Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law would like to extend sincere thanks to all who attended the memorial event for Professor Nancy Schultz on Thursday, January 25th. The turnout for this special evening, both in-person and via Zoom, was truly overwhelming. Add to this the wonderful notes received by email, the personal testimonials, vignettes and
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Professor Nancy L. Schultz, the Kennedy Professor of Dispute Resolution and the Director of Chapman’s Competitions Program, who passed away at her home on Thursday, December 15. Nancy, as she insisted on being addressed by students and faculty alike, was synonymous
Regionals for the National Moot Court Competition were held at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law this weekend. The Kennedy Hall courtrooms were the battleground for what can only be described as a fiercely competitive field of fourteen teams from California and Arizona as law students fought it out for a coveted place in the
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