School of Law founding dean donates personal, professional papers to UCI Libraries

Acclaimed First Amendment scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of the University of California, Irvine’s School of Law, has donated his personal and professional records to the UCI Libraries.

“I am delighted to provide my papers to the UCI Libraries and hope they will be helpful to others in the future,” said Chemerinsky, who currently heads the UC Berkeley School of Law. “Being the founding dean of UCI Law has been the most amazing and rewarding aspect of my career.”

For the first time, his work – housed in the UCI Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives – will be available for academic research. The papers consist of professional, scholarly and personal materials documenting his life and career. They include publications, teaching materials, case and research files, files related to special projects he worked on, audio and video recordings, media and publicity materials, correspondence, and college and early professional papers.

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