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When Alan Dershowitz blasted the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case, she went straight to his boss at Harvard Law School to complain, according to the legal legend.

Angela Corey, the state attorney who charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of the unarmed teen, threatened to sue the law school and Dershowitz for libel and slander during a "40-minute rant," according to Dershowitz. The "Reversal of Fortune" lawyer — who has said Corey overreached with the charge against Zimmerman — told FoxNews.com he hopes the attorney for Florida's Fourth Judicial Circuit Court follows through.

"It's certainly professional to respond, but by calling the dean and threatening to sue the school, which she knows she cannot do, is unprofessional," Dershowitz told FoxNews.com. "I would welcome a lawsuit from Corey. It would give me a chance to prove what an awful thing she did."

Dershowitz, who penned a column for Newsmax revealing Corey's call to the school, said he's received "a lot" of letters of support.

Corey's "beef," Dershowitz wrote, pertained to his criticism of the state attorney's filing of a "misleading affidavit" to support the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

"When the communications official explained to her that I have a right to express my opinion as ‘a matter of academic freedom,' and that Harvard has no control over what I say, she did not seem to understand," Dershowitz wrote. "She persisted in her nonstop whining, claiming that she is prohibited from responding to my attacks by the rules of professional responsibility — without mentioning that she has repeatedly held her own press conferences and made public statements throughout her career."

Multiple calls seeking comment from Corey were not returned Thursday.

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