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.
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law Professor of Criminal Law Scott Howe’s article entitled “ Deselecting Biased Juries ” was recently published in the Utah Law Review (Volume 2015, Number 2). From the abstract: Critics of peremptory-challenge systems commonly contend that they inevitably inflict inequality harm on many excused persons and should
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
During the summer of 2014, Professor Michael J. Bazyler taught in the study abroad program “ From Nuremberg to the Hague ” (“N2H”) in Nuremberg, Germany. The program allows students to learn firsthand about the Holocaust in the Bavarian city that hosted the Nazi war crimes trials after World War II – the location considered
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 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
After fierce competition, Chapman alumni filled four of eleven new positions at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
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
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.
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