An acclaimed Harvard Law School professor, Alan Dershowitz had an enviable life filled with book deals, speeches, and wealthy clients. He frequently appeared as a guest on network and cable television shows, often staking out controversial positions on issues relating to the criminal justice system.
In his book, The Best Defense, Dershowitz gave a view of the approach he would later take in the Simpson case. “Once I decide to take a case,” Dershowitz wrote, “I have only one agenda: I want to win. I will try, by every fair and legal means, to get my client off–without regard to the consequences.” In his memoir The Best Defense, Dershowitz noted that “almost all of my clients have been guilty.”