Alan M. Dershowitz
Professor Emeritus, Harvard Law School
A graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale Law School, Dershowitz joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25 after clerking for Judge David Bazelon and Justice Arthur Goldberg.
He has published more than 100 articles in magazines and journals such as The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post. The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Nation, Commentary, Saturday Review, The Harvard Law Review and the Yale Law Journal, and more than 300 of his articles have appeared in syndication in 50 national daily newspapers. Dershowitz is the author of 27 fiction and non-fiction works with a worldwide audience.
In 1983, the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith presented him with the William O. Douglas First Amendment Award for his "compassionate eloquent leadership and persistent advocacy in the struggle for civil and human rights." In presenting the award, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel said: "If there had been a few people like Alan Dershowitz during the 1930s and 1940s, the history of European Jewry might have been different."
Yeshiva University, Hebrew Union College, Brooklyn College, Syracuse University, Tel Aviv University, New York City College, and Haifa University have awarded the honorary doctor of law degree to Alan Dershowitz.