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The Greatest Class No One Knows About: Spontaneous Order and the Law

May 3, 2013 by Mike Preciado | Student Blog

Student blogger: Mike Preciado (’13) Chapman Law Review Editor   What’s a Spontaneous? At the beginning of each semester, I always have the same conversation. “Hey Mike, what classes are you taking?” Usually, I reply with a boilerplate list of regular law school classes, “I got lumped into professional responsibility, corporations, federal taxation, and evidence.”


You Never Know Who You Will Meet … So Go Out and Introduce Yourself!

April 28, 2013 by Ali Bollbach | Student Blog

Student blogger: Ali Bollbach (’14) Co-President of the Public Interest Law Foundation Chapman Law has students from around the country and around the world. We have recent college graduates, grad school graduates, semi-recent graduates, and long-time veterans of the work force. But who are the faces you see in the hallway, the opinions you hear


Sometimes Having Fun Can Be The Greatest Learning Tool

April 18, 2013 by Jaryn Saritzky | Student Blog

Student blogger: Jaryn Saritzky (’14) The way I remember it, the Appellate Court Room was entirely dark with the exception of two spotlights: one on me, and one on the judges. The judges’ bench? At least 10 feet tall. Maybe even 20. My words? Complete gibberish. This is how I remember first year Oral


Fender Internship and Entertainment Law Curriculum Turn Career Goals Into Possibilities

April 5, 2013 by Samantha Morgenstern | Student Blog

Student blogger: Samantha Morgenstern (’14)   “Why do you want to be a lawyer?” After starting law school, this became a question I could not answer easily, especially during my frustratingly uncertain 1L year. But my interest in music (and entertainment law) propelled me forward because music has motivated and influenced me throughout my life.


How to Make Yourself Practice-Ready upon Graduation

March 28, 2013 by Brandon Howard | Student Blog

Student blogger: Brandon Howard (’14) President of the Business & Investment Law Society   In January, Chapman Law Review hosted an all-day symposium that was right up my alley, so I decided to attend every panel they were offering, all day long (minus an hour for my Constitutional Law class – I was contemplating skipping


Let’s See Who’s Who in the Zoo

March 14, 2013 by Mike Preciado | Student Blog

Student blogger: Mike Preciado (’13) Chapman Law Review Editor   Have you ever wondered how absurd the law school rankings are? Well, they’re absolutely bonkers. No, I’m not complaining that they produce unfortunate results for some law schools: by definition, a ranking system will always have schools in the lowest tier. I’m complaining because the


Sports Immigration Law, It’s a Real Thing

February 28, 2013 by Jared Berman | Student Blog

Student blogger: Jared Berman (’15)   Exhausted from a full day of first year classes, I dragged myself to a Chapman Law event, hoping to network and educate myself on immigration law, and discovered a field I never knew existed – sports immigration law. Yes, you read that correctly, sports immigration law – it’s a real thing.


PILF’s Silent Auction Will be Amazing, Despite Lack of Carrier Pigeons

February 13, 2013 by Minhquan Nguyen | Student Blog

Student blogger: Minhquan Nguyen (’14) PILF Co-President   Midnight.  Still not in bed.  Alarm is set for 6 AM (argh, argh).  One month until the Silent Auction.  So why does it feel like the Silent Auction  is tomorrow and years away all at the same time? I should never have gotten myself into this.  I

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