Saturday, September 15, 2007

Not a Good Start

Just days after hiring him, UC Irvine fires noted constitutional law scholar and flaming political liberal Erwin Chemerinsky as its first law school dean. The chancellor of the university basically, and comically, blames the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy™ for the decision.

As much as I disagree with Chemerinsky in his interpretation of the law, the guy really does know his stuff. I personally discovered this when I studied for the Bar a few years ago, and the constitutional law review course I used was presented by Chemerinsky, via videotape. Not only was his presentation well structured, Chemerinsky wasn't using any notes as he spoke, and it didn't seem like he was reading off a teleprompter or cue cards. UC Irvine, I think, has made a huge mistake in not retaining Chemerinsky, and it isn't doing itself any favors by laying the blame on unnamed conservative pressure groups.


Pauli said...

I heard that on Hewitt and couldn't believe it. I love listening to those guys (Erwin C. and John whatever... Eastman?) go at it on Hugh's show. It's fascinating although, not being a litigator myself, I get lost half the time. Erwin isn't too annoying for a leftie even though he has that Muppet Show voice.

Roger H. said...

Sorry about the delay in approving your comment pauli. I had to start moderating comments because some yayhoo kept spamming the comboxes.