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investigators determined that Epstein’s client and other suspects were not involved. Four other men were eventually arrested and convicted. “This was an extraordinary case,” Epstein said. “But in any criminal case there can be a person who is innocent or
less guilty than is alleged. Unless you have someone with the skills of a trial advocate, mistakes can well happen.” Criminal law is not the highestpaying legal job, he said. “It doesn’t pay the way a big firm practice does,” he said. “It’s like being a school teacher. It’s a living and there are good benefits.” Practicing criminal defense also makes you a “remarkably better lawyer,” he said. “If you put in six to 10 years, you develop skills that are transferable to all types of litigation, even if you don’t stay in that career for your entire life,” Epstein said. “It’s an invaluable training ground. You’re also working with needy people, people at risk, and you’re making a material difference in lives every day.” Although now a professor, Epstein still argues death penalty appeals. He has also worked to create the criminal law certification program for law students studying at Widener.
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