Dershowitz Papers Go to Brooklyn College

December 6, 2011 | Brooklyn College, CUNY Lecture Series

Lightning-rod defense attorney, Harvard law professor, author and commentator Alan Dershowitz embodies “chutzpah” – Yiddish for audacity, gall and nerviness, and one of his book titles. He’s never avoided controversy, and he’s never forgotten where he comes from. That’s why he chose Brooklyn College, his alma mater, to house the papers – case files to photos to hate mail (answered back, of course) from his illustrious 50-year legal career. “In My Own Defense: The Papers of Alan Dershowitz,” will be on view at Brooklyn College until Jan. 3, 2012.