An article in LegalNewsline.com stated that on November 21st, the American Bar Association filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, “urging it to find that private lawyers representing public agencies are entitled to increased immunity from lawsuits.” Professor Rotunda commented on the complexity of the issue regarding immunity for private sector employees; “So much of immunity is common law. Congress could take care of it by statute, […] But the court has been reluctant to extend qualified immunity to private firms of individuals acting on behalf of the government. For example, the courts have not wanted to grant qualified immunity to prison guards operating in a private prison.” Read more about the amicus brief and what Professor Rotunda had to say.
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