Taking the Stand

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

Moderated by Harvey Silverglate (attorney and co-founder/Chairman, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education [F.I.R.E.])

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Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz

Harvey Silverglate

Harvey Silverglate


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Taking the Stand

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 Harvey Silverglate, an eminent attorney and the co-founder and chairman of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (F.I.R.E.), Dershowitz opens up about his famed legal career and personal opinions like never before.

Thursday, November 7, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University

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Don’t Just Sit There…Take It Further!

Use these “Take It Further” tools below to connect with fellow audience members and speakers from last night’s forum. Take action on the amazing conversation you heard last night!

You might join up with others to…

  • Subscribe to The Rappaport Center’s newsletter
  • Subscribe to “The Torch” updates from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (F.I.R.E.)
  • Organize against censoring pornography, using Dershowitz’s arguments in the 1976 appeal for actor Harry Reems
  • Organize through F.I.R.E. to contact administrators responsible for violating the First Amendment rights of their students
  • For MA law students: a.) Enter the writing competition listed on The Rappaport Center’s website for a $3K prize. b.) Request speech code information from F.I.R.E.

Below, you can join a conversation thread on one of the speakers, IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund, or something else. Here are some relevant institutions that you might want to connect with:

The Rappaport Center at Suffolk Law School The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (F.I.R.E.)
ACLU on Censorship National Coalition Against Censorship

Alan Dershowitz’s webpage

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