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Fowler School of Law

ยป Fowler Law Visits the Land Down Under

Southern California's Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law is coming to Australia and New Zealand September 20-26, 2014. Professor Judd Funk will be representing Chapman University at the American Universities Expo and several university-hosted events around Australia and New Zealand.

If you are considering law school in the United States, please come to one of the events below to discuss opportunities with Professor Funk.

Chapman University Fowler School of Law LL.M. Program events

New Zealand

  • 2014 EducationUSA Universities Expo
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Fowler Law Meet & Greet in Auckland
    • Monday, September 22, 2014 from 3:30-5 p.m. 
    • Students of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Māori tribe at 32-34 Mahuhu Cres, Auckland CBD
  • Fowler Law Meet & Greet in Wellington
    • Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    • Wellington, New Zealand (exact location TBD)


  • Fowler Law Meet & Greet in Brisbane
    • Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    • Queensland University of Technology, School of Law, Brisbane, Australia (exact location TBD)
    • 3-5 p.m. Griffith Film School, Dock Street, Brisbane, Australia 4101
  • Fowler Law Meet & Greet at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Sydney
  • Fowler Law Meet & Greet at RMIT University
  • Did you know?
  • Professor Judd Funk is former Executive Vice President of New Line Cinema where he was significantly involved with The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit - including primary responsibility for the contract negotiations with New Zealand’s own Peter Jackson.

    Judd Funk was involved with The Lord of the Rings TrilogyJudd Funk was involved with The Hobbit

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Fowler Law LL.M. Program

Chapman University Fowler School of Law presents a comprehensive offering of LL.M. programs that appeal to both U.S. and International students, including:

With special permission, qualified candidates may also elect a General LL.M. with other self-designed specializations.

Courses in the LL.M. programs are taught by a mixture of experienced full-time professors and leading practitioners who bring extensive real-world experience to very specialized areas of legal practice. Our programs are designed to provide each student with a background in the program areas most often encountered, while allowing each student to choose specialized courses according to his or her interest.


Feel free to call the LL.M. Offices at (714) 628-2635, and you will be put into contact with a faculty member who can answer questions about the specific program that you are interested in. You may also dial 877-CHAPLAW, toll free from within the United States or email us at llm@chapman.edu


LL.M. Admission Requirements

Admission to the LL.M. program will be open to graduates of ABA-accredited American law schools or foreign equivalents. The following items are required:

  • Application
  • Application Fee $75 (Checks can be made out to Chapman University) Law School and College
  • Transcripts
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement (outlining the student's preparation, interests, and goals for graduate study)
  • For Foreign Lawyers: Foreign students who have not studied or received a degree at either an English language law school or university must demonstrate proficiency through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The recommended score for the TOEFL is 100 on the Internet-based test (TOEFL-iBT). The recommended score for the IELTS is 7.0. Please contact the LL.M. Programs Office for more information regarding any deviations on scores.

An applicant will only be admitted if the applicant's record, viewed as a whole, indicates that the applicant is likely to complete the Program successfully. The applicant's academic record (at the undergraduate, graduate, and law level) and relevant experience are the primary factors considered.

At this time, all programs, with the exception of the LL.M. in Trial Advocacy, will accept applications for fall and spring admission.

Admission is evaluated on a rolling basis. Early application submission will result in receiving a decision sooner. The priority deadline for admissions is March 1, with a final deadline of June 30. Foreign lawyers are especially encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible, in order to ensure enough time for the processing of student F-1 visas.

Students who do not possess a J.D. or LL.M. degree from an American law school will be required to take a course on Introduction to American Law, designed exclusively for LL.M. students and taught by the Director of Graduate Studies, supplemented by the participation of other Chapman faculty and staff. At the discretion of the LL.M. admissions committee, students also may be required to take courses in legal writing, legal and professional English, and/or legal research.

LL.M. Cost of Attendance

The LL.M. Programs at Chapman are created to give you the most flexibility such that you can complete the program at your own pace. Tuition is charged at a per unit rate, allowing you to take as little as one course per semester.

The tuition rate for the 2014-2015 academic year is $1,535 per unit.

Aside from the LL.M. in Taxation, all other LL.M. Programs require 24 units. The LL.M. in Taxation is a 27 unit program. If completed in one academic year would cost approximately $36,840-$41,445.

LL.M. in Taxation 27 units x $1,535 = $41,445
All other LL.M. programs 24 units x $1,535 = $36,840

LL.M. students are eligible for merit scholarships that range from 10%-25% of tuition. Awards are made by the Admission Committee and students are notified at the time an admissions offer is extended.

For a detailed list of the estimated cost of attendance, please visit Financial Aid.

Professor Judd Funk

Professor Judd Funk Professor Judd Funk has worked as an attorney and senior executive in the entertainment industry for 30 years and on over 300 films, the more notable of which include: Star Wars, Back to the Future I, II & III, Schindler’s List, Elf, The Notebook, and Wedding Crashers.

Professor Funk serves on the faculty at Chapman University Fowler School of Law and Dodge College of Film and Media Arts where he teaches courses in entertainment law.

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