Alan Dershowitz, famed Harvard law professor and Israel supporter, to retire

Alan Dershowitz. Credit: Maxine Dovere.

( Alan Dershowitz, the famed law professor, vocal supporter of Israel, and civil liberties advocate, says that he is retiring from Harvard Law School.

“Yeah, I’m really retiring,” Dershowitz told the Boston Globe. “My retirement consists of reducing my schedule down to only about 10 things at any given time.”

A native of Brooklyn, Dershowitz, 75, first joined the Harvard law faculty in 1964 and quickly became the youngest full-time professor in the school’s history. In a career spanning nearly 50 years, Dershowitz is noted for his expert work in criminal and constitutional law, and made a household name for himself as a defense attorney for celebrities such as O.J. Simpson.

Dershowitz is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Case for Israel,” and accused former U.S. president Jimmy Carter of anti-Israel bias for his controversial 2006 book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”

Posted on December 16, 2013 .