Law Professor Takes Aim at the Legend of the O.K. Corral
What can Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday teach today’s lawyers about trial skills?
Steven Lubet of Northwestern University School of Law will present a one-man show, “Litigation at the O.K. Corral: How Cross-Examination Won the West,” in a special plenary session on Friday, July 31 at 3:45 p.m in Columbus Hall EF, Gold Level, East Tower of the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The presentation is sponsored by the Section of Litigation.
The lessons of history will come in to play as Lubet recalls the gunfight, as well as the first-degree murder charges against Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Despite the prosecutor’s abundance of evidence, a good defense lawyer won the day for the two, and they avoided the gallows.
Lubet, author of the book Murder in Tombstone: The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp, uses the one-man show to present legal techniques needed to win tough cases.