The Clifford S. Heinz '34 Ethics in Education Speaker Series will consist of several featured speakers each year that discuss the impact of Ethics in the subject matter and intellectual spirit embodied in Polytechnic School’s mission and vision.
This event's featured speaker will be Erwin Chemerinsky. Erwin Chemerinsky is one of the foremost legal scholars in the country, particularly in the realm of constitutional law and civil procedure, and has argued numerous First Amendment cases before the Supreme Court. He is currently the Dean of Berkeley Law, and prior to this post served as the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. He has authored sixteen books and more than 200 law review articles, and is a contributing writer to the Los Angeles Times’ opinion section; his most current book, Worse than Nothing: The Dangerous Fallacy of Originalism (2022) was met with rave reviews. In 2016, he was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2017, National Jurist magazine again named him as the most influential person in legal education in the United States, and in 2022 he became the President of the Association of American Law Schools.