Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The Daily Californian, Sept. 18, 2017
Now Chemerinsky, the most influential name in legal education, is actively applying his expertise to a willing Berkeley Law, inspiring a new era for the law school, its faculty and students.
Angela Onwuachi-Willig cited by LegalNews.com, Sept, 18, 2017
The American Bar Foundation has appointed Angela Onwuachi-Willig, the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, as the 2017-18 William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law. Onwuachi-Willig is a renowned scholar of law and inequality whose teaching centers on Employment Discrimination, Evidence, Family Law, Critical Race Theory, and Torts.
David Schraub writes for Haaretz, Sept. 16, 2017
To pretend that Ben Shapiro, Ann Coulter, Milo Yiannopoulos and Steve Bannon represent the ideas wing of the modern conservative movement is a patronizing indulgence that’s hard to imagine anyone actually takes seriously.
Paul Schwartz quoted by Los Angeles Times, Sept.15, 2017
“All sorts of companies — Google, Facebook — are already in the data-collection business,” said Paul Schwartz. “Now we’re seeing older companies — cable companies, cellular companies — placing a greater emphasis on it.”
Jesse Choper interviewed by Orlando Sentinel, Sept. 15, 2017
Jesse Choper … said universities are allowed “reasonable” restrictions on the “time, place and manner” of speech. What’s reasonable? That depends on the judge, he said. “You can find a federal district judge, or a state judge, for that matter, who will do most anything,” he said.
Sonia Katyal writes for Slate, Sept. 14, 2017
The study was deeply flawed and dystopian, largely due to its choices of whom to study and how to categorize them. In addition to only studying people who were white, it categorized just two choices of sexual identity—gay or straight—assuming a correlation between people’s sexual identity and their sexual activity.
Kim Thuy Seelinger quoted by The Daily Californian, Sept. 14, 2017
“This ban is part of a multi-faceted effort that ultimately affects us all at some level,” Seelinger said, “because they target someone we teach, someone we study with, someone we love.”
Erwin Chemerinsky, Jeffrey Selbin, and Susan Gluss quoted by The Daily Californian, Sept. 13, 2017
These fees disproportionately impact families of Black and Latinx children, who represent more than 70 percent of youth in the juvenile justice system, according to Chemerinsky.
Selbin said such fees “undermine both rehabilitation and safety,” which he said are the main goals of the juvenile justice system. Selbin said he believes this is why the bill passed with bipartisan support — 37-3 in the Senate and 57-9 in the Assembly.
The passing of SB 190 in the State Senate and Assembly was a “hard-earned victory for students,” Berkeley Law spokesperson Susan Gluss said in an email.
Erwin Chemerinsky interviewed by WNYC, Sept. 13, 2017
I think it’s so important for campus officials to respond to and condemn hate speech. Just because the First Amendment protects a right to say something, that doesn’t mean it should be said. Campus officials can describe the type of community they want to create and denounce hate speech as inconsistent with it.
Erwin Chemerinsky interviewed by The New York Times, Sept. 13, 2017
The central principle of the First Amendment — and of academic freedom — is that all ideas and views can be expressed. Sometimes they are ideas and views that we might consider noble, that advance equality. Sometimes they might be ideas that we abhor. But there is no way to empower a government or campus administration to restrict speech without allowing for the possibility that tomorrow, it will be our speech that is restricted.