As part of the firm’s commitment to the community, TorkLaw is proud to announce its sponsorship of the this years University of California Irvine School of Law Public Service Awards Dinner. Each year, UCI School of Law recognizes a distinguished individual for their public service. This year’s recipient is U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.
Sponsorship of this event supports the school’s student scholarship programs.
“There is no greater contribution that we can make to our communities than dedicating ourselves to public service and supporting efforts by our local schools,” said Reza Torkzadeh, founder of TorkLaw.
Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at UC Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science.
Prior to assuming this position in 2008, Chemerinsky was the Alston and Bird Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University from 2004-2008. Before that, he was a professor at the University of Southern California Law School from 1983-2004. During this time, Chemerinsky also served as the Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, and Political Science.
Chemerinsky is the author of eight books, including The Case Against the Supreme Court published in 2014, and more than 200 law review articles. He frequently argues appellate cases, some of them before the United States Supreme Court. In January 2014, National Jurist magazine named Dean Chemerinsky the most influential person in legal education in the United States. Dean Chemerinsky is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Law School.