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."