Due to an ABA rule, the Career Services Office cannot offer first year
students individual appointments until after November 1. Employers are
not allowed to individually discuss job possibilities until after
December 1. But, first year students are allowed to attend Career
Services sponsored events and programs before the regulating dates.
LIMIT ON EMPLOYMENT
ABA standards require full time students to devote substantially all
working hours to the study of law. Students shall not engage in
remunerative employment for more than 20 hours per week inside or
outside the law school if they are registered for 12 or more credit
HONOR CODE & UNIVERSITY CONDUCT CODE
All law students are subject to the Chapman University School of Law
Honor Code and the University Conduct Code in the Student Handbook.
In order to remain in good standing, a student must maintain a
cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 at the conclusion of
every semester while attending the law school.
PROBATION AND DISMISSAL
A first-year student whose cumulative grade point average falls below
2.0, but over 1.8, at the conclusion of the first semester of the first
year will be placed on academic probation. A first-year student whose
grade point average falls below 1.8 at the conclusion of the first
semester of the first year will be dismissed from the law school. At the
conclusion of the second semester of the first year, a student whose
cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 shall be dismissed from
The School of Law.
The Registrar's Office provides enrollment verification for all students
to the National Student Clearinghouse on a monthly basis. This
information may be accessed by lenders and employers. Students who
require a letter of enrollment verification to be sent to any other
third parties must complete and sign an enrollment verification request
form and return it to the Registrar’s Office.
Students are required to attend class meetings in the courses and course
sections for which they have registered, and to be prepared to
participate in the class discussion. Any student who has been absent
from more than 20% of class meetings shall not further participate in
class, shall not be allowed to sit for the final examination, and shall
be given a grade of 'FW.' Students are cautioned that individual faculty
may impose a higher attendance standard.