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    Law students choose externships in a wide range of specialties
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    The Fowler School of Law is a U.S. News “Top School"
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    Law professors include former US Supreme Court clerks and a Nobel laureate
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    Our students recently visited with LA Dodgers General Counsel Sam Fernandez
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    Nobel peace laureate Elie Wiesel visits the law school annually
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Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Developing professionally trained leaders in law through a comprehensive understanding of legal analysis and essential practice skills

Providing the core ingredients for success in the law

ABA-accredited Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law is a U.S. News and World Report “Top School” and a Princeton Review Top 10 school for "Quality of Life." At Fowler, accomplished faculty members provide a comprehensive and personalized approach to preparing students for the three essential ingredients for success: legal analysis, practical skills and professionalism.

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Associate Dean Donald Kochan Fowler School of Law Announces New Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

Donald Kochan has been named the new Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. This new position was created by Dean Tom Campbell, in part, to increase the visibility of scholarship produced by the Fowler Law faculty and to help faculty members keep current on the latest pedagogical innovations. Learn more.

Class of 2014 Commencement Ceremony and LL.M. Graduation Reception Available on Webcast Archives

Chapman University's Dale E. Fowler School of Law held its Class of 2014 commencement ceremony for graduating J.D. and LL.M. students on Friday, May 23. The ceremony was webcast live for family and friends who could not attend. On Thursday, May 22, graduating LL.M. students participated in a special graduation reception, also webcast live. The webcasts are now available for viewing in our archives:

J.D. and LL.M. Graduation Ceremony

LL.M. Graduation Reception  

Family Violence Clinical Professor Featured in New VideoFamily Violence Clinic Director Marisa Cianciarulo

Professor Marisa Cianciarulo is featured in a newly released video profile, where she discusses what brought her into scholarly work in immigration law. “I saw firsthand how our refugee laws didn't always provide the needed protection,” she explains as she describes her role as director of the law school's Bette and Wylie Aitken Family Violence Clinic.  

Chapman Law Review Articles Recognized by Prestigious Institute for Law Teaching & Learning

The Institute for Law Teaching & Learning recently selected two articles from the Chapman Law Review as "Article of the Month." Both articles were originally published in the Law Review volume coinciding with the 2013 Chapman Law Review Symposium, which focused on legal education reform and practice-ready learning methods.


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Law School Receives Historic $55 Million Gift

Law School Earns 10th Straight Top 10 Ranking for Quality of Life

Fowler School of Law Earns Seven-Year ABA Reaccreditation

Law School's Scholarly Impact Dramatically Outpaces U.S. News Ranking 

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