The average January low temperature in Lincoln, Nebraska is 14 degrees Fahrenheit, but Shirley Peng (’09) would assure you that you quickly get used to the cold. Since graduating from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in 2009, the Southern California native has been working as an attorney with Legal Aid of Nebraska.
Chapman Law Alumnus Thomas Robichaux recently climbed the ladder to President of the Orleans Parish School Board. Robichaux was elected to school board in 2008, despite being a gay Caucasian male in a state with few publicly gay individuals, and a voting district that is “overwhelmingly black,” according to an article on his election. In his
Chapman students, faculty, and the legal community gathered for Chapman’s Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) annual Awards Dinner and Auction. The auction raised a new high mark of over $15,000. PILF honored Justice Richard D. Fybel, Chair of the California Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Code of Judicial Ethics, with the first ever PILF
KTLA news interviewed radio personality Big Boy, who is also the executive producer and an actor in the film, “Exit Strategy.” The interview included a clip from the film containing a scene which takes place at the 106 radio station. A Chapman Working With Filmmakers Clinic student was at the radio station to assist
Professor Deepa Badrinarayana , along with five other professors of law, signed on to serve as an editor for the “Environmental Law Prof Blog.” View the announcement, and be sure to follow the blog in the future as she will be posting articles every other week.
Many thanks to all the student organization representatives, alumni, faculty, and administrators who helped make this year’s a huge success. Dressed in Halloween attire, more than 60 members of the law school community treated the children at Orangewood to a wide variety of activities including juggling, pumpkin bowling, pin the spider on the web, pumpkin
The Chapman University School of Law participated in a questionnaire sent out by the U.S. Department of Justice Access to Justice Initiative. The questionnaire asked law schools to answer two questions: “What is your school doing to support a public service ethic in every student?” and, “What new public service opportunities are you offering in
Congratulations to Professor Francine Lipman, who was recently appointed to the Public Service Fellowship Committee. Professor Lipman was also ranked no. 13 on SSRN of all tax professors in the country, based largely on the thousands of downloads of her papers. View Professor Lipman’s ranking.
Chapman’s Working with Filmmakers Clinic is credited in a film to be presented at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. (See http://indianfilmfestival.org/) Through the clinic, Chapman Law students work directly with low budget independent filmmakers and serve as production legal counsel. Chapman Law Students in the Working with Filmmakers Clinic were also credited in
Chapman’s Animal Law Society raised $1,140 for the Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OCSPCA) through a pet photo contest. For the contest, the Society encouraged members to bring in photos of their pet and the Chapman community voted on which pet should be the Law Society’s mascot. A vote was