The State Bar of California has bestowed its 2014 Bernard E. Witkin Medal--which is given to individuals who have helped shape the legal landscape through an extraordinary body of work--to UC Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.
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"Dean Chemerinsky's intellectual IQ is off the charts, but he's also a great humanitarian," said State Bar President Craig Holden in presenting the medal to Chemerinsky at the State Bar's recent annual meeting in San Diego.
"I am deeply honored to have received the Witkin Medal, named for one of the true giants in the history of California's legal system: Bernard Witkin," Chemerinsky said. "As I look at those who have received this award before me, I am truly humbled to see my name with theirs."
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