Charles Doskow, longtime professor and Dean Emeritus, receives the 2011 Erwin Chemerinsky Defender of the Constitution Award at an awards luncheon Tuesday.

RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 17, 2011 – The Federal Bar Association Inland Empire Chapter on Tuesday awarded University of La Verne College of Law Professor and Dean Emeritus Charles Doskow the 2011 Erwin Chemerinsky Defender of the Constitution Award.

Doskow, a longtime professor and advocate for the legal profession, has had a tremendous impact on law in Southern California as both an educator and a practicing attorney. He began teaching at La Verne Law in 1979, served as dean from 1980 to 1985, and continues to instruct students today on Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility. He is a past president of the Federal Bar Association Inland Empire Chapter, as well as the San Bernardino County and Western San Bernardino County bar associations.

Doskow is a frequent commentator on legal issues in the media, has many published articles to his name, and speaks regularly at law association events and gatherings. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and did his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin. He also holds his LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law.

“I am particularly pleased with this award because it represents in part the relationship between University of La Verne College of Law and the Federal Bar Association,” Doskow said at the 11th Annual Constitutional Law Forum held at the Mission Inn. As the first academic to receive the award, Doskow reflected on the importance of law schools in furthering the institution of law. “What we teach lives on.

“When I was first notified of this award, I thought it was enough that my name was mentioned with Erwin Chemerinsky,” Doskow said. “That was enough.”

Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, returned the praise. “I’ve known Prof. Doskow for a long time,” he said. “He does so much to motivate students, and I am flattered to have my name associated with him.”

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