Erwin Chemerinsky, JD Biography
||Alston & Bird Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Duke University
||Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Nothing in international law authorizes a preemptive war to overthrow a government and disarm it. Our war in Iraq fits in none of the prescribed situations where it is lawfully permissible."
"By Flouting War Laws, U.S. Invites Tragedy," Los Angeles Times, Mar. 25, 2003
|Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
|Involvement and Affiliations:
||Alston & Bird Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Duke University, 2004-present
Plaintiff and co-counsel in a lawsuit brought on behalf of the Guantanamo detainees
Columnist, California Lawyer, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and Trial Magazine
Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, and Political Science, University of Southern California Law School, 1983-2004
Professor, DePaul College of Law, 1980-1983
Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
Trial Attorney, Dobrovir, Oakes & Gebhardt, Washington, D.C.
||JD, Harvard Law School, 1978
BS, Northwestern University, 1975
||Named by Legal Affairs one of "the top 20 legal thinkers in America," April 2005
Named by the Daily Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in California, 1998-2003
Recipient, President’s Award from the Criminal Courts Bar Association, 2003 Freedom of Information Award form the Society for Professional Journalists, 2003
Recipient, Community Service Award from the Western Center on Law and Poverty, 2002
Recipient, Community Service Award from the Anti-Defamation League, 2001
Recipient, Clarence Darrow Award from the People's College of Law, 2001
Recipient, Alumni Achievement Award from Northwestern University, 2000
Recipient, Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, 1999
Recipient, Judge John Brown Award for Contributions to Federal Judicial Education, 1998