Dean John Eastman was quoted in an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle entitled, “U.S. could be on hook in Padilla vs. Yoo.” The article discusses a suit filed on behalf of Jose Padilla, a convicted terrorist, against John Yoo, the lawyer and former visiting professor at Chapman who wrote controversial legal opinions that allegedly led to Padilla’s wrongful imprisonment and mistreatment. Eastman said, “The notion that someone is going to be held civilly liable for giving legal advice that other people didn’t like is preposterous.” Read more…
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
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.