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Law Professor Fears His Students Want to Be Antonin Scalia When They Grow Up

RYAN AQUILINA holds a sign as pro and anti-gay marriage demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the morning that oral arguments on the question of same sex marriage are heard.

Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, wrote an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. He needed to warn the world about his law students, who threaten to slowly morph legal writing from a place where reason reigns to a free-for-all where people who pen John Grisham–esque opinions in the style of a mishmash of Oscar Wilde and David Mamet rule.

For this trend,” he writes, “I largely blame Scalia.”

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Professor Fears Students Want to Be Scalia