Professor John Hall was quoted in a front page New York Times article about the sentencing of a former prison warden of the Khmer Rouge who was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Professor Hall commented on the difficulties facing the United Nations backed tribunal in Cambodia. “The court has struggled to deal with allegations of kickbacks involving national staff, heavy-handed political interference from the Cambodian government, bureaucratic inefficiency and incompetence, and disturbing levels of conflict between international and national staff,” said Professor Hall. Read the full article, entitled “Khmer Rouge Figure Is Found Guilty of War Crimes,” here.
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
A near-record number of Chapman University Fowler School of Law students passed the most recent California bar exam, with a first-time bar pass rate of 81%—the second highest in the law school’s history, and well above both the state’s first-time and overall pass rates.