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Fowler Law Announces New Criminal Law Emphasis Program for JD Students

March 18, 2016 by | General News

Between six distinguished JD emphasis certificate programs and two joint degree options, current Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law students have numerous choices to direct their studies into high-impact career paths. Next year, they’ll have another option, with the addition of the law school’s new Criminal Law Emphasis Program, our seventh certificate offering.

Fowler Law to Present Confidential Jailhouse Informants Debate Featuring Representatives from Orange County DA's Office and Criminal Defense Bar

September 24, 2015 by | General News

On September 30 Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law will present “A Conversation About Confidential Jailhouse Informants,” a presentation developed as a response to the controversy surrounding the People v. Scott Dekraai case and the related pre-trial hearings focusing on the alleged misuse of informants in the Orange County jail. (Dekraai confessed to murdering eight people in

Professor Larry Rosenthal Discusses Supreme Court’s Recent DNA Ruling on San Francisco NPR Broadcast

June 4, 2013 by | Faculty

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Maryland v. King that police may take DNA from people arrested in connection with serious crimes. The federal government and 28 states, including California, collect DNA from people who have been arrested instead of waiting for a conviction. This morning, Chapman Law Professor Larry Rosenthal joined Erin Murphy, professor

Chapman Law Alumna Helps Free John Edward Smith

October 1, 2012 by | General News

Chapman 2012 Alumna Valerie Feltz Rone, as part of her work with Innocence Matters, helped free a man who served nearly nineteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit. John Edward Smith was 18 when he went to prison for a shooting that took place in a gang-infested area. Despite his strong

LA Times Interviewed Professor Darmer

July 5, 2011 by | Faculty

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Professor Katherine Darmer about the federal criminal trial of Roger Clemens and the testimony of his former close friend and teammate with the Yankees, Andy Pettitte. “I’ve always thought this case was strong for the government and that Pettitte is an unusually strong witness,” Professor Darmer told the Times. “He

Chapman First in Nation for Masters of Law in Prosecutorial Science

June 20, 2011 by | General News

The Californian.com highlighted Chapman Law’s Prosecutorial Science L.L.M. program. In an article about Deputy District Attorney Elizabeth Thomas, the Californian.com commented on Chapman’s program. “The two-year program is the first in the nation to provide a Masters of Law in Prosecutorial Science.” Read the full article here.

OC Register Quotes Professor Rosenthal

June 2, 2011 by | Faculty

The Orange County Register quoted Professor Lawrence Rosenthal in an article about a young Orange County resident’s recent murder charge and his history of unchecked low-level offenses. “Low-level offenders frequently escape meaningful punishment until they kill somebody or do some other horrific act,” said Professor Rosenthal. “The message they get sent is that they’re getting

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