For Chapman University Fowler School of Law Professor Michael Bazyler, the growing refugee crisis created by the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine is more than just a horrifying international news story. It’s a reflection of both his heritage and personal experience as a Russian-speaking Jewish refugee who came to America with his Holocaust survivor parents in the 1960s.
For the first time since 2019, the winners of the annual Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel Competition made their final arguments before a triumvirate of guest judges live and in-person, before a standing room-only audience packed into the Fowler School of Law’s Appellate Courtroom. The Golden Gavel Competition is the culmination of a semester’s worth
In recognition of its leadership in furthering diversity and inclusion both on campus and in the legal community, the Chapman University Fowler School of Law was recently named Corporate Citizen of the Year by the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association (OCHBA). During the OCHBA’s 44th Annual Scholarship Gala on March 12 at the Irvine Marriott,
The Chapman University Fowler School of Law recently welcomed back Camille Heenan as its director of Career Services. She previously served as an assistant director in the Career Services Office from 2017 to 2018. “We’re excited to welcome Director Heenan back to the Chapman Law family, where she will help continue the strong momentum and
Several faculty members from the Chapman University Fowler School of Law will be participating as speakers and moderators at the 2022 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, being held virtually this year from January 5-9. All times noted below are displayed in Eastern Time. Legal Research and Writing Professor Abigail Patthoff is serving
The Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law is pleased to welcome two talented new members to its administrative staff. Kristen O’Brien joined the Fowler School of Law in November as an Assistant Director of Career Services. O’Brien comes to Chapman from Lewis Brisbois, where she handled employment litigation and general liability matters. Before
Chapman University Fowler School of Law alumna Alexa Dectis (JD ’19), associate counsel at Skydance Media, has been named one of the 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment. Dectis, who oversees all legal issues surrounding minors in Skydance Media productions, was inspired to go into the legal profession by her time spent
While many graduates of the Fowler School of Law find success working in large and small law firms, corporate offices, and courtrooms, others also use the foundational skills they develop in law school to become entrepreneurs, launching new businesses and legal ventures—both in solo forays and leadership roles.
Longtime Fowler School of Law Professor Susanna Kim Ripken has been named the William P. Foley II Chair in Corporate Law and Taxation in recognition of her service and contributions to the field of corporate and securities law.
With a median LSAT score of 160 and undergraduate GPA of 3.60, the newest incoming class continues five years of progressive gains in new student credentials for the Fowler School of Law—among one of the greatest increases in the nation.