» Fowler School of Law Administration

From the innovative and supportive leadership of Dean Tom Campbell to the tireless work of its numerous staff members, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law owes its success in large part to the dedication and hard work of its administrative team. Below is a list of senior administrators working to support the school's mission. Including Deans and Directors who currently do not teach, Fowler School of Law has 9 full time administrators.

 

Dr. Tom Campbell
Dr. Tom Campbell
Dean and Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law and Professor of Economics
(714) 628-2526
Dr. Tom Campbell was appointed Dean of the Fowler School of Law in February, 2011. He came to Chapman in January 2009 as a visiting Presidential Fellow and Fletcher Jones Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law. Prior to joining Chapman, he was the Bank of America Dean and Professor of Business from 2002 to 2008 at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where, during his tenure, the business school's Wall Street Journal national ranking improved from 15th to 2nd. Tom was a Professor of Law at Stanford University from 1987-2002; Associate Professor at Stanford, 1983-1987; a member of the United States Congress from 1989-1993 and 1995-2001; a member of the California State Senate from 1993-1995; and the director of the California Department of Finance from 2004-2005. He has a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, and a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he also served as a member of the board of editors of the Harvard Law Review. He was a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Byron White, and to US Court of Appeals Judge George E. MacKinnon; a White House Fellow; executive assistant to the Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice and; director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission. Tom's principal area of academic work is in the application of economics to legal questions. He has published articles in the Harvard Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Hastings Law Journal, and the Antitrust Law Journal, among others. He is the author of the book Separation of Powers in Practice, published by Stanford University Press (2004). Since 2001, Tom Campbell and his wife Susanne have taught in Africa as volunteers on seven separate occasions, in Ghana, Eritrea and Rwanda, where they taught courses in fund raising (Susanne) and international financial institutions, business strategy and constitutional law (Tom), at the following universities: Ashesi University, Accra, Ghana; Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Kigali, Rwanda; School of Banking and Finance, Kigali, Rwanda; and the University of Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea. In fall 2011, Tom became director of the new Business Law Emphasis Program at Chapman's Fowler School of Law. He has taught Antitrust, Legislation, and Separation of Powers.
Daniel Bogart
Daniel Bogart
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Donley and Marjorie Bollinger Chair in Real Estate Law
(714) 628-2507
Daniel B. Bogart holds the Donley and Marjorie Bollinger Chair in Real Estate Law and serves as the Director of the Fowler School of Law's Center for Land Resources. He previously served as the Fowler School of Law Associate Dean for Administration. Dean Bogart's scholarly, teaching, and national service interests emphasize transactional practice. His articles have appeared in the UCLA Law Review, the American Bankruptcy Law Journal, the Pittsburgh Law Review, among others. Dean Bogart is also the co-author of four books, including Commercial Leasing, A Transactional Primer (with Professor Celeste Hammond). He is contributing editor to Friedman on Leases (Randolph Edition), the most widely used treatise on commercial lease law and practice. He speaks regularly at scholarly events, including recent presentations at Renmin University of China School of Law in Beijing and Emory Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. Dean Bogart began his teaching career in 1990, when he was named to the faculty of the Drake University Law School. He joined the Chapman University School of Law faculty in 1998, a recipient of Chapman University's Valerie Scudder Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in teaching, scholarship, advising, and service. He has been named outstanding teacher at both Drake Law School and Chapman's Fowler School of Law. Dean Bogart has chaired most of the key committees at the Fowler School of Law. Notably, he chaired the committee devoted to Fowler's successful membership application to the Association of American Law Schools and the American Bar Association's accreditation review. Dean Bogart is past chair of the Real Estate Transactions Section of the Association of American Law Schools and is an elected member of the American Law Institute as well as a Fellow of both the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation. He received his B.A. (1982), J.D. (1986) and M.A. in Economics (1986) from Duke University.
Jayne Taylor Kacer
Jayne Taylor Kacer
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Administration
(714) 628-2641
Jayne Taylor Kacer is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Administration and an adjunct member of the law school faculty. Dean Kacer earned her JD cum laude from Loyola Law School in 1985. While in law school, Dean Kacer was Co-Chief Notes and Comments Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and was a member of the law school's trial advocacy team. She graduated in the top two percent of her class and was selected to be a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society. After graduating from law school, Dean Kacer became associated with the Orange County-based law firm of Rutan & Tucker, LLP and was made a partner in the firm in 1993. During the course of her career in private practice, Dean Kacer primarily handled large, complex civil litigation matters and civil appeals in both federal and state courts. She began teaching legal research and writing at Chapman's Fowler School of Law in 2001 as an adjunct professor. In 2004, Dean Kacer left her practice to accept a full-time position at Fowler School of Law. She was selected by the students as Professor of the Year for 2006-2007. In addition to her teaching and administrative duties, Dean Kacer has served as a faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) on the subject of depositions. She has taught Remedies; Pre-trial Civil Practice; Practice Preparation; Legal Research and Writing; and Mediation Clinic.
Suzanna Adelizi
Suzanna Adelizi
Assistant Dean of Career Services
(714) 628-2517
Suzanna joined the Chapman University Fowler School of Law administration in 2008. She graduated summa cum laude from California State Fullerton and is a 2005 graduate of Chapman University Fowler School of Law where she received the National Association of Women Lawyers' Outstanding Law Graduate Award. While studying at Fowler, Suzanna was the President of the Public Interest Law Foundation and a contributing editor with the Nexus Journal. Before joining Fowler, Suzanna practiced criminal law as an associate attorney in the law firm of Kenneth L. Schreiber.
Cary Bowdich
Cary Bowdich
Assistant Dean of Development
(714) 532-7773
Cary joined the Chapman University Fowler School of Law staff in April 2011, bringing thirty years of experience in advancement and higher education administration. Prior to joining Fowler, she was part of the development team at the University of California, Irvine from 2007-2011, first as the Assistant Dean of External Relations in the Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences and then in the central advancement office as the Director of Corporate Development. For more than a decade prior to her time at UCI, she was Director of Advancement at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Additionally, she has held senior advancement positions at Purdue University, St. John's College, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts and the International Tennis Hall of Fame and National Tennis Foundation. She also worked in Washington D.C. for two top national higher education associations, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Cary has a Master of Science from Purdue University, a Bachelor of University Studies in Psychology and Kinesiology, from the University of New Mexico, and a Certificate in Fund-Raising Management (CFRM) from New York University. She has held a number of board positions, including board president of the Museum of Natural History, Morro Bay, CA; board president of the Santa Fe Symphony & Chorus, Inc., Santa Fe, NM; and she co-founded a youth symphony while in Santa Fe. She has been a presenter at regional and national conferences and a workshop leader in many advancement topics, along with serving on numerous committees and advisory boards.
Karman Hsu
Karman Hsu
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Diversity Initiatives
(714) 628-2594
Karman earned her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. While at Syracuse Law she was a member of the Academic Standards Committee and earned a Master of Arts degree in Sociology. She joins Chapman University Fowler School of Law with over 10 years of law school admissions experience. She began her law admissions career at Syracuse Law, followed by nine years at UCLA School of Law where she was Director of Admissions. Karman is responsible for admissions initiatives as they relate to the promotion of Chapman's Fowler School of Law supportive and dynamic community, and enrollment of students with a strong sense of integrity.
Kathleen Clark
Kathleen Clark
Director of Financial Aid
(714) 628-2510
Kathleen has worked in the financial aid field for over 15 years, holding progressively more responsible positions in both public and private sectors. Kathleen began her career at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in 1996 as a counselor and advanced to assistant director before accepting her current position in 2002. She is an active member of National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA), and California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA) and has served on several CASFAA committees. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State University Fullerton with minors in Math and Child Development. Kathleen is responsible for ensuring that students receive financial aid in accordance with all Chapman University Fowler School of Law, federal and state policies and regulations.
Rick Faulkner
Rick Faulkner
Director of Academic Achievement Program and Assistant Professor
(714) 628-2663
Richard is an alumnus of Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2004. He earned his B.A in English from California State University, Fullerton. While a student at Chapman, he served as the Senior Notes and Comments editor of the Chapman Law Review, was an executive board member of the Appellate Moot Court Honor Board and spent two years as a Dean's Fellow for Legal Research and Writing. Following law school, Professor Faulkner was a practicing family law litigator, handling a variety of cases at the trial and appellate court levels. He became an adjunct professor at Chapman's Fowler School of Law in 2006, teaching Legal Research and Writing and Remedies, and joined as a full-time faculty member in 2007.
David Finley
David Finley
Director of Communications and Adjunct Professor
(714) 628-2565
David earned his JD from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honors Board and a 3L moot court teaching assistant. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach, where he graduated with distinction. After five years of litigation practice, he spent the next decade in legal publishing, where he held positions as managing editor, marketing director, editor-in-chief and publisher. In 1999, he founded Litigation One Publishing, a niche publisher dedicated to the distribution of practical resources for litigators. In 2005 his books were acquired by Thomson West Publishing and he served as a publishing consultant until he joined Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in 2006. He is currently author and co-author of more than two dozen practice guides published by Thomson West and is the nation’s most widely published author of materials on Motions in Limine. In 2010, he developed and began teaching California Law and Motion Practice, a course that provides in-depth instruction in litigation skills, utilizing an experiential approach that blends practical skills and legal theory. He has also taught Legal Research and Writing.
Maryam Isles
Maryam Isles
Registrar
(714) 628-2522
Maryam is responsible for administering the school's academic operations relating to registration, records maintenance, examinations, grades, and graduation. She earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University, Fullerton. Prior to joining Chapman, she served as director of student services and as registrar for the Southern California College of Business & Law, where she also taught as part-time faculty for general education courses. Since 1999, she has served as admissions coordinator and counselor for the Fowler School of Law admissions office, becoming registrar in 2001. She is a member of the American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO) and the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (PACRAO), and is a frequent presenter at AACRAO's conferences. She is also an area representative for the National Network of Law School Officers.
Linda Kawaguchi
Linda Kawaguchi
Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Library Director and Professor of Law
(714) 628-2537
Linda has two decades of law school library experience, including positions at Berkeley Law at University of California - Berkeley, University of Washington, University of Michigan, and Gonzaga University School of Law. She attended the University of Idaho where she received a B.A. in English; University of Washington, where she received a M.S. in Library Science; and, University of Idaho, where she received a JD. Linda is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, American Bar Association, Association of American Law Schools, and more than a dozen additional library and law-related organizations. She has presented numerous papers on advanced legal research, critical thinking and legislative intent. She teaches advanced legal research.
Sesar Morfin
Sesar Morfin
Financial Analyst
(714) 628-2693
Sesar earned his B.A from California State University, Fullerton and is currently pursuing his MBA degree from Pepperdine University. Prior to joining Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Sesar served as a management analyst for the City of Tustin. Before that, he served as an accountant for the Orange Unified School District. Sesar is responsible for the oversight of financial activities and budget administration including approving, reviewing and monitoring all accounting, human resource and payroll requests. Sesar is an active member of the Association of Financial Analysts and the Pepperdine Finance Club.
Ron Steiner
Ron Steiner
Director of Law Graduate Programs and Professor
(714) 628-7356
Dr. Ronald Steiner oversees the LL.M. program at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. He earned a B.A. from Lafayette College; an M.A. from University of Delaware; a JD (Order of the Coif) from the University of Southern California Law School; and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Steiner served as a clerk for Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and as an extern for Justice Miriam Vogel of the California Court of Appeal. He worked for several years with the major international law firm of Sidley Austin, handing appellate and law-intensive litigation, including telecommunications regulatory proceedings before the FCC. In addition, he served in 1999 and 2000 as Deputy Counsel on the California Governor’s Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Hate Groups. On a recent leave from the Fowler School of Law, he served as a temporary Deputy District Attorney for Orange County, California, handling misdemeanor arraignments, felony preliminary hearings, and a six-day jury trial. His scholarship generally examines the intersections of law and public policy, including his doctoral dissertation, “The Interpretation of Treaties and the Constitution of Native American Identity” (1993). His recent articles on “The Rise and Fall of Miranda Warnings in Popular Culture” and “Policy Oscillations in California’s Law of Premises Liability” have been extensively cited in legal scholarship and commentary. Dr. Steiner also has taught in Chapman University’s Political Science Department and undergraduate Honors Program. He was named Chapman’s Faculty Member of the Year in 2006, and is the winner of a number of other teaching awards. He has taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Legislation, Private Law as Public Policy, Criminal Law in the Political Process and Introduction to American Law (international LL.M.).
George Willis
George Willis
Director of the Tax Law Clinic, Associate Clinical Professor and Administrator of the Graduate Tax Programs
(714) 628-2531
George earned his B.S. in Finance from California State University, Long Beach and earned his JD from the Chapman University Fowler School of Law. He has achieved numerous advanced certifications in varied areas of development. Prior to joining Fowler, he was a sole practitioner in tax, business and estate planning. He worked for the Internal Revenue Service, Estate and Gift Tax Division, and at the First American Corporation under their general counsel. As a member of the ABA section for Taxation, he is actively involved with the Committee for Low Income Taxpayers and serves as the moderator of their listserv. He also performs pro bono work as a member of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Pro Bono Panel, and as an attorney-volunteer for the Public Law Center in Orange County, California. George is also a popular speaker in the fields of estate planning, business and tax matters at private events throughout Southern California. He has taught Tax Procedure and Administration Clinic, U.S. Tax Court Clinic and Wills & Trusts.