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Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Dean and Professor of Law
Berkeley, CA, USA


Erwin Chemerinsky
Dean and Professor of Law

UC Berkeley, School of Law

Expertise:

Constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, appellate litigation

Background:

Erwin Chemerinsky became the thirteenth Dean of Berkeley Law on July 1, 2017.

Prior to assuming this position, from 2008-2017, he was the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science.  Before that he was the Alston and Bird Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University from 2004-2008, and from 1983-2004 was a professor at the University of Southern California Law School, including as the Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, and Political Science. He also has taught at DePaul College of Law and UCLA Law School.  He teaches Constitutional Law, First Amendment Law, Federal Courts, Criminal Procedure, and Appellate Litigation.

He is the author of ten books, including The Case Against the Supreme Court, published by Viking in 2014, and two books published by Yale University Press in 2017, Closing the Courthouse Doors: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable and Free Speech on Campus (with Howard Gillman). He also is the author of more than 200 law review articles. He writes a weekly column for the Orange County Register, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court.

In 2016, he was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In January 2017, National Jurist magazine again named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States.

Chemerinsky holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. 

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Supreme Court Review, October 2015 Term: Important Decisions for Section 1983 Litigators - 33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Friday, September 30, 2016
Section 1983 Litigation: Qualified Immunity in Excessive Force Cases - 33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Friday, September 30, 2016
Section 1983 Litigation: Fabrication of Evidence Claims and Immunity Defenses - 33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Friday, September 30, 2016
Section 1983 Litigation: Abuse of State Power -- When Is It State Action? - 33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Friday, September 30, 2016
Section 1988 Attorney's Fees in Federal Civil Rights Lawsuits: A Discussion - 33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Friday, September 30, 2016
The Law of Section 1983: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? - 33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Friday, September 30, 2016
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Business Interests and Civil Litigation - 19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Friday, August 11, 2017
Overview of the Supreme Court October 2016 Term - 19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Friday, August 11, 2017
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers - 19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Friday, August 11, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Supreme Court: October Term 2015 - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (33rd Annual), Friday, September 30, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Law of Section 1983: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? - The Law of Section 1983: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?, Friday, September 30, 2016
Supreme Court Review, October 2015 Term: Important Decisions for Section 1983 Litigators - Supreme Court Review, October 2015 Term: Important Decisions for Section 1983 Litigators, Friday, September 30, 2016
Section 1983 Litigation: Qualified Immunity in Excessive Force Cases - Section 1983 Litigation: Qualified Immunity in Excessive Force Cases, Friday, September 30, 2016
Section 1983 Litigation: Fabrication of Evidence Claims and Immunity Defenses - Section 1983 Litigation: Fabrication of Evidence Claims and Immunity Defenses, Friday, September 30, 2016
Section 1988 Attorney's Fees in Federal Civil Rights Lawsuits: A Discussion - Section 1988 Attorney's Fees in Federal Civil Rights Lawsuits: A Discussion, Friday, September 30, 2016
Section 1983 Litigation: Abuse of State Power -- When Is It State Action? - Section 1983 Litigation: Abuse of State Power -- When Is It State Action?, Friday, September 30, 2016
Supreme Court -- October Term 2016: Major Cases in an Unusual Term, Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Overview of the Supreme Court October 2016 Term - Overview of the Supreme Court October 2016 Term, Friday, August 11, 2017
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Business Interests and Civil Litigation - Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Business Interests and Civil Litigation, Friday, August 11, 2017
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers - Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers, Friday, August 11, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Law of Section 1983: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? - The Law of Section 1983: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?, Friday, September 30, 2016
Supreme Court Review, October 2015 Term: Important Decisions for Section 1983 Litigators - Supreme Court Review, October 2015 Term: Important Decisions for Section 1983 Litigators, Friday, September 30, 2016
Section 1983 Litigation: Qualified Immunity in Excessive Force Cases - Section 1983 Litigation: Qualified Immunity in Excessive Force Cases, Friday, September 30, 2016
Section 1983 Litigation: Fabrication of Evidence Claims and Immunity Defenses - Section 1983 Litigation: Fabrication of Evidence Claims and Immunity Defenses, Friday, September 30, 2016
Section 1983 Litigation: Abuse of State Power -- When Is It State Action? - Section 1983 Litigation: Abuse of State Power -- When Is It State Action?, Friday, September 30, 2016
Section 1988 Attorney's Fees in Federal Civil Rights Lawsuits: A Discussion - Section 1988 Attorney's Fees in Federal Civil Rights Lawsuits: A Discussion, Friday, September 30, 2016
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Business Interests and Civil Litigation - Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Business Interests and Civil Litigation, Friday, August 11, 2017
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers - Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers, Friday, August 11, 2017
Overview of the Supreme Court October 2016 Term - Overview of the Supreme Court October 2016 Term, Friday, August 11, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Wednesday, October 05, 2016, New York, NY
19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Monday, August 14, 2017, New York, NY
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web Supreme Court -- October Term 2016: Major Cases in an Unusual Term - Supreme Court -- October Term 2016: Major Cases in an Unusual Term, Thursday, April 27, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Supreme Court -- October Term 2016: Major Cases in an Unusual Term - Supreme Court -- October Term 2016: Major Cases in an Unusual Term, Thursday, April 27, 2017
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 26, 2017, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono 34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 26, 2017, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web 34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 26, 2017, Atlanta, GA
34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 26, 2017, Cleveland, OH
34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 26, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
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