»Additional Resources

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+-Career Fair Support

Do you plan on attending a career fair or conference and seek help in funding some of the cost? If so, submit the completed form to the CSO.

View the co-sponsorship request form

+-Diversity Resources

Chapman University Fowler School of Law is committed to having a diverse student population and supporting our students.  Please visit our Commitment to Diversity page for Large Firm Diversity Programs, Diversity Job Fairs, and other helpful information. 

+-Hardcopy Resources

There are many hardcopy resources in the CSO Resource Library including:

  • Yellow Books Series: Contact and biographical information that you can locate on leaders within a wide variety of firms, organizations, associations and agencies.
  • Book of Lists for Orange County, Inland Empire, and Los Angeles County: The Business Journal ranks the top businesses in many different industries within OC, IE, and LA in these three volumes. The Book of Lists is updated annually.

+-Law Student Certification

Law Student Initial Certification


Some externships offer the opportunity to appear in court on behalf of clients or the government if the law student is first "certified" through the State Bar's Practical Training of Law Students program. Students are eligible if they:

  1. Completed the first year of law school; and
  2. Completed or be enrolled in Civil Procedure and Evidence.

Please have the Registrar's office sign all applicable forms that Fowler School of Law must sign. 



Learn how to become certified    

+-Law Student Re-Certification

If you have been previously certified and need to extend your certification under your current supervising attorney, submit the Extension of Period of Supervision form.



View the Extension of Period of Supervision form  

+-Post-Graduate Law Student Certification

Memo from Cal Bar on Post-Graduate Law Student Certification: a "student may be certified after graduating from law school as long as the student takes the first General Bar Examination. If the student fails his/her first eligible Bar Exam, certification ends on the date of notice. If the student passes the first eligible Bar Exam, the certification extends to thirty days after date of notice."

Learn how to become certified

+-Practice Area Guides

Hot Practice Areas

We have created practice area guides on a variety of popular practice areas. These guides can assist you in either exploring various practice areas or get you connected to the available resources in an area of interest. The guides provide topic-specific information regarding applicable job search sites, employment opportunities, specialty bar associations, mentoring programs, hardcopy resources, and scholarships.

A-G:

Animal Law

Bankruptcy Law 

Corporate & Business Law 

Criminal Law 

Employment/Labor Law 

Energy Law 

Entertainment & Sports Law 

Environmental Law 

Family Law (Traditional & Non-Traditional)

H-P:

Healthcare Law (Including Medicare Appeals & Food/Drug Law)

Immigration Law 

International Law 

Maritime Law 

Public Interest Law

Q-Z:

Real Estate Law 

Solo Practice 

Tax/Estate Planning

Additional Entertainment & Sports Law Resources

Pathways to Careers in Entertainment Law & Business 

Sports and Entertainment Law Resources Handout

+-Student Event Co-Sponsorship Form

Do you need assistance co-sponsoring an event for your student organization? If so, submit the completed form to the CSO. 

View the co-sponsorship request form

+-Video-Recorded Presentations

We will try to capture our events (including panels, individual speakers, and orientations) in a video file when we are able to do so. Please check back regularly, as we will update our archive.

Visit the video-recorded presentations

+-Writing Competitions

Lawyers write for a living, and an effective lawyer is an effective writer. So it is a fact that great legal writers are more competitive candidates in the job market. So how do you get to be a better writer? Write more! One way that you can hone your legal writing skills is to participate in writing competitions. 

Plus, there are many good reasons why it makes sense to participate:

  • You will build your resume; 
  • You will have better writing samples to use in your applications. Many writing competitions are practice-area specific so you can create a writing sample that is specifically geared toward your target employer; 
  • A great writing sample can help compensate for a mediocre GPA; and
  • You will build your professional reputation in the legal community.

The fact is that very few students participate in writing competitions, so you will often have little in the way of competition. The odds of actually winning a writing competition are very good.


Learn more about writing competition opportunities (.PDF)

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