The Chancellor thought the Regents would block it, so he said, and that the fight would somehow tarnish the new law school. Chancellor Drake, that's your job. You are supposed to argue with the Regents on behalf of UCI. What is it, exactly, that you DO here?
Also, UCI is not Orange County University. It is an internationally known research institution and member of a statewide University. It doesn't have to have a major in John Wayne or a Disneyland Institute. And don't let Donald Bren tell you what to do because he gave you $20 million and you named the law school after him. What's he gonna do, take it back?
Don't worry, Mr. Chemerinsky. We'll visit you on Sakhalin Island.
Bonus points: Chapman says they'll hire him in an instant. And not just Chapman, but the Chapman legal dean, who's a rightwinger and debates Chereminsky weekly on the radio. Oddly enough he'd very much enjoy having his debate opponent working in his office. Viva Chapman!