Dean John Eastman was quoted in an article in the New York Times featuring John Yoo entitled, “Terror-War Fallout Lingers Over Bush Lawyers.” The article discusses legal briefs written by professor Yoo during his tenure with the Bush administration and raises questions as to what responsibility government lawyers should have if their legal advice is later viewed by authorities as quite flawed. Dean Eastman argued that it is unfair to single out government lawyers for the advice they gave in the days immediately following the 2001 terrorist attacks. He stated, “It’s unfortunate, and quite frankly it’s dangerous,” because it could make officials risk averse.” Read article …
From international law firms and corporate legal departments to nonprofits and the public sector, multiple generations of Chapman University Fowler School of Law graduates can be found flourishing together across the legal industry, thanks to the extensive reach of the Orange County law school’s alumni network.
Hon. Michele Mathis (JD ‘07) has spent most of her legal career as a public defender, but she says that she has “always been able to see both sides of the argument.” That’s a skill that should suit her well in her newest role—Mathis was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to the Riverside Superior Court