SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

September 11, 2008 16:19 ET

Dean of UC Irvine's Law School Discusses Shaping a 21st Century Law School

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2008) - Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean, Donald Bren School of Law, University of California Irvine, will deliver the address "Creating a Law School for the 21st Century," on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at The Regency Club.

Chemerinsky was appointed Founding Dean of UC Irvine's School of Law in September 2007, and assumed the position in July 2008 stating, "I am incredibly excited to be the founding dean of the new law school at the University of California, Irvine... The law school will be distinctive in its emphasis on experiential learning and interdisciplinary studies. Our hope is to train the next generation of lawyers and leaders for Southern California and the nation."

Chemerinsky was a member of the faculties at both Duke University and the University of Southern California for more than 20 years before coming to UCI. He also practiced law and served as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice.

Throughout its 71 year history, TOWN HALL has hosted discussions with numerous lawyers and public policy executives, among them: Theodore M. Shaw, Director-Counsel and President, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Kenneth W. Starr, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, and most recently John Sonstelie, Professor and Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California.

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When:       Thursday, September 25, 2008
            Noon luncheon program followed by audience Q&A

Where:      The Regency Club
            10900 Wilshire Blvd.
            Los Angeles, CA 90024

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