When Chapman University Fowler School of Law graduates log on to take the bar exam online this week, one less thing they’ll have to worry about is where their nourishment is coming from, thanks to the law school’s Bar Lunch Program, which provides each exam taker with a voucher to use anytime during the week of the bar exam. And this time around, they have fellow alumni Ariana Burris (JD ‘09), Jason Burris ‘02 (JD ‘08), and Nathan Camuti (JD ‘14) to thank for their financial support of the program.
A near-record number of Chapman University Fowler School of Law students passed the most recent California bar exam, with a first-time bar pass rate of 81%—the second highest in the law school’s history, and well above both the state’s first-time and overall pass rates.
Hon. Michele Mathis (JD ‘07) has spent most of her legal career as a public defender, but she says that she has “always been able to see both sides of the argument.” That’s a skill that should suit her well in her newest role—Mathis was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to the Riverside Superior Court
From international law firms and corporate legal departments to nonprofits and the public sector, multiple generations of Chapman University Fowler School of Law graduates can be found flourishing together across the legal industry, thanks to the extensive reach of the Orange County law school’s alumni network.
For anyone wanting to practice law, taking (and passing) the bar exam is an unavoidable, yet essential, part of the journey to becoming an attorney. As recent graduates of the Chapman University Fowler School of Law prepare to take the bar exam, we asked their antecedents to share advice for mentally and physically preparing for,
Taking the bar exam is an immense undertaking for law school graduates, even under the best of conditions. That’s why Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law puts significant resources toward not only preparing its students to take the bar exam—both before and after graduation—but also supporting them on the days of the test itself with
They say hindsight is 20/20. So, it’s only appropriate that as our Class of 2020 heads out into the legal world, we asked some of our recent graduates what advice they’d give (if they could) to their younger selves before they started their 1L year. We hope future law students—including those entering the Fowler School
Chapman University Fowler School of Law alumna Katie Rodin ’01 (JD ‘05) received the “Sports Counsel of the Year” award from the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel at its 2020 Counsel of the Year Awards. Rodin is vice president and general counsel for the Anaheim Ducks, where she oversees all legal activities not just
Hon. Timothy Weiner (LL.M. ’10) wants Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law students to keep an open mind and learn as much as possible about the area of law in which they’re interested. And students would be wise to heed his advice — because after all, it worked for him. Weiner was just
Photographed on the sidelines with NBA star James Harden, Diana Day (J.D. ’07) occasionally has been confused by gossip-hungry fans for a girlfriend. That is part of the background of sexist assumptions Day has overcome in a high-trajectory career negotiating contracts for professional athletes: Last year, she became the first woman cited by Forbes as