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Fowler School of Law

» About Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Chapman University's Dale E. Fowler School of Law is an ABA-accredited, private law school located in beautiful Orange County, California, just 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles and a short drive to both the beach and Disneyland.

This California law school's high-caliber faculty includes three former U.S. Supreme Court clerks, a Nobel Prize winner, and a former five-term U.S. congressman. Here, our law students find countless opportunities, diverse academic programs, and a dynamic and personalized legal education.

Consistently recognized one of the top law schools in the nation for practical training, the Fowler School of Law is committed to preparing students to become the best lawyers imaginable, so that when the world calls on them, they'll be ready for anything.

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Dean Paul D. Paton
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Paul D. Paton

Dean Paul D. Paton is a widely published and noted scholar of law and ethics. He has served as a visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation, as interim CEO of the Canadian Bar Association, and has served on committees, working groups and boards for the American and Canadian bar associations, Arizona Supreme Court, Law School Admission Council Board of Trustees and Canada-U.S. Fulbright Awards.

Academic Programs

The Fowler School of Law’s academic programs provide the best of both worlds: foundational accredited legal instruction coupled with a varied selection of certificate programs and joint degrees.