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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


Expertise:

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

Background:

Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science.

Previously, he taught at Duke Law School for four years, during which he won the Duke University Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award in 2006. Before that, he taught for 21 years at the University of Southern California School of Law. Chemerinsky has also taught at UCLA School of Law and DePaul University College of Law.

His areas of expertise are constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author of eight books, most recently The Case Against the Supreme Court, to be published by Viking in September 2014, and more than 200 articles in top law reviews. He frequently argues cases before the nation’s highest courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and also serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media. 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. In January 2014, National Jurist magazine 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 Overview of the Supreme Court October 2015 Term - 18th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2015 Term, Monday, August 15, 2016
Supreme Court October 2015 Term: Criminal Law and Procedure - 18th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2015 Term, Monday, August 15, 2016
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 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
Section 1983 Litigation: Abuse of State Power -- When Is It State Action? - 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
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Overview of the Supreme Court October 2015 Term - Overview of the Supreme Court October 2015 Term, Monday, August 15, 2016
Supreme Court October 2015 Term: Criminal Law and Procedure - Supreme Court October 2015 Term: Criminal Law and Procedure, Monday, August 15, 2016
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: Fabrication of Evidence Claims and Immunity Defenses - Section 1983 Litigation: Fabrication of Evidence Claims and Immunity Defenses, 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 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
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Overview of the Supreme Court October 2015 Term - Overview of the Supreme Court October 2015 Term, Monday, August 15, 2016
Supreme Court October 2015 Term: Criminal Law and Procedure - Supreme Court October 2015 Term: Criminal Law and Procedure, Monday, August 15, 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 1983 Litigation: Qualified Immunity in Excessive Force Cases - Section 1983 Litigation: Qualified Immunity in Excessive Force Cases, 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 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
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
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 18th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2015 Term, Wednesday, August 17, 2016, New York, NY
33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Wednesday, October 05, 2016, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Supreme Court: October Term 2015 - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (33rd Annual), Friday, September 30, 2016
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 19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Thursday, August 10, 2017, New York, NY
34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 26, 2017, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono 19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Thursday, August 10, 2017, New York, NY
34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 26, 2017, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web 19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Thursday, August 10, 2017, New Orleans, LA
19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Thursday, August 10, 2017, Boston, MA
19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Thursday, August 10, 2017, Cleveland, OH
19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Thursday, August 10, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Thursday, August 10, 2017, Atlanta, GA
19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Thursday, August 10, 2017, Columbus, OH
34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 26, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 26, 2017, Cleveland, OH
34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 26, 2017, Atlanta, GA
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