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Chapman University Fowler School of Law is an approved provider of California Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE.) The school now offers multiple ways to earn free MCLE credits.

Live MCLE Sessions

The School of Law periodically hosts lectures and training events on campus in which alumni and other guests may earn participatory MCLE credits. MCLE events are posted on the law school's events calendar. Note that some live on-campus MCLE events are for alumni only (and will be so identified).

Online MCLE at the Webcast Archives

The School of Law has certified several webcast archives for "self study" credit. Those webcasts marked with an "MCLE" notation will qualify for non-participatory "self study" MCLE for California attorneys for the amount of credit listed. Each webcast counts as general MCLE and does not count for special credit in any subject matter or required topic unless noted.

Free Access to MCLE DVDs and CDs at the Rinker Law Library

The School of Law's Rinker Law Library also maintains a library of MCLE DVDs and CDs (.pdf) for free MCLE self study on the premises (not for check out). Topics include discovery, family law, tax, bankruptcy, jury selection, ethics and more.

Record Keeping Requirements

Chapman University Fowler School of Law does not maintain attendance reports for self study MCLE. Rather, attorneys are responsible for keeping track of their own education. A personal log of self-study education activities must be kept. A sample self study MCLE log may be downloaded from the California State Bar Website.

If your compliance is audited, you must prove compliance with your MCLE requirement by providing your record of self-study activities including, as appropriate, the title, provider, time spent in the activity, subject matter of the activity, and the date on which you engaged in the activity.

Attorneys should note that there is a 12.5 hour maximum for self study credit per compliance period in California.

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