Law commencement ceremony features constitutional law scholar
May 17, 2013
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean and distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, will be the speaker at the commencement ceremony for the law school on Saturday, May 25.
“Dean Chemerinksy is one of the nation’s most respected constitutional law scholars,” Dean Robert Klonoff said. “He is a news commentator, prolific author, and frequent advocate before the US Supreme Court.”
Chemerinsky 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, and served for four years as director of the Center for Communications Law and Policy. Chemerinsky has also taught at UCLA School of Law and DePaul University College of Law.
Chemerinsky holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. His 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 (October 2010, Simon & Schuster), and nearly 200 articles in top law reviews. He frequently argues cases before the nation’s highest courts, and also serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media.