Paul Paton Appointed as dean of Fowler School of Law

March 14, 2023 by | Faculty

Chapman University has named Paul Paton dean of the Dale E. Fowler School of Law. Paton is currently professor of law and ethics at the University of Alberta, Canada, he assumes the deanship from interim Dean Marisa Cianciarulo on June 30, 2023. Paton is a first-generation student and lawyer, receiving his undergraduate degree, as well


Alumni on the Move: Diana Chao

February 28, 2023 by | Alumni

Diana Chao (JD ’10) is the incumbent president of the Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law (OCCDL), a partner in her firm, Everett Dorey LLC, and the matriarch of a young family. We caught up with her to discuss life since graduation, her continuing involvement in the Fowler School of Law alumni and


Does Originalism Work?

February 8, 2023 by | Faculty

On Monday, Feb. 6, Professors Kurt Eggert and Lee J. Strang faced off in a robust yet collegial debate on the topic: Does Originalism Work? These two legal scholars easily filled the spacious venue in Kennedy Hall with an audience of students, faculty, and visitors keen to witness a scholarly arm-wrestle and expand their understanding


Keeping the Faith with Laura Evans

December 21, 2022 by | General News

Fowler School of Law 2L student Laura Evans has been named by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) to their 2022 Pro Bono Honor Roll, a sterling accolade for any aspirant lawyer. Evans is being recognized for her strong leadership and pro-bono efforts with the Ukrainian Mothers and Children Transport project (UMACT), an effort


Anabella Bonfa: A Mentor’s Mentor

November 21, 2022 by | Faculty

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

September 12, 2022 by | Alumni

“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).

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