Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky is Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He was founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law at University of California, Irvine School of Law, and, before that, professor at Duke University and USC. His eleventh book, We the People:  A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the 21st Century, will be published by Picador MacMillan in November 2018. In addition, he 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. He received a B.S. from Northwestern University (1975), and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (1978).