Law students land top summer internships

April 12, 2010 by | Business and Law

Two students from the Dale E. Fowler School of Law have been offered highly selective summer internships with Open Society Justice Initiative in Phnom Penh. Katrina Jaffe, a second-year law student, will work primarily on issues relating to the Khmer Rouge tribunal. Julieanne Ines, a first-year law student and former Orange County Register reporter, will


Madison Lecture to portray 1810 contract law case

April 9, 2010 by | Business and Law

This year’s Madison Lecture will reenact the historic U.S. Supreme Court case Fletcher v. Peck from 1810, the first high court ruling to invalidate state law in conflict with the Constitution. The re-enactment is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in Kennedy Hall. A reception to honor former dean John C. Eastman


Brandman U. to Host GOP Senate Candidate Forum on March 30

March 29, 2010 by | Business and Law

Brandman University, the fully accredited adult education university within the Chapman University System, will host “America in the 21st Century: A Town Hall Forum Featuring the California Republican Candidates for U.S. Senate.” The event enables university students and the general public to openly discuss the issues with the Republican Senatorial candidates on Tuesday, March 30, from


Can digital activism speed change in Vietnam?

February 17, 2010 by | Business and Law

The fight for social justice and political change is alive and well in the digital age. That’s the message of a seminar called Digital Activism: A Tool for Change in Vietnam, to be held Feb. 27-28 at Chapman. Young activists in Iran, Moldova and elsewhere around the world are using the Internet to challenge authoritarian


How founder of TOMS Shoes makes a difference

February 8, 2010 by | Business and Law

Yeah, just try walking a mile in Blake Mycoskie’s shoes. He’s created five businesses since college, placed third with his sister Paige in season No. 2 of The Amazing Race and has been featured in People magazine’s “Heroes Among Us” section. He’s  founder and president of TOMS Shoes, which gives a pair of new shoes


Experimental economics lunch sparks lively discussion

February 8, 2010 by | Business and Law

Funded by a grant from the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE), and co-hosted by Chapman University and Reason Foundation, a lively luncheon discussion, “Experimental Economics and Economic Policy” was held last Tuesday, Feb. 2  in Argyros Forum.   Guests included members of Chapman’s Economic Science Institute (ESI), the Argyros School of Business and Economics,


Dean Eastman steps down to make run for state office

February 2, 2010 by | Business and Law

John C. Eastman , dean of the Chapman University School of Law, has announced that he is resigning as dean, effective Monday, Feb. 1, to seek the Republican nomination for the post of California Attorney General.  He will remain a member of the Chapman law school faculty. Chapman criminal law professor Scott Howe, who formerly served


Spend an evening with FDR

February 2, 2010 by | Business and Law

Think things are bad now with the economy, unemployment and general mood of the nation?  Think again. And think back to FDR. He  changed the nation, guiding Americans out of the Great Depression with his New Deal and through  WWII with a can-do spirit and optimism that was contagious. “It was that bountiful optimism —


Chapman to host Transit Forum

January 23, 2010 by | Business and Law

Chapman University will host the Southern California Transit Forum, which  brings together federal, state and local mass transit officials and legislative leaders to discuss the crisis in mass transit funding.  The conference, Feb. 5 (Friday), will be hosted by the Law School’s Center for Global Trade & Development and sponsored by the Orange County Business