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Letters to a Young Lawyer

by Alan M. Dershowitz

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a great book for disillusioning law students and lawyers. way to go, dersh. no, srsly, i actually liked this book. alan tells it like it is...probably. i have no idea. i'm not a lawyer. yet(?). ( )
  coolsnak3 | Jul 24, 2012 |
Beware Dershowitz's politics, but read the book anyway. You won't find anything in here you haven't already heard after the first week of law school. But Dershowitz is a big man in his field, so it couldn't hurt to hear what he has to say. ( )
  horacewimsey | Jan 15, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0465016316, Hardcover)

As defender of both the righteous and the questionable, Alan Dershowitz has become perhaps the most famous and outspoken attorney in the land. Whether or not they agree with his legal tactics, most people would agree that he possesses a powerful and profound sense of justice. In this meditation on his profession, Dershowitz writes about life, law, and the opportunities that young lawyers have to do good and do well at the same time.We live in an age of growing dissatisfaction with law as a career, which ironically comes at a time of unprecedented wealth for many lawyers. Dershowitz addresses this paradox, as well as the uncomfortable reality of working hard for clients who are often without many redeeming qualities. He writes about the lure of money, fame, and power, as well as about the seduction of success. In the process, he conveys some of the "tricks of the trade" that have helped him win cases and become successful at the art and practice of "lawyering."

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