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Alumni on the Move: LtCol Alex Douvas

March 25, 2024 by | Fowler School of Law

A cool January morning saw Lieutenant Colonel Alex Douvas (JD ’05) return to campus with a small entourage of Marine Corps recruiters to discuss his work as a Marine Corps “judge advocate” (military lawyer) with Fowler students interested in learning about what it might offer. It has been ten years since Douvas was last on

Scholars Weekend 2024 20 Outstanding Years of Law School Admissions

March 19, 2024 by | Fowler School of Law

March 14-16 marked the 20th annual Scholars Weekend for the Fowler School of Law, an important event in the admissions cycle and a terrific opportunity for the Fowler School of Law community to welcome outstanding prospective candidates already admitted to our JD program. Prospective students were treated to a hands-on taste of school life over

Alumni on the Move: Amanda Simmons The ABA, Lifelong Advocacy, and Lawyering with Love

November 20, 2023 by | Fowler School of Law

What draws one to work as a lawyer and an advocate in the difficult area of child abuse, sexual abuse, and their legislation? Amanda Simmons’ (JD ’21) answer is direct and about as unequivocal as it gets: “If not me, then who?” She offers, “I waited twenty-five years for someone else to clean up this

Chapman Law Hosts National Moot Court Competition: Finishes with QF Placing

November 13, 2023 by | Fowler School of Law

Regionals for the National Moot Court Competition were held at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law this weekend. The Kennedy Hall courtrooms were the battleground for what can only be described as a fiercely competitive field of fourteen teams from California and Arizona as law students fought it out for a coveted place in the

Alumni on the Move: Captain Mandi Ford Finding Meaning and Mission in the Military

October 18, 2023 by | Fowler School of Law

“Oh, there was never a Plan B,” alumni Mandi Ford (JD ’18) chuckles on a Zoom call from her Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG) office at Fort Riley, Kansas, “even before my bar results came in, I was packing for the Army.” In part, it was the intrigue and promise of adventure, as this native

Dean’s Welcome Brings Unprecedented Gift to Law School Parker S. Kennedy makes a Transformative Donation to the School

August 28, 2023 by | Fowler School of Law

At an August 24 Welcome Reception for new law school Dean Paul Paton, Chapman President Daniele C. Struppa announced an unprecedented $15 million gift to the Fowler School of Law from Chapman Board of Trustees Chair Parker S. Kennedy–one of the largest gifts in Chapman history. The bulk of this transformative gift will be dedicated

2022 Golden Gavel Winners Summer Externship In the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

August 24, 2023 by | Fowler School of Law

By Jodee Storm Sullivan, Kaelyn Timmins-Reed and Deane Sutic. Law school externships are an opportunity to forge links between the theory and practical application of the law, a chance for students to hone their legal acumen while embedding themselves in supervised praxis, usually within an established practice or agency. From time to time, a student

Alumni on the Move: Daniel Kim Turning Crisis into Opportunity

August 9, 2023 by | Fowler School of Law

How does a personal injury lawyer with a strong focus on motor vehicle accident cases survive two years of shelter-in-place state mandates during COVID-19, when suddenly no cars were on the road? Alumnus Daniel Kim (JD ’12) knows that the answer to this riddle lies somewhere between having an entrepreneurial mindset and possessing an uncanny

Chapman Alumni Win Landmark $161 Million Verdict

May 25, 2023 by | Fowler School of Law

Chapman Law School alumni T. Gabe Houston (JD ’08) and Robbie Godinez Munoz (JD’20) have recently been awarded a $161 million verdict in a civil case against a major motorcycle manufacturer. The verdict, eight years in the making, has $11 million compensatory, and $150 million punitive damages attached to it, represents the culmination of a

Fowler Continues its Upward Trajectory in 2023 Law School Moves Up Nine Places in U.S. News Rankings

May 12, 2023 by | Fowler School of Law

The U.S. News & World Report has published its rankings of the best law schools in the country, with Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law continuing its upward trajectory and leaping 9 places to clinch 109th place. The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on a variety of performance factors for each of

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