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Dale E. Fowler School of Law


Alumni on the Move: LtCol Alex Douvas

March 25, 2024 by | Alumni

A cool January morning saw Lieutenant Colonel Alex Douvas (JD ’05) return to campus with a small entourage of Marine Corps recruiters to discuss his work as a Marine Corps “judge advocate” (military lawyer) with Fowler students interested in learning about what it might offer. It has been ten years since Douvas was last on

Scholars Weekend 2024 20 Outstanding Years of Law School Admissions

March 19, 2024 by | General News

March 14-16 marked the 20th annual Scholars Weekend for the Fowler School of Law, an important event in the admissions cycle and a terrific opportunity for the Fowler School of Law community to welcome outstanding prospective candidates already admitted to our JD program. Prospective students were treated to a hands-on taste of school life over

2024 Chapman Law Review Symposium: Rhythm, Rhyme and the Rule of Law

February 7, 2024 by | General News

As Fowler School of Law Dean Paul Paton noted during his welcoming remarks, you don’t often hear the words “Law Symposium” and “Sold Out” in the same sentence. The 2024 Chapman Law Review was hosted in a packed-to-capacity Kennedy Hall and treated guests to a dazzling array of legal scholarship, experience and insight. Academics, practitioners

Nancy Schultz Memorial at the Fowler School of Law

January 31, 2024 by | Faculty

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

In Memoriam: Professor Nancy L. Schultz

December 18, 2023 by | Faculty

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

December 2023 Bar Swearing-in Ceremony

December 4, 2023 by | Alumni

A cool fall evening provided the perfect backdrop to the Fowler School of Law State and Federal Bar Swearing-in Ceremony held in a packed Memorial Hall on Friday evening. In attendance were the one-hundred-plus bar exam passers, faculty, family and friends, along with Judge Nathan Vu, the Honorable Mark Wallace (Retired), Dean Paton, Professor Nate

Fowler Law Students Set the Bar High in 2023

November 30, 2023 by | Dale E. Fowler School of Law

This July, one hundred and sixteen Fowler School of Law graduates passed the California Bar Exam, posting a remarkable 81% successful pass rate for first-time bar-takers from the school. Placed in context, this achievement is nothing short of exceptional: Of the 7,500-plus bar-takers this July, 49% failed the exam; new graduates from Californian ABA-accredited schools saw

Dean’s Welcome Brings Unprecedented Gift to Law School Parker S. Kennedy makes a Transformative Donation to the School

August 28, 2023 by | Dale E. Fowler School of Law

At an August 24 Welcome Reception for new law school Dean Paul Paton, Chapman President Daniele C. Struppa announced an unprecedented $15 million gift to the Fowler School of Law from Chapman Board of Trustees Chair Parker S. Kennedy–one of the largest gifts in Chapman history. The bulk of this transformative gift will be dedicated

2022 Golden Gavel Winners Summer Externship In the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

August 24, 2023 by | General News

By Jodee Storm Sullivan, Kaelyn Timmins-Reed and Deane Sutic. Law school externships are an opportunity to forge links between the theory and practical application of the law, a chance for students to hone their legal acumen while embedding themselves in supervised praxis, usually within an established practice or agency. From time to time, a student

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