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. 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. Before that he was a professor at Duke University from 2004-2008, and from 1983-2004 was a professor at the University of Southern California Law School.
He is the author of 11 books, including leading casebooks and treatises about constitutional law, criminal procedure, and federal jurisdiction. His most recent books are, We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century (Picador Macmillan) published in November 2018, 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 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.
When our academic freedom is threatened we need to be empowered. This conference will assemble the best experts to broaden our understanding of academic freedom and help us defend it at our community colleges.
Join local, state, and national experts as we explore the following:
How is academic freedom defined?
How is it protected?
What happens if it is violated?
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The FACCC Education Institute is seeking proposals from faculty and others from the field for the Academic Freedom Conference held on Friday, May 1 at Pasadena City College
All proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 15.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This conference is designed primarily for faculty in the California Community Colleges. Other supporters of the California Community Colleges and academic employees of four-year universities are also invited.
FACCC or AAUP Member Rates
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges Education Institute (FACCC EI)
American Association of University Professors Foundation (AAUP Foundation)