Some Thoughts on the Occasion of the Un-Hiring of Erwin Chemerinsky as Dean of the Forthcoming Donald Bren School of Law at UC Irvine

(For context, see here and here.)

How tactless.

How offensive to academic freedom.

If someone can nix the deal, consult them before you extend the offer.

Donald Bren can’t be happy with this publicity.

This can’t be good for hiring Chemerinsky’s replacement.

Or for hiring the faculty the school needs to attract.

It could doom the new Irvine law school.

It could cost Chancellor Drake his job.

It should.