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.
When Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law alumnus Christopher Navarro (LL.M. ’11) began law school in North Carolina, he had no idea that entertainment law was a field of choice. He only knew that his passion for music would get him into the music industry. So when he learned about Chapman University Dale
When Bradley Schoenleben (JD ’07) envisioned his career with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, he knew he would be helping victims of crime, but he couldn’t have imagined the way that role would evolve. Since 2013, Schoenleben has worked as a Deputy DA in the office’s Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT) Unit, which targets
In the coming weeks, twenty college students from around the nation will get an introduction to the law school experience as part of Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) program. The program, funded by a grant from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), brings to Chapman first- and second-year college students
When Robert Odell (JD ’12) steps into a courtroom to try a case he could easily be mistaken for a junior associate or second chair in the trial. It’s not very often that the lead trial attorney on a multi-million dollar case is just a few years out of law school. Odell, who has developed