Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Making an Impact

Located in the heart of Southern California, the Fowler School of Law provides a personalized, rigorous and practice-focused approach to legal education that prepares our graduates to make a lasting difference in their communities.

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    An Outstanding Choice for Your Legal Education

    ABA accredited and ranked among the US News' Top Schools, Chapman is recognized for its excellent faculty, enriching academic programs, friendly students, and fantastic Orange County location.

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    Focus on Essential Practice Skills

    In addition to instruction in bar tested subjects and a range of specialty topics, Chapman students also learn key practice skills through our clinics, labs, externships, drafting courses, and competition teams.

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    Personalized and Supportive Environment

    Chapman has earned a unique reputation for its collegial and collaborative students, accessible faculty, and supportive staff.

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    Outstanding Faculty

    Chapman faculty members include four former U.S. Supreme Court clerks, a Nobel Prize winner, leading scholars, and practitioners from top firms, corporations, and government agencies.

  • Powerful Alumni Network

    Chapman graduates are successful leaders who are making a difference in their communities. They are valuable mentors who provide networking opportunities, jobs, and externships for our students.

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    Comprehensive Bar Preparation Program

    Chapman provides one of the nation's most comprehensive bar preparation programs, with rigorous review courses, extensive practice tests, and detailed instructor feedback.

Chapman University Fowler School of Law 2017 Orientation


Fowler Law Welcomes New First Year Class at 2017 Launch Week

One hundred and sixty-nine new students began their law school careers this week at the Fowler School of Law. Participating in a comprehensive four-day orientation known as Launch Week, students prepared for the substantive, procedural, and professional aspects of their legal education while learning about law school life.

Fowler Law Dean Matt Parlow welcomed the strong new class on day one of Launch Week. “Your legal training here will be the foundation that helps you make a difference in your community and achieve your professional goals,” he said. Throughout the week, students took mock classes, participated in exam-taking workshops, and received professionalism guidance from administrators and faculty members.

The new class of 2020 represents 68 undergraduate institutions, 16 states, and six foreign countries. The class is 27 percent first-generation college students and 43 percent minority students.

Learn more about Launch Week and the new Class of 2020.

Chapman Elder Law Clinic

Chapman Law Clinics

In each of our seven legal clinics, students work on real cases under the supervision of clinical faculty members. Clinical students engage in hands-on client work that includes document preparation, research projects, brief writing, and court appearances.

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Chapman Law Externships

Externship Opportunities

Through our externship program, students gain real-world experience working for judges, government agencies, corporations, public interest organizations, private law firms, and more. Externship students develop a range of practical skills to help them transition into the legal workplace after graduation.

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Competition Teams

Competition Teams

Many Chapman students participate on our award-winning lawyering skills teams, traveling throughout the United States and abroad to compete against other top law schools. Students may compete in one or more of these areas: Appellate Moot Court, Mock Trial, or Dispute Resolution.

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Impact Series: Entertainment Law Program

Learn about the Entertainment Law Program at Chapman University Fowler School of Law, one of the many ways in which the law school is making an impact in Southern California and beyond.

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