Erwin Chemerinsky is Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law. He has also taught at Duke, the University of Southern California Law School and DePaul College of Law. Prior to teaching, he practiced law as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice and at Dobrovir, Oakes & Gebhardt. He is the author of six books and over 100 law review articles. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Law School.