Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of LawpreLaw magazine cover was once again recently named one of preLaw Magazines “Best Schools for Practical Training,” earning an “A+” grade and a ranking of 16th in the nation. In the same spring 2021 issue, preLaw also ranked Chapman as one of the country’s “Top Schools for Alternative Dispute Resolution Law,” earning an “A-” grade.

The quarterly publication, which helps prospective law students make educated decisions about where to apply and attend law school, graded schools on several data points, including such practical training offerings as clinics, externships, simulation courses, pro bono hours and mock trial participation. This is the fourth consecutive year that Chapman has earned an “A” grade or higher in preLaw‘s “Practical Training” list.

The Fowler School of Law offers students the opportunity to participate in six legal clinics, in which they work with live clients in areas such as tax law, entertainment contracts, and mediation. Three student competition boards–Moot Court, Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution–provide students the chance to compete nationally and internationally against other law schools, putting their lawyering skills to the test. And a robust Externship Program allows students to gain real-world experience by working for judges, government agencies, corporations, public interest organizations, private law firms and more. Additionally, students who contribute at least 50 pro bono hours to a public interest organization or government entity are eligible to earn a Commitment to Service award upon graduation.