Alan Morton Dershowitz is an American lawyer and law professor. He holds the record as the youngest person to become a professor of law at the university. In addition to his teaching, Dershowitz has worked on a number of high-profile legal cases and is a prolific author.
Dershowitz was the appellate advisor in the criminal trial of O.J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Simpson, though the case never went to appeal. His clients have included other high-profile figures such as Patricia Hearst, Harry Reems, and Leona Helmsley. He has received many awards and honors including a Guggenheim Fellow, and William O. Douglas First Amendment Award. His books include ‘Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways (Issues of Our Time)’ and ‘America on Trial: Inside the Legal Battles That Transformed Our Nation’.