Erwin Chemerinsky: Free Speech on Campus

Lecture | October 24 | 5-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 112 Auditorium

 Erwin Chemerinsky, Berkeley Law Dean, Department of City & Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design

 Department of City and Regional Planning

When is speech protected on campus? And when can campuses restrict speech because it is hateful or it endangers public safety?

Erwin Chemerinsky is a Berkeley Law Dean, a Constitutional Law Scholar, and a Founding Dean of UC Irvine School of Law.

Erwin Chemerinsky became the 13th Dean of Berkeley Law on July 1, 2017, when he joined the faculty as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law. 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 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. 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 holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.S. from Northwestern University.

In conversation with Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning Daniel Chatman, Erwin Chemerinsky will give a lecture at Wurster Hall on free speech and the first amendment on college campuses.


Location: 112 Wurster Hall
Reception: 5:00 PM - 1st Floor Wurster Hall
Lecture: 5:30 PM - 112 Wurster Auditorium

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