|Story in Texas Lawyer Newspaper
Story in Texas Bar Journal
Erwin Chemerinsky might have played shortstop for the Chicago Cubs. But as a renowned constitutional law scholar and law school dean he doesn't have the time to do so except in his dreams.
According to Lee Ramsey -- staff attorney for the Tennessee Supreme Court, and chair of the American Bar Association Council of Appellate Staff Attorneys (CASA) -- that is something that Chemerinsky would like to do, in a fantasy sort of way.
So one day in July, Ramsey contacted Texas lawyer-artist Charles Pugsley Fincher and commisssioned him, on behalf of CASA, to do a fantasy illustration of Chemerinsky playing shortstop with the Cubs.
|Because Chemerinsky frenquently argues cases before the United States Supreme Court, Ramsey also had Fincher set in type separately the phrase, "Chemerinsky's an All Star at shortstop, snagging line drives off the nine biggest bats in baseball" to appear below the painting.
Fincher painted the illustration of Chemerinsky in acrylics on illustration board at his studio on South Padre Island, Texas. Once Ramsey received the painting in Nashville, he had it framed with the type in the mat below.
On Saturday, November 15, 2008, CASA presented the full-color fantasy illustration to Chemerisnky who was lecturing at the Appellate Law Summit in Phoenix, Arizona.