Anabella Bonfa: A Mentor’s Mentor
Adjunct faculty member Anabella Bonfa has been honored at the prestigious California Legal Awards, where she received a mentorship award for 20 years of work mentoring fledgling lawyers. Bonfa is a local trial attorney practicing at Wellman & Warren in Laguna Hills, when she is not at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Going Places with the JAG Corps and Alumna Captain Marlyss Maxham
“I never wanted to count billable hours,” says Marlyss Maxham (JD ’21) of how she saw her legal career unfolding. Now Captain Maxham, this Fowler School of Law alumna is currently stationed on the tropical paradise of Hawaii’s Oahu island and serving in the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG).
Weighing in on Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs Decision
Dean Cianciarulo, Professor of Law and Interim Dean of Chapman University Fowler School of Law, presented her insights into the constitutional and societal implications of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Supreme Court decision.
Fowler Law graduate Caroline Nam pursues a passion for victim advocacy
It’s often said that success depends on being in the right place at the right time. In the case of Caroline Nam (JD ’22), success has depended on the tenacity to put herself in that right place at that right time.
Fowler School of Law professor launches project to assist Ukrainian refugees
For Chapman University Fowler School of Law Professor Michael Bazyler, the growing refugee crisis created by the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine is more than just a horrifying international news story. It’s a reflection of both his heritage and personal experience as a Russian-speaking Jewish refugee who came to America with his Holocaust survivor parents in the 1960s.
First-year law students show off skills in annual Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel Competition
For the first time since 2019, the winners of the annual Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel Competition made their final arguments before a triumvirate of guest judges live and in-person, before a standing room-only audience packed into the Fowler School of Law’s Appellate Courtroom. The Golden Gavel Competition is the culmination of a semester’s worth
Chapman Law receives OCHBA Corporate Citizen Award for diversity initiatives
In recognition of its leadership in furthering diversity and inclusion both on campus and in the legal community, the Chapman University Fowler School of Law was recently named Corporate Citizen of the Year by the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association (OCHBA). During the OCHBA’s 44th Annual Scholarship Gala on March 12 at the Irvine Marriott,
Fowler School of Law welcomes new Director of Career Services Camille Heenan
The Chapman University Fowler School of Law recently welcomed back Camille Heenan as its director of Career Services. She previously served as an assistant director in the Career Services Office from 2017 to 2018. “We’re excited to welcome Director Heenan back to the Chapman Law family, where she will help continue the strong momentum and
Where to find Fowler School of Law faculty at the 2022 AALS Annual Meeting
Several faculty members from the Chapman University Fowler School of Law will be participating as speakers and moderators at the 2022 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, being held virtually this year from January 5-9. All times noted below are displayed in Eastern Time. Legal Research and Writing Professor Abigail Patthoff is serving
Chapman Law welcomes new directors to Career Services Office and Darling Law Library
The Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law is pleased to welcome two talented new members to its administrative staff. Kristen O’Brien joined the Fowler School of Law in November as an Assistant Director of Career Services. O’Brien comes to Chapman from Lewis Brisbois, where she handled employment litigation and general liability matters. Before