Erwin Chemerinsky became Dean of Berkeley Law on July 1, 2017, when he joined the faculty as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law. Before that he was the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor at UC Irvine School of Law where he served from 2008 to 2017. Before that he taught at Duke University, University of Southern California, DePaul and UCLA Law Schools.
He is the author numerous books, including his last one, The Case Against the Supreme Court, published by Viking in 2014. 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 regularly 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.