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
When Chapman University Fowler School of Law students Piper Brockley (JD ’23) and Kyla Nguyen (JD ’23) made their final arguments in the annual Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel Competition, they did so in a very different setting than their predecessors—due to the pandemic, this year’s public exhibition round was being held virtually via Zoom.
It was standing room only inside the Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s appellate courtroom on Monday as two first-year law students delivered and defended their final arguments in the 2019 Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel Competition. This public exhibition capped off the annual competition, during which 1L students engage in oral argument based on
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