Chapman University

Dale E. Fowler School of Law

About the Fowler School of Law

Powerfully tested. Confidently prepared.

Located in the heart of Southern California, Chapman University's Fowler School of Law provides a personalized and practice-focused approach to legal education that prepares our graduates to make a lasting difference in their communities. ABA accredited and ranked among US News & World Report's Top Law Schools, Chapman Law is recognized for its distinguished faculty, collegial environment, and ideal Orange County location.

Dean Marisa Cianciarulo

Marisa S. Cianciarulo Appointed Interim Dean of Fowler School of Law

Professor Marisa Cianciarulo has been appointed to the position of interim dean of the Fowler School of Law, effective December 1. Dean Cianciarulo, who joined Chapman in 2006 and has served as associate dean for academic affairs since 2017, assumes this position as outgoing Dean Matt Parlow begins a new role as Chapman University's executive vice president and chief advancement officer.

A focus on practice-ready education

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Chapman Law Clinics

In each of our six 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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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, developing a range of practical skills to help them transition into the legal workplace after graduation.

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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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Learning from the best

The world-class faculty at the Fowler School of Law includes three former U.S. Supreme Court clerks, a Nobel laureate, a former five-time U.S. Congressman, leading legal scholars, former law partners, clinical and practice specialists, and a host of passionate educators from a wide range of specialty areas.

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