LSAT Could be Waived for 10 Percent of Law School Admits
LSAT Could be Waived for 10 Percent of Law School Admits
Dan Markel, FSU Law Professor, Killed in Shooting
Dan Markel, FSU Law Professor, Killed in Shooting
Wayne State Law School Receives Personal Papers of John Conyers Jr.
Wayne State Law School Receives Personal Papers of John Conyers Jr.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Hired Yale Law School’s Eugene Fidell
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Hired Yale Law School’s Eugene Fidell
Your profile matches an open legal position. Apply now!
Job Listings

UCI Law Dean to be Pryke Chair in First Amendment Law at the School

On Tuesday, UC Irvine’s law school announced that the head of the school will be working as the newly created chair of the school’s teaching and research on First Amendment law, according to The Orange County Register.

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will be the first Pryke Chair in First Amendment Law. This is the very first endowed chair amongst the five law schools at the University of California.

“There was a desire to fill the chair quickly, and I was the person on the faculty who fit best,” Chemerinsky said.

Chemerinsky noted that his daily duties will not change and that he will still teach First Amendment law courses. He will also work on starting a First Amendment think tank at the school in order to attract other scholars.



Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!


He also wants to have a First Amendment conference at the campus annually. The second conference of its kind will be held on March 18. The lecture will be given by Los Angeles lawyer Kelli Sager. Sager is a First Amendment expert with a focus on media and entertainment litigation.

UCI said that none of the remaining four law schools have an endowed First Amendment chair. The school also said that there are just six law schools across the country that have such a chair.

The dean also said that he is going to step down from his endowed position as a Donald Bren chair, which will permit the school to hire a new professor.

“The Bren chairs are crucial in our recruiting,” Chemerinsky said. “We can use them to recruit senior stars in any field.”

Did you like this? Share it:
UCI Law Dean to be Pryke Chair in First Amendment Law at the School by

Tagged: ,

Posted by on February 27, 2013. Filed under Law School News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.
  • Don Cripe

    Irwin Chemerinsky Should be nominated to the Supreme Court. There are few legal scholars existing who have a better grasp upon the constitution and the rights and obligations contained therein.

    He is an amazing writer and scholar.

 

 

Job of the Day
Employment Litigation Associate
USA-NJ-Montclair

Plaintiff-side employment litigation firm in Montclair, New Jersey.  We are seeking an associate who is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, and who ha...