ORANGE, Calif. – The new U.S. News & World Report ranking of national law schools has been released, and Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law has moved up 13 positions to #127 in the “Top Schools” group, the highest tier of the national law school rankings.

Fowler Law Dean Tom Campbell said of the school’s rise:

“I could not be more pleased to see Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law making a solid move up the rankings; but I am not surprised. In a climate where students have been more selective in making the decision to pursue a career in law, we continue to attract top candidates with excellent credentials. Our renewed rise in the U.S. News’ Top Schools list can be attributed in large part to the strength of those students, along with our early adoption of a powerful practice-ready curricula and a world-class faculty that includes four former U.S. Supreme Court clerks and a Nobel laureate.”

The new ranking gives the Fowler School of Law, founded in 1995, yet another reason to celebrate as it marks its 20th anniversary this spring. The milestone anniversary will be feted at a gala dinner under the stars on Chapman’s Attallah Piazza on Saturday, March 28, attended by current students, faculty, staff, alumni, past deans, judges, and leading members of the Southern California legal community.