Albany Law Review

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Articles from Vol. 71, No. 3, Summer

Abraham Wagner
MR. WAGNER: Thank you. I am deeply honored to address this distinguished group of Professor Dershowitz's students and friends, and to be back with so many that have been my own friends and colleagues for many years. Today I would like to honor Alan...
Akhil Reed Amar
It's an honor to be here today to celebrate the work of Alan Dershowitz. I'm here less to talk about any specific substantive area of law and more to talk about Alan's life. About a decade ago, as I was thinking about various lives lived in the...
Alan Dershowitz: The Advocate and Scholar as Jew; the Jew as Advocate and Scholar
In Monty Python, there is a segue after one segment, or shtik, (1) and before another, and it signifies a change in mood, topic, or attitude. So--"[a]nd now for something completely different" (2)--Professor Alan M. Dershowitz, his writings, his...
A Poverty of Respect: Human Rights, Honor, Dignity and Respect in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
I. INTRODUCTION I am honored to be among the distinguished company gathered at this conference sponsored by the Albany Law Review and the Albany Law School to discuss the work and scholarship of Professor Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter...
Garrett Epps
MR. EPPS: Thanks, Paul. Paul's invitation to come to this conference and honor Professor Dershowitz, whom I will call Professor Dershowitz since we've barely met and I never was a student, arrived, luckily, on a Thursday. And I say luckily because...
Hon. Irwin Cotler
MR. COTLER: Thanks, Paul. I'm really delighted to be here and to be able to participate in the common cause which brings us together, because in paying tribute to Alan Dershowitz, we really are paying tribute to the pursuit of justice. Alan has...
National Identification Cards: Powerful Tools for Defining and Identifying Who Belongs in the United States
In the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, there have been numerous calls for a federal national identification card system as a means to prevent future terrorist attacks in the United States. The proposals range from a comprehensive...
Torture Warrants and the Rule of Law
On November 8, 2001, Alan Dershowitz published an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times under the title, "Is There a Torturous Road to Justice?" (1) The column responded to news reports that federal officials were exploring their authority to use...
Visibility, Accountability and Discourse as Essential to Democracy: The Underlying Theme of Alan Dershowitz's Writing and Teaching
I have been writing about the law and justice for half a century. My first published law review piece appeared in 1960 as a student note in the Yale Law Journal. (1) Since that time, I have published nearly thirty books and hundreds of articles...
Wall of Reason: Alan Dershowitz V. the International Court of Justice
I. INTRODUCTION The work of Alan Dershowitz spans a great deal of the law: criminal, of course; civil liberties and international human rights; and international humanitarian law as well. A notable theme in the Dershowitz oeuvre is his relationship...
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