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.
The Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law has received a $1 million gift from Sherry and Parker Kennedy. Park Kennedy is currently the chair of the Fowler School of Law’s Board of Advisors and vice chair of the University’s Board of Trustees. He also serves as chairman of First American Financial Corporation. The
The path that leads to the office of the general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers is not one that anyone could plot or plan. That includes Rob Pelinka, the man who sits behind the desk. “There are 30 GMs in the world in the NBA. So 30 divided by the number of people in
The Flint water crisis, linked to more than a dozen deaths and devastating health consequences for many residents of the Michigan city, raises fundamental questions about governance and justice, Michigan Special Assistant Attorney General Noah Hall told an audience Feb. 8 at the first Chapman Dialogue lecture of 2018 at the Dale E. Fowler School of
From the glittering skyscrapers of Dubai to the bustling commerce of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, special zones that operate under different economic rules than the areas around them are a familiar global phenomenon. Yet new types of these generally duty-free zones are emerging, creating dramatic experiments in government that inspired the