Contract Law book cover
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law Professor Frank Doti’s
Contract Law, Flowcharts and Cases: A Visual Guide to Understanding Contracts
will be published this May in its fourth edition.

The book, used by students, professors and lawyers worldwide, contains schematic flowcharts that visually plot the rules of contract law as well as recent case examples to help students better understand the subject matter in a unique way.

Frank Doti Headshot
Professor Frank J. Doti is a
cum laude
graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana. He is a member of the bars of the states of California, Illinois and Colorado and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Professor Doti is certified by the California State Bar as a Tax Law Specialist under the demanding certification of law specialists program. Before coming to Chapman, he was an associate attorney for five years at McDermott Will & Emery in Chicago. He also served as vice president and tax law counsel for seven years at the Leo Burnett advertising agency in Chicago.  He holds the William P. Foley Chair in Corporate & Taxation Law at the Fowler School of Law.

Doti teaches contract law, federal income taxation, and estate and gift tax law. Chapman students selected Doti as Professor of the Year in 2012. He was the first recipient of the Katherine Darmer Teaching Excellence Award.

He has published numerous law review articles on various taxation law issues. One of those was recently cited in a brief filed with the United States Supreme Court in
Murphy v. U.S.
He has served as an articles editor of the American Bar Association Tax Lawyer.

Doti founded the first pro-bono taxation law clinic in California. Fowler School of Law is one the first law schools to garner IRS funding and has been awarded more than $1.5 million since the clinic’s inception. He also founded Fowler Law’s JD Tax Law Emphasis program, the very first emphasis program at Chapman.

Professor Doti is also the founder and a board consultant of the Orange County Legal Education Foundation. The Foundation has granted over $1 million in scholarships to deserving law students in southern California since 1987.