For the first time since 2019, the winners of the annual Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel Competition made their final arguments before a triumvirate of guest judges live and in-person, before a standing room-only audience packed into the Fowler School of Law’s Appellate Courtroom. The Golden Gavel Competition is the culmination of a semester’s worth
For the third year, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law has placed in the Top 10 of the annual American Bar Association (ABA) Competitions Championship, finishing fourth place out of all participating law schools for the 2020-2021 season.
When Chapman University Fowler School of Law students Piper Brockley (JD ’23) and Kyla Nguyen (JD ’23) made their final arguments in the annual Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel Competition, they did so in a very different setting than their predecessors—due to the pandemic, this year’s public exhibition round was being held virtually via Zoom.
It was standing room only inside the Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s appellate courtroom on Monday as two first-year law students delivered and defended their final arguments in the 2019 Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel Competition. This public exhibition capped off the annual competition, during which 1L students engage in oral argument based on
Hope Blain (JD ’19) and Amy Hudack (JD ’19) have been awarded the 2017 Rutan & Tucker Golden Quill award. The prestigious award recognizes “top briefs” for the plaintiff and the defendant in the annual first-year Legal Research and Writing competition. Blain, representing the plaintiff, and Hudack, representing the defendant, explored whether an employee accused
First year students Hope Blain and Elisabeth Carter faced-off before a packed house in Fowler School of Law’s appellate courtroom last week during the final argument in the 2017 Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel Competition. The final argument served as an opportunity for the winning advocates to display their skills before a panel of VIP
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law’s competition teams finished the academic year this month with an impressive showing at the annual International Law School Mediation Tournament in Glasgow, Scotland. Two teams of Fowler School of Law students – Weston O’Connor (JD ’17), Spencer Shain (JD ’18), Sasha Ostrovsky (JD ’18), Jeff Farano (JD
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law served as host of the Regional American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition last weekend. In addition to hosting, Chapman competed in the event, with two of its competition teams facing off in the semifinal round. Kevin Kim (JD ’17) and Cindy Park (JD ’18) went head-to-head against
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law students Brianna Ruiz (JD ‘18) and Grace Nguyen (JD ‘18) took home the first place title last weekend at the annual Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition in Costa Mesa, California. Nguyen was also recognized as second-place oral advocate and Ruiz was recognized as the 10th-place oral advocate in preliminary rounds.
The spring competition season officially began for Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law’s competition boards last week at the National Professional Football Negotiation Competition in New Orleans, Louisiana. Two teams from Chapman – Scott Liebert (’17) and Spencer Shain (’18), and Jeffrey Farano (’17) and Weston O’Connor (’17) – were among the 29