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Chapman Alumni Have 77% Bar Pass Rate

November 3, 2008 by | General News

Chapman first-time takers of the July 2008 California Bar Exam achieved the highest pass rate in the law school’s history, continuing a strong upward trend. The 77% overall pass rate was complemented by strong gains in other areas, including a 91% pass rate for the top 75% of the graduating class and a 100% pass rate

Chapman Law Ranks Top 10 in Several Categories

October 9, 2008 by | General News

Chapman University School of Law continues to rank among the nation’s best in Princeton Review’s Best 174 Law Schools, 2009 Edition. Chapman retained its Top 10 status in the “Quality of Life (#3)” “Professors Rock (Legally Speaking) (#7),” and “Best Classroom Experience (#3)” categories.  More importantly, Chapman added a fourth Top 10 category to its roster—“Most Diverse

Chapman Law to Create Law Clinic for Military Families

October 3, 2008 by | General News

The School of Law is exploring a first-of-its-kind law clinic on the West Coast aimed at serving military personnel and their families, providing them with free legal advice and representation in civil matters. The program would be a “safety net” for members of the military, supporting the Judge Advocate General, or JAG, corps and tackling

Chapman Dialogues to Include Falk, Crass and Galbraith

August 13, 2008 by | General News

Associate Dean Timothy Canova has released the preliminary schedule of Chapman Dialogues for 2008-09. The list for 2008-09 features distinguished guest speakers that include Richard Falk, Ronald Cass and James Galbraith, with topics such as international law, privacy rights and gay marriage.  View schedule…

Law Review Symposium Keynote Speaker Announced

July 3, 2008 by | General News

The School of Law has announced that Emeritus Professor Harry Jaffa will be the keynote speaker at the 2009 Chapman Law Review Symposium, to be held on January 30, 2009. The Symposium theme will be “Lincoln Constitutionalism in Time of War: Lessons for the War on Terror.” For information, please contact the Symposium Editor at

Tom Campbell Joins High-Profile Chapman Law Faculty Additions

June 13, 2008 by | General News

The Daily Journal reported on Tom Campbell’s coming to Chapman for a two year visitorship: “Campbell is the latest in a string of high-profile additions to the Chapman law faculty for next term, including economics laureate Vernon L. Smith and ethics and constitutional law textbooks author Ronald Rotunda, both coming from George Mason University School

Professor Hall to Lead Students in Cambodian Documentary

May 12, 2008 by | General News

Champman University has announced that Professor John Hall and veteran documentary filmmaker, Jeff Swimmer, will lead five students on a trip to Cambodia to develop documentaries for the Khmer Arts Academy and Tiny Toones, two arts-focused NGOs in need of assistance to create more public awareness for their work. The two-week trip will commence on