The Portrait of Dean Erwin Chemerinsky was unveiled at a tear filled event at the University of California Irvine School of Law on June 28th, 2017. The painting was hung in the law library with an emotional unveiling by Erwin's family. A reception followed with faculty and friends of the Law School and University. Chemerinsky is the founding dean of the law school and dean for the past eight years.
"I feel like the portrait captured the light of inspiration that seems to glow from Erwin when he listens and speaks," said the artist, Peter Simpson Cook.
The portrait will hang in the law library until the new law school is built sometime in the future and will be moved to a place of honor in that building.