Chemerinsky Leaves UCI Law With Legacy to Build On

Orange County Business Journal

Richard Bridgford was quoted in a front page story in the Orange County Business Journal about Dean Erwin Chemerinksy leaving UCI Law School to lead California-Berkley’s School of Law.  Bridgford, who has been a longtime supporter of Dean Chemerinksy noted his major accomplishments since joining the school 10 years ago and moving it to No. 28 on the American Bar Association list of accredited law schools in the country.

“Without qualification, it can be said that no law school dean anywhere at any time has accomplished what Erwin accomplished at UCI law,” said Richard Bridgford, a member of UCI Law Dean’s Advisory Board of Visitors and a founding member of the school’s Civil Justice Research Institute. “Significantly, Erwin accomplished all this … while authoring a prodigious list of books and articles and establishing new institutes relating to civil justice [and] access to the courts, cybersecurity and others. He is the closest thing to irreplaceable I can imagine, and he will be greatly missed.”