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+-Archives of the Classifieds
+-Career Fair Support
Do you plan on attending a career fair or conference and seek help in funding the registration fee(s)? If so, please complete the form, and submit it to the Assistant Dean of Career Services.
Chapman University Fowler School of Law is committed to having a diverse student population. As such, we have compiled helpful resources to support such students.
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:
- Completed the first year of law school; and
- Completed or be enrolled in Civil Procedure and Evidence.
+-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.
+-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."
+-Practice Area Guides
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.
Additional Entertainment & Sports Law Resources
+-Professional Development Unit Forms
Students awarded a merit scholarship upon admission to the JD program may renew their merit scholarship during their second and third years, if a GPA of 3.00 or better is maintained during their first and second years. Students who become eligible for a scholarship in an amount larger than their initial award will be given the larger award. Part-time students may renew their scholarship for their fourth year as long as they remain in the part-time program and 3.00 GPA requirement is maintained.
+-Student Event Co-Sponsorship Form
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
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 more and 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 actual competition, so the odds of actually winning a writing competition are very good.