Lowell Lecture

Taking the Stand

Date & Time

Nov. 7, 2013


C. Walsh Theatre at Suffolk University
Suffolk University
55 Temple Street Boston, MA 02114
Driving Directions


Alan Dershowitz (Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School)

Moderated by Nancy Gertner (Former United States federal judge, State of Massachusetts)

Presenting Organization

Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University


Current Affairs

Co-presented with The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service at Suffolk University Law School

Alan Dershowitz is a legal expert, a scholar on constitutional law and criminal law, and was the youngest full professor of law in the history of Harvard Law School. His client list includes Mike Tyson, Patty Hearst, Leona Helmsley, Jim Bakker, O.J. Simpson, and currently Wikileaks's Julian Assange. Now, in his legal biography, Dershowitz breaks down the critical and complex issues of First Amendment rights, civil rights, abortion, and murder. He also explains the emerging role of science within a trial's defense beyond what we might have seen on CSI. Sharing his views with moderator Nancy Gertner, a former United States federal judge for Massachusetts, Dershowitz opens up about his famed legal career and personal opinions like never before.