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.
“Oh, there was never a Plan B,” alumni Mandi Ford (JD ’18) chuckles on a Zoom call from her Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG) office at Fort Riley, Kansas, “even before my bar results came in, I was packing for the Army.” In part, it was the intrigue and promise of adventure, as this native
This July, one hundred and sixteen Fowler School of Law graduates passed the California Bar Exam, posting a remarkable 81% successful pass rate for first-time bar-takers from the school. Placed in context, this achievement is nothing short of exceptional: Of the 7,500-plus bar-takers this July, 49% failed the exam; new graduates from Californian ABA-accredited schools saw