2022 Golden Gavel Winners Summer Externship

August 24, 2023 by | General News

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

August 9, 2023 by | Alumni

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 | Alumni

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

May 12, 2023 by | General News

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


Golden Gavel 2023

April 24, 2023 by | Uncategorized

A standing-room-only appellate courtroom on the second floor of Kennedy Hall was the venue for this year’s annual Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel Competition, where two seemingly unflappable 1L students prepared to make their final arguments before three guest judges. If 2023’s Golden Gavel finalists Hannah Hamblin (plaintiff) and Kristin Sinks (defendant) had any pre-appearance jitters,


Alumni on the Move: Alex Mohajer Runs for State Senate

March 27, 2023 by | Alumni

When Alex Mohajer (JD ’11) graduated from Chapman University, his graduating class voted this champion of equality and LGBTQ+ rights, “Most Likely to be Held in Contempt of Court”–they were wrong, of course. Mohajer left Chapman and entered public service where, for the past ten years, he has been investigating allegations of discrimination and sexual


Paul Paton Appointed as dean of Fowler School of Law

March 14, 2023 by | Faculty

Chapman University has named Paul Paton dean of the Dale E. Fowler School of Law. Paton is currently professor of law and ethics at the University of Alberta, Canada, he assumes the deanship from interim Dean Marisa Cianciarulo on June 30, 2023. Paton is a first-generation student and lawyer, receiving his undergraduate degree, as well


Alumni on the Move: Diana Chao

February 28, 2023 by | Alumni

Diana Chao (JD ’10) is the incumbent president of the Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law (OCCDL), a partner in her firm, Everett Dorey LLC, and the matriarch of a young family. We caught up with her to discuss life since graduation, her continuing involvement in the Fowler School of Law alumni and


Does Originalism Work?

February 8, 2023 by | Faculty

On Monday, Feb. 6, Professors Kurt Eggert and Lee J. Strang faced off in a robust yet collegial debate on the topic: Does Originalism Work? These two legal scholars easily filled the spacious venue in Kennedy Hall with an audience of students, faculty, and visitors keen to witness a scholarly arm-wrestle and expand their understanding

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