Student Life

Dean Eastman Speaks on Tax Increases

January 6, 2009 by | Faculty

Dean John Eastman spoke at a press conference in Sacramento, California regarding the filing of a suit to block illegal state tax increases. The suit was filed by The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) and Chapman’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, joined by the National Federation of Independent Business and more than 40 state legislators to


Chapman Mock Trial Wins Arbitration Competition

January 3, 2009 by | Student Life

Chapman’s Mock Trial Board won the ABA-LSD National Arbitration Competition in San Antonio, Texas this past weekend. The student team of Jimmy Blalock, Brett Corson, Meghan O’Brien Taylor, and Arlinda Witko finished third in the preliminary rounds, advancing to the final rounds where they outscored teams from Louisiana State University and the University of Missouri—Columbia. The team was


Outlaw Sponsors Forum on Prop 8

November 20, 2008 by | Faculty

Chapman Law’s student organization, Outlaw, organized and co-sponsored with the Orange County Equality Coalition (“OCEC”) a forum entitled, “Prop 8 Passed: What Next?” on Monday, November 24.  Jayne Kacer, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and a faculty sponsor of Outlaw, moderated the event, which included professors, students and members of OCEC who addressed key issues in the


Chapman’s Documentary Program Featured in Article

November 10, 2008 by | Faculty

Professor John Hall was mentioned in an article entitled “Courage, Hope and the Power of Dance Help Bring War-Torn Cambodia Back to Life.” This article discusses Chapman’s international documentary program in which students are sent around the world with cameras to create pieces. This past summer Chapman University Professor Jeff Swimmer, along with Professor Hall


Students Published on Health Care Proposals

October 26, 2008 by | Student Life

The Los Angeles Daily Journal published two op-eds written by Chapman Law students analyzing the presidential candidates’ health care proposals. In a full page point-counterpoint piece that appeared in the October 17, 2008 issue, “A Healthy Debate” featured the opinions of 3L student Shirley Peng and 2L student Edward Reid. Peng noted that John McCain’s plan only appeals


LA Times Features Chapman 1L

September 28, 2008 by | Student Life

First year law student Joe Werner was featured in a Los Angeles Times article entitled, “First-year law student finds it can be trying.”  Dana Parsons interviewed Werner for an inside look at the first-year law student experience.  Regarding the first few weeks of law school, Werner stated, “It’s definitely given me, even in the first


Chapman Law Students Land Global Internships

September 3, 2008 by | Student Life

Chapman Law students had a global reach in the summer of 2008, with high impact internships that included work with the White House Counsel and CNBC London, among many others. Also, this summer, professor John Hall spearheaded a new cooperative program with Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, taking a group of film, law and humanities students


1L Elected as Outreach Chair of Ms. JD

April 20, 2008 by | Student Life

First Year law student, Ruby Banipal, was elected as Outreach Chair for West Region of the new Ms. JD National Women Law Students’ Organization. Ms. JD, a national non-profit organization, held a Leadership Summit in New York City on April 4th and 5th.  The purpose of the summit was to bring together law students from