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:57


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:54


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:33


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:24


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

08:54


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

08:45


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:39


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:50


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

07:23


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:38


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:48


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:35


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:00


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

08:44


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:41


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

08:37


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:18


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:37


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

06:48


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

08:12


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:39


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:37


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

08:11


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

09:24


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

08:32


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

08:17


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

06:00


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

05:32


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

07:07


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

09:21


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

05:54


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

04:37


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:10


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

04:02


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

05:51


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

08:44


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

06:39


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

05:45


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

05:21

See More