Erwin Chemerinsky, the prominent legal scholar slated to be founding dean at University of California, Irvine's new law school, had his offer withdrawn because of controversy created by his well-known liberal views, Chemerinsky said Wednesday. A professor at Duke University School of Law, Chemerinsky accepted the post last week after months of talks, but on Tuesday UC-Irvine's chancellor Michael Drake asked him to give it up. Drake said the fact Chemerinsky was a "lightning rod" entered into the decision.
Calif. Law School Dumps Chemerinsky as Founding Dean
September 13, 2007