Monday, October 8, 2018
Issues of freedom of speech on campus constantly arise. Dean of Berkeley Law and First Amendment scholar, Erwin Chemerinsky, will discuss the principles that campuses should follow in regards to freedom of speech. What can and can’t campuses do in balancing freedom of speech against the need to ensure the safety of students and faculty? What are emerging issues likely to face campus administrators?
Erwin Chemerinsky is dean and the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at Berkeley Law at the University of California, Berkeley.
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 Sacramento Bee, 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. He received his B.S. from Northwestern University in 1975 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1978.
Dean Chemerinsky will deliver the 2018 Salvatori Center’s Lofgren Lecture on American Constitutionalism.
View Video: YouTube with Erwin Chemerinsky
Food for Thought: Podcast with Erwin Chemerisky