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    The School of Law celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2015 Learn more
    The School of Law celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2015 Learn more
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    The Fowler School of Law is a U.S. News “Top School" Learn more
    The Fowler School of Law is a U.S. News “Top School" Learn more
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    Our externships offer a broad variety of options for real world trainingLearn more
    Our externships offer a broad variety of options for real world trainingLearn more
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    Faculty members provide their expertise in various media outletsLearn more
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    Fowler Law students met with LA Dodgers General Counsel Sam FernandezLearn more
    Fowler Law students met with LA Dodgers General Counsel Sam FernandezLearn more
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    We are among the 10 best schools in California for bar pass percentageLearn More
    We are among the 10 best schools in California for bar pass percentageLearn More
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    SCOTUSblog founder Tom Goldstein & Dean Campbell at our "Dialogue" lectureLearn more
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    Entertainment law students benefit from proximity to acclaimed film schoolLearn more
    Entertainment law students benefit from proximity to acclaimed film schoolLearn more
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    Law students may participate in any of the nearly 40 student organizationsLearn more
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Developing professionally trained leaders in law through a comprehensive understanding of legal analysis and essential practice skills

Providing the core ingredients for success in the law

ABA-accredited Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law is a U.S. News and World Report “Top School” and a Princeton Review Top 10 school for "Quality of Life." At Fowler, accomplished faculty members provide a comprehensive and personalized approach to preparing students for the three essential ingredients for success: legal analysis, practical skills and professionalism.

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Fowler School of Law Rises in Latest U.S. News National Ranking

The 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranking of law schools has been released, and Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law has moved up 13 positions, remaining in the “Top Schools” grouping. Learn more. 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Chapman Dialogue - "Next-Gen Giving: How New Philanthropy Helps and Hurts," presented by Garry W. Jenkins, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Monday, April 6, 2015, 11:30 a.m., Kennedy Hall Room 237. Free admission, with lunch included. RSVP now.

  • Fowler Law 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner - A music-filled evening under the stars on Chapman University's lovely Attallah Piazza to celebrate our 20th year as one of Orange County's premier law schools.  Saturday, March 28, 6-10 p.m. This event is now sold out. Thanks to everyone who will be joining us!

  • Fowler Law Public Interest Law Foundation 2015 Silent Auction and Gala Dinner - Join us at our annual dinner honoring the dedicated work of our students and community leaders in public interest law. Proceeds will support PILF's public interest summer jobs grant program. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6 p.m. at Celebrations by Turnip Rose, Costa Mesa. RSVP now.

OC Bar Presidents Discuss Diversity in the Legal Profession at Fowler School of Law OCBA Diversity in the Legal Profession

Organized by a coalition of Fowler Law student organization leaders, the law school recently hosted nearly one dozen presidents from Orange County’s affiliate bar associations to discuss the status of diversity in the legal profession. Learn more.

Fowler Law Faculty Members Speak out on Recent Presidential Action

The breadth of ideological diversity among Fowler Law faculty members is showcased through recent testimony before Congress, published opinion pieces, and related scholarly articles on the issue of immigration reform. Learn more.  

Graduates Exceed State Bar Exam Pass Rate for 4th Straight Year

Fowler School of Law alumni who took the July 2014 California Bar exam exceeded the overall state pass rate average by six points, our largest margin ever. Congratulations to all of our bar passers!  Learn more.

Deepa Badrinarayana and Monica Hakimi Fowler Law Professor Deepa Badrinarayana Moderates Dialogue on International Law with Michigan Law School Associate Dean Monica Hakimi

The Fowler School of Law recently hosted a talk by Monica Hakimi, Associate Dean for Academic Programming and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, who presented, “What’s the Point of International Law?” as part of the Chapman Dialogue series. Learn more. 

Fowler Law Rises to #3 Nationally for "Best Quality of Life"

The Princeton Review’s 2015 Edition of Best 169 Law Schools Rankings has listed Fowler School of Law #3 in the "Best Quality of Life" category. Our #3 ranking is a move up from last year’s #9 position, and marks the 11th straight year that we've been ranked in the national top ten. Hear how Fowler students define "Best Quality of Life" at the law school.

Other featured news:

Chapman Law and Economics Professor and Nobel Laureate Dr. Vernon L. Smith Honored.

Fowler School of Law Announces New Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development.

Law School Receives Historic $55 Million Gift.

Law School's Scholarly Impact Dramatically Outpaces U.S. News Ranking

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