Alan Dershowitz’s boyish bargain with God was that he would be a faithful Jew if God would let the Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series. And then in 1955, the Dodgers beat the Yankees for the ultimate title and promptly moved to Los Angeles. This is justice?
What young Dershowitz concluded was that God works in mysterious ways, none more mysterious, he observes now as a criminal defense lawyer and law professor, than in the justice meted out in the Bible’s book of Genesis.
Alan Dershowitz is currently the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School. He has taught courses in criminal law, psychiatry and the law, constititional litigaiton and the Bible and Justice. His clients have included O.J. Simpson, Mike Tyson, Claus von Bulow, Michael Milken and Patricia Hearst.