Student Life

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

Moot Court Team Competes in Nationals

April 3, 2008 by | Student Life

After winning the regional competition in Las Vegas last month, the moot court team of Katia Benthale, Rob Webster, and Matt Wechter competed in the national finals of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Chicago. This competition is the largest and most prestigious in the country and nearly 180 teams competed in regions throughout

Chapman Teams Win at Competition

March 3, 2008 by | Student Life

At the American Association for Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, Chapman’s team of Luigi Monteleone, Michael Delaney, Joel Griffith, and Jeremy Katz finished 6th overall out of 15 teams. For the second year in a row, Chapman’s Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition team made the “sweet 16″ at this a large and prestigious competition.  The team

New Law Review Board Announced

February 27, 2008 by | Student Life

The 2008-09 Law Review Board has been selected, as follows: Editor-In-Chief, Ryan Chavez; Managing Editor, Mike Khalilpour; Senior Articles Editors, Kendra Weber and Jeremy Katz; Senior Notes Editors, Kari Kadomatsu and Allison De Tal; Production Editor Brian Thomley; Senior Symposium Editor, Alicia Jessop; Business Development Editor, Holly Buchanan; Submissions Editor, Ryan McIntyre; Articles Editors, Charles

Chapman Hosts Annual Barrister’s Ball and Auction

February 22, 2008 by | Student Life

On February 22, the annual Barrister’s Ball and PILF Silent Auction (also known as the “law prom”) was held at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel. PILF thanks everyone who donated items for the auction, especially Professors Henry Noyes and Tom Bell whose “poker night” donation was the high bid of the evening, yielding $1,400

3L Argues Case to Court of Appeals

February 1, 2008 by | Student Life

3L student Rob Webster recently argued a case to the Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals.  One of the judges before whom Rob argued complemented both Rob and Chapman Law School on Rob’s great performance.  An appellate litigator from the Federal Public Defender’s Office likewise complemented Rob’s performance, as did several Ninth Circuit staff attorneys.  Way

Elder Law Center Achieves Great Result for Client

January 30, 2008 by | Student Life

3L student Jack Styskal and the Alona Cortese Elder Law Center achieved a great result on behalf of a client during the week of January 28. The center’s client obtained a conservatorship over her adult, developmentally challenged daughter, allowing the client to determine medical care and housing arrangements for her daughter.  Jack prepared the conservatorship