Erwin Chemerinsky


speaker Erwin Chemerinsky

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.  Prior to founding the law program at UC Irvine, he has taught at Duke Law School, the University of Southern California School of Law, where he also served as the director of the Center for Communications Law and Policy for four years, UCLA School of Law, and DePaul University College of Law. Dean Chemerinsky’s areas of expertise are constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author of seven books, most recently, The Conservative Assault on the Constitution.