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Professor Denis Binder

Chapman University Fowler School of Law Professor Denis Binder was recently elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF), an independent, nonprofit research institute focused on the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law.

According to the American Bar Foundation’s website, ABF Fellows comprise a “global honorary society” of law practitioners, instructors, and scholars whose careers have “demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities.” They support the ABF’s research both financially and through sponsorship of legal seminars and events. Membership in the Fellows is very exclusive, limited to just one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in their respective jurisdictions.

Professor Binder, who joined the Chapman Law faculty in 1996, has been teaching law for more than four decades, specializing in toxic torts, antitrust, and environmental law. He is the second current Fowler School of Law faculty member to serve as an ABF Fellow; Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development Richard Redding was elected a Fellow in 2011.