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Fowler School of Law

Juris Doctor

ยป The Juris Doctor at Chapman Law

Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law offers a full-time program leading to a Juris Doctor degree. In addition, the School of Law offers eight specialized certificates that can be earned concurrently with the JD.

Chapman law students can gain valuable, hands-on experience in our legal clinics, aimed at experiential training. Joint degrees, such as a JD/MBA or JD/MFA are also available study pathways. The Chapman joint JD/MFA degree is the first fully integrated joint law and producing degree available in the country.

Why choose the Fowler School of Law?

  • Hands-on, practical training, including the opportunity to work with real clients in one of our legal clinics
  • One of the best student-to-faculty ratios among ABA-approved law schools, offering smaller class sizes and greater access to faculty
  • A robust bar exam preparation program, complete with for-credit courses, a supplemental summer program, mock bar exams and individualized feedback
  • An ideal location with career and networking opportunities throughout all of Southern California, including Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties

By the Numbers

  • Top 15 "Best Law Schools for Practical Training" by preLaw Magazine in 2022
  • Top 20 "Best Law Schools for Alternative Dispute Resolution" by preLaw Magazine in 2022

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Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Donald P. Kennedy Hall
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 628-2500

Graduate Financial Aid
(714) 628-2730

Admission Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

Applications open in September and reviewed upon completion.

Priority Application Deadline for Scholarship Consideration:
April 15

FAFSA Submission Priority Deadline for Financial Aid:
March 2

Transfer and Visitor Applications:
Fall: July 15
Spring: January 6