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.
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law alumnus Peter Javanmardi (JD ’08) helped a client obtain a verdict in excess of $16.6 million last month in a wrongful termination and racial discrimination case in Los Angeles Superior Court. The award includes $373,514 in economic damages, $2.5 million in non-economic damages, and $13.8 million in
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law alumnus Jeremy Jass (JD ’11) recently obtained a $2.25 million verdict on behalf of a woman sexually assaulted by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy. According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call at the home of the then 21-year-old
For a student who entered law school with some doubts about her ability to excel, Amanda Thyden (JD ’17) far exceeded her expectations. During her three years at Fowler School of Law, Thyden served as Editor-in-Chief of the Chapman Law Review, was a law school ambassador, participated in Chapman’s Mediation Clinic, and was a member
In a processional accompanied by the proud wail of bagpipes, members of Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s Class of 2017 walked across campus toward the tree-lined Wilson Field Friday, symbolically marking the transition from students to graduates at the law school’s 20th commencement ceremony. View a webcast of the full commencement ceremony. View more