I am Erwin Chemerinsky, constitutional law scholar and dean of Berkeley Law. Ask me anything about the US Constitution, the Supreme Court, the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, and more!
Hello, Reddit! My name is Erwin Chemerinsky, and I serve as dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law. Before coming to Berkeley, I helped establish UC Irvine's law school, and before that taught at Duke and USC.
In my forty year career I’ve argued before the Supreme Court, taught hundreds of budding lawyers, contributed to dozens of law reviews and media outlets, and written several books - the latest of which examines freedom of speech on college campuses. If you're interested, you can learn more about me here: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/our-faculty/faculty-profiles/erwin-chemerinsky/
I’m being assisted by /u/michaeldirda from Berkeley’s public affairs office, but will be responding to all of your questions myself. Please ask away!
EDIT: Hi folks - Mike here. Erwin had to take off for the evening, but he'll respond to a few more of the lingering questions in the morning. Thanks for tuning in!