The book by the professor, famed for his defences of OJ Simpson, Claus von Bulow and others, is published on 6 October. The lawyer, who taught at Harvard Law School for 50 years before retiring in 2014, says he has a particular admiration for Abraham.
Explaining why he was drawn to the subject, he said: 'Abraham is the only biblical character that starts his career arguing with God.' Born in Brooklyn, New York, he said he is a child of the post-Holocaust era, growing up in a location where many people were concentration camp survivors and had numbers tattooed on their wrists as a result. 'My sense of justice clearly arose from avoiding injustices,' he said. Source: Wall Street Journal