Book Talk with
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
& Dahlia Lithwick


The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society and the Northern District Historical Society invite you to join us as renowned legal scholar and Berkeley Law’s Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, and Slate’s Amicus podcast host, Dahlia Lithwick, discuss Chemerinsky’s latest book, Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights.

Date: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM PST | Platform: Zoom


Registration is $25*; includes 1.0 CLE.

*Court personnel and law students are welcome to register for free – a link is included right before the general registration form!

CLE Certification

  • 1.0 CA CLE credit available | Hughes Hubbard and Reed is the MCLE provider, No. 1103
  • Attendees from other states will receive a generic certificate of attendance they can use to apply with their state bar.

CLE Materials

Guest Speakers

Erwin Chemerinsky is the Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He is the author of 12 books and over 250 law review articles. He is a contributing writer for the Opinion section of the Los Angeles Times, and writes regular columns for the Sacramento Bee, the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. He frequently argues appellate cases, including before the United States Supreme Court.

In 2016, he was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2017, National Jurist magazine again named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States. In January 2021, he was named President-elect of the Association of American Law Schools.

Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, where she has written her “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns since 1999Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic and Commentary, among other places. She is host of “Amicus,” Slate’s award-winning biweekly podcast about the law and the Supreme Court.

In 2018 Lithwick received the American Constitution Society’s Progressive Champion Award, and the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis. She won a 2013 National Magazine Award for her columns on the Affordable Care Act. She has been twice awarded an Online Journalism Award for her legal commentary. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October of 2018.


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