Chapman Law Alumnus Thomas Robichaux recently climbed the ladder to President of the Orleans Parish School Board. Robichaux was elected to school board in 2008, despite being a gay Caucasian male in a state with few publicly gay individuals, and a voting district that is “overwhelmingly black,” according to an article on his election. In his personal life, a few years ago Robichaux randomly bumped into a 17-year-old, who was looking for legal advice on becoming emancipated to get out of foster care, and ended up adopting him as a son. Robichaux is quoted as saying, “I’m out to save the world — or my little piece of it. When I die, I want the world to be a better place for me having been in it.” Read more about it here.
It’s been 20 years since Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law moved into the building that we now know as Donald P. Kennedy Hall. While that’s an impressive milestone worth celebrating, the law school has never been content to rest upon its laurels, and the same goes for its iconic home in the
It was standing room only inside the Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s appellate courtroom on Monday as two first-year law students delivered and defended their final arguments in the 2019 Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel Competition. This public exhibition capped off the annual competition, during which 1L students engage in oral argument based on