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Fowler School of Law

Juris Doctor

ยป The Juris Doctor at Chapman

Providing personalized education from some of the nation's top legal educators, the Chapman University Fowler School of Law offers a full-time program leading to the Juris Doctor degree. In addition, the School of Law offers a joint JD/MBA degree with Chapman's AACSB-accredited Argyros School of Business and Economics, and a joint JD/MFA degree with Chapman's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.


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The Required Curriculum

These core classes provide the essentials for students in legal studies and cover foundational topics such as torts, contracts, criminal law, real property, civil procedure, legal research and writing. The required curriculum also grounds students in corporations and federal income taxation, constitutional law, evidence and professional responsibility.

Gain real world legal experience through one of our established externships, or create one of your own!
The School of Law's Publications showcase scholarly writing from students, faculty, and legal experts.

Our legal clinics provide pro bono services in a diverse range of subject areas.

Students participate in classroom training sessions as well as hands-on field work that may include client contact, research projects, document preparation, brief writing, and court appearances.