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All students are given a copy of the Chapman University Fowler School of Law Student Handbook at the start of the Fall semester. The Student Handbook outlines The School of Law’s academic policies and other pertinent information. Each student is responsible for complying with its contents.

The Fowler School of Law Student Handbook is available to view online or to print out.

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Quick Facts

CAREER SERVICES
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 hours.

HONOR CODE & UNIVERSITY CONDUCT CODE
All law students are subject to the Fowler School of Law Honor Code and the University Conduct Code in the Student Handbook.

GOOD STANDING
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.

ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION
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.

ATTENDANCE
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.