» Practice-Ready Legal Education Program

Chapman University Fowler School of Law's Practice-Ready Program is designed to add a critical skills component to existing bar tested and other doctrinal courses to help bridge the gap between law school and practice. Under the program, selected faculty members partner with accomplished and highly respected practicing attorneys and jurists to provide skills components to augment our rigorous traditional courses.

The Practice-Ready Endowment, made possible through the generous support of the Fletcher Jones Foundation, the Dean's Board of Advisors, leading law firms and individual lawyers, allows the law school to bring these highly respected practitioners into the classrooms, practice labs and mock courtrooms.

2015-2016 Fletcher Jones Foundation Practice-Ready Professors

Gabriel Bowne

Gabriel J. Bowne - County Counsel, County of Orange, California

COURSES: Arbitration Law

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Mark Budensiek

Mark D. Budensiek - Partner, Employment Law Section, Klatte, Budensiek & Young-Agriesti, LLP

COURSES: Employment Law Practice Lab

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Tom Crane

Thomas J. Crane - Partner, Rutan & Tucker, LLP, Corporate Section

COURSES: Mergers and Acquisitions; Securities Regulation Practice Lab

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Martin Florman

Martin P. Florman - Managing Shareholder and Member of Board of Directors, Buchalter Nemer

COURSES: Business Planning

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Ann Lanphar

Anne N. Lanphar - Real Estate Transactions Specialist, Aleshire & Wynder, LLP

COURSES: Practice Foundation Transactions; Commercial Leasing

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Thomas Mat Miller

Thomas A. Miller - Supervising Deputy County Counsel, County of Orange, California

COURSES: Real Estate Transactions

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Eric Roeder

Eric V. Roeder - Vice President and General Counsel, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

COURSES: Video Gaming Law

Mark Rothenberg

Mark A. Rothenberg - Senior Attorney-In-House Counsel, Southern California Edison

COURSES: Municipal Ordinances; Land use Dispute Practice Seminar

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Skills-Based and Practice-Oriented Courses

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Arbitration Law
  • Bankruptcy Process
  • Business Planning
  • Client Interviewing & Counseling
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Criminal Procedure/Adjudicative Process
  • Employment Law Practice Lab
  • Financial Accounting
  • International Arbitration
  • Land use Dispute Practice Seminar
  • Legal Drafting
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Motion Practice
  • Municipal Ordinances
  • Negotiations
  • Practice Foundation Transactions
  • Pre-trial Civil Practice
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Securities Regulation Practice Lab
  • Tax Procedure/Administration
  • Trial Practice
  • Video Gaming Law

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