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The Implications of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

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August 31, 2022 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Free event! Self-study credit available. Presented by the Business Law Section. Co-sponsored by the CLA Civics Engagement and Outreach Committee.


On June 24, 2022, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade. What will this mean for reproductive freedom in California and the United States? What will it mean for other constitutional rights?

Erwin Chemerinsky

Speaker: Erwin Chemerinsky has served as the Dean of Berkeley Law since July 2017. He earlier had served as founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at the UC Irvine School of Law (2008-2017) and served on the faculty at Duke University, USC, and DePaul College of Law.  

He is the author of 14 books, including leading casebooks and treatises about constitutional law, criminal procedure, and federal jurisdiction, and is also the author of more than 200 law review articles. His most recent books are Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights, and The Religion Clauses:  The Case for Separating Church and State (with Howard Gillman).He is a contributing writer for the Opinion section of the Los Angeles Times and writes regularly in other publications. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the US Supreme Court. In 2016, he was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2017, National Jurist magazine again named him 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.

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