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Dale E. Fowler School of Law

ยป Practice-Ready Legal Education Program

Chapman University Fowler School of Law's Practice-Ready Program is designed to add a critical skills component to existing bar tested and other doctrinal courses to help bridge the gap between law school and practice. Under the program, selected faculty members partner with accomplished and highly respected practicing attorneys and jurists to provide skills components to augment our rigorous traditional courses.

The Practice-Ready Endowment—made possible through the generous support of the Fletcher Jones Foundation, the Dean's Board of Advisors, leading law firms and individual lawyers—allows the law school to bring these highly respected practitioners into the classrooms, practice labs and mock courtrooms.

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Skills-Based and Practice-Oriented Courses*

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Arbitration Law
  • Bankruptcy Procedure and Practice
  • Business Planning
  • Client Interviewing & Counseling
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Employment Law Practice Lab
  • Financial Accounting
  • Land use Dispute Practice Seminar
  • Legal Writing Skills
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Negotiations
  • Practice Foundations Transactions
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Securities Regulation Practice Lab
  • Tax Procedure & Administration
  • Trial Practice
  • Wills & Trusts Practice Lab

Our full-time clinical faculty members provide additional instruction in clinical courses each semester, supporting our pro bono clinics:

*Course offerings subject to change. Not all courses will be offered every semester.

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Top 15 for Practical Training

Fowler School of Law was named one of the Top 15 “Best Law Schools for Practical Training” by preLaw Magazine in 2020.