First Year Law Students Face Off before a VIP Panel of Judges at the Annual Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel Competition

April 28, 2017 by | Student Life

First year students Hope Blain and Elisabeth Carter faced-off before a packed house in Fowler School of Law’s appellate courtroom last week during the final argument in the 2017 Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel Competition. The final argument served as an opportunity for the winning advocates to display their skills before a panel of VIP

Chapman Law Professor’s One-of-a-Kind Website Catalogs Disasters, Campus Violence, and Civil Rights Incidents

April 27, 2017 by | Faculty

After compiling research on criminal prosecutions following non-terrorist disasters and tragedies, Fowler School of Law Professor Denis Binder decided to create a new website,, to share his research with others. His interest in creating the site developed from his extensive career working in the area of dam failures. Launched in the fall of 2016,

Chapman Law Competition Students Finish in Top Three at International Mediation Tournament in Glasgow, Scotland

April 26, 2017 by | General News

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law’s competition teams finished the academic year this month with an impressive showing at the annual International Law School Mediation Tournament in Glasgow, Scotland. Two teams of Fowler School of Law students – Weston O’Connor (JD ’17), Spencer Shain (JD ’18), Sasha Ostrovsky (JD ’18), Jeff Farano (JD

Chapman Law Alumna Finds Her Passion Serving the Community as Founder of the Restoration Law Center

April 24, 2017 by | General News

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law alumna Leslie Ivie (’08) has served her community for more than 15 years, helping nonprofit organizations achieve their missions. In 2015, she founded the Restoration Law Center, which provides low- or no-cost services for nonprofits and individuals, including mobile criminal defense, nonprofit formation legal services, and training

Former U.S. Senator Russell Feingold Brings 2016-2017 Chapman Dialogue Series to a Close with a Look at Threats to Democracy

April 20, 2017 by | General News

The Fowler School of Law wrapped up its 2016-2017 Chapman Dialogue Lecture Series on Monday, April 17 with a special presentation by former United States Democratic Senator Russell Feingold. The presentation, “The Growing Threat to the Legitimacy of the U.S. Government,” was attended by a full house of Fowler School of Law and Chapman University