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Chief defense attorney and noted Chicago lawyer Clarence Darrow makes his case for life sentences before Judge John R. Caverly in the murder case against Richard Loeb, 18, and Nathan Leopold, Jr., 19, in the summer of 1924. In a shocking twist to the trial, Darrow pled the two defendants guilty in hopes of saving them from hanging. Darrow’s masterful handling of the case has been the subject of many books and movies. University of Chicago graduate students Leopold and Loeb
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Clarence Darrow, born in Ohio, attended The University of Michigan Law School for one year. He studied law on his own three years before going to U of M. After that one year, he decided it would be much more cost effective to work and study in an actual law office. When he felt that he was ready, he took the Ohio Bar exam and passed in 1878. He remains notable for his wit, which marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians.