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

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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.
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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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