» Practice Area Societies
+ - Air and Space Law Society
+ - Children and Family Law Society
+ - Criminal Law Society
+ - Diversity and Social Justice Forum
+ - Entertainment and Sports Law Society
The field of sports and entertainment law incorporates an extraordinarily broad and varied practice area. The practice covers substantive areas of law such as intellectual property, contract law, labor law, anti-trust law, and corporate finance. It also requires an understanding of a client's experience within the world of athletics and/or entertainment. It is for this reason that the Entertainment and Sports Law Society endeavors to educate its members on the relevant legal issues that accompany this rigorous practice area. By organizing on-campus lectures, conference and convention field trips, and social gatherings, the society seeks to work with individuals and organizations within the profession and provide information and assistance concerning potential employment opportunities.
Sports Links—The Internet's premier source for sports industry Web sites, including official sports league, team, business, education, and media links
Intellectual Property Law
Entertainment Law Resources
Mega Law- Entertainment Law Digest
Copyright, Trademark and Entertainment Law - by Paul D. Supnik
Entertainment Law Resources - By Mark Litwak
Freedom of Expression at the National Endowment for the Arts
Hollywood.com - Entertainment News and Information Website
WiredLaw: Law for Entertainment and New Media archive site
+ - Health Law Society
+ - Human Rights Law Society
+ - If When How; Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
+ - Immigration Law Society
Advancing Professionalism and Education: The CILS is comprised of law students who are committed to the advancement of legal professionalism. It brings together law students who are interested in understanding the history and future of Immigration policy in the United States and the advancement of their own education, specifically geared towards policy changes, proposed legislation and the practice of Immigration law.
Advancing Career Opportunities: The CILS is a network of law students committed to helping each other succeed. It is a local chapter within which members can seek career advancement assistance, network with professionals and form relationships with other professionals in the field of Immigration.
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+ - Intellectual Property Law Society
+ - International Law Society
The purpose of the International Law Society (ILS) is to promote informed awareness of diverse issues which relate to international law and global affairs. The organization assists students in developing their interest in international law as a career and area of legal specialization. The ILS helps bring together students and community members of diverse cultural backgrounds.
The ILS regularly hosts events through its speakers program, presenting diverse lectures and discussions by internationally-minded experts. These promote interest in international studies, as well as foster interaction among members of the law school community.
+ - Public Interest Law Foundation
Our mission is to educate, encourage, and provide financial support for law students to consider and explore careers and volunteer opportunities in public interest law that help individuals and benefit the community, while enhancing Chapman University School of Law’s presence and reputation.
The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) provides grants to law students who wish to work at summer public interest jobs that offer little or no pay. Many public interest law employers desperately need student legal help but are unable to afford to pay for the help they need. PILF provides financial support through grants to these student employees so that they can get the experience they need, and the employers can continue to provide the public with much needed legal support.
Silent Auction at Barrister's Ball
Faculty & Student Lunch Panels
Socials and Mixers
Commitment to Service Award Program
This Commitment to Service Award is available to all students completing 50 hours of public service work. Learn More about the Commitment to Service Award Program.
+ - SLATE (Students of Law Against Exploitation and Trafficking)
+ - Tax Law Society
Upcoming events include:
Meet the Firms Night. The Annual Meet the Firms Night is a chance for students to meet and network with tax law professionals from throughout Southern California. Organized in conjunction with the Career Services Office, Meet the Firms night brings numerous tax law employers to Chapman in an effort to further foster relationships with the local tax law and business community.
Speaker Series. The Tax Law Society also brings distinguished guest speakers to Chapman. The speaker series allows students to learn about opportunities and careers from guest speakers who are tax professionals from various areas of practice. The speaker series has also brought renowned tax specialists to Chapman to discuss such topics as the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, the 1998 IRS Restricting and Reform Act and Federal Tax Policy in the New Millennium.
To conclude the year, the Tax Law Society members gather for an end of the year party.
Past events have included bowling, baseball games and dining.
If you have any questions regarding the Tax Law Society, please feel free to email any of the officers listed for further information.
"The Tax Law Society affords me the opportunity to get out into the legal community and meet people who are interested in the same things that I am."
M.A. from Georgetown University
B.A. from Lafayette College
"There are so many different people in the Tax Law Society from so many different schools and backgrounds. When working together in the Tax Law Society toward a common goal, I get the chance to learn about these different people and different schools."
B.A. from Grambling State University
"The Tax Law Society brings an aura of teamwork and I enjoy that, especially when law school is supposed to be so competitive."
B.A. from UCLA