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Fowler School of Law

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Chapman Legal Education

The Chapman University Fowler School of Law offers a collaborative, personalized and rigorous legal education. With one of the best faculty-to-student ratios among ABA-approved law schools, Chapman offers smaller class sizes and greater access to faculty, both in and out of the classroom. In addition to practical skills training for all students, in both litigation and legal transactions, Chapman offers numerous clinical programs, externships and labs, as well as opportunities for students to participate on legal journals and award-winning competition teams.

A dedicated employment assistance staff helps both graduating students and alumni obtain positions of responsibility in the legal workforce. Chapman also offers a bar preparation program at no extra cost, resulting in one of the highest bar passage rates in California. Chapman has more than 40 student law organizations, providing valuable networking opportunities, special events and guest speakers in a variety of legal specializations.

Chapman is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and is in the “Top Schools” category of U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings.

Our Campus

Located on the beautiful, 42-acre Chapman University campus, Donald P. Kennedy Hall is the home of the Fowler School of Law. The four-story law school building offers a well-appointed, contemporary, and comfortable learning environment for law students, with 133,000 square feet of space for learning, collaboration, research, studying and student support.

The structure incorporates the latest technology in an architecturally stunning design. Classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology for enhanced teaching and learning, and are capable of accommodating future changes in electronic, visual and on-site learning.

The award-winning, three-story Darling Law Library occupies one full wing of the building, providing 365 seats and ample natural lighting for studying and research, including an informal reading area filled with popular periodicals. Two courtrooms, one designed for trials and the other for appellate hearings, provide fully equipped facilities for trial advocacy exercises, moot court competitions and formal hearings by visiting courts. The school provides a spacious, contemporary student lounge with a television, kitchen, vending machines, game room and comfortable couches and tables.

Located directly across from the main Chapman University campus, law students have access to multiple cafes, a spacious fitness center, an aquatic center, lighted tennis courts, indoor basketball courts and an outdoor track. Chapman University presents many opportunities to develop interdisciplinary courses and degree programs with other schools at Chapman, including popular joint programs with the film school and the business school.

The university is located in the heart of charming and historic Old Towne in Orange, California. The Old Towne shopping district, located just one block from campus, has been featured in numerous film productions due to its historic architecture and mix of upscale restaurants and antique shops. Chapman University is just 15 miles east of Newport Beach, 35 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego, providing an ideal location close to all the major business, legal, and entertainment hubs of Southern California.

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Contact Us

For information about application procedures, scheduling a campus visit, event schedule or general information, please call (714) 628-2500, email or visit our Admission page.

For information about ABA accreditation, you may contact the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association
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