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» Commitment to Diversity

At the Chapman University Fowler School of Law, we believe in the importance of being open to all viewpoints and encouraging equal protection of the law for everyone. The resulting intellectual exchange creates a culture of appreciation of differing views that is fostered among the faculty and students, helping to lay a foundation for a truly noble practice of law. And there’s no better place to find diverse voices than in the heart of Orange County, California — a region that has become one of the most ethnically diverse in the country.

For its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Fowler School of Law has received notice from several external organizations, including receiving a CLEO Edge Award for Greater Equality, and being ranked as one of preLaw Magazine's "Most Diverse Law Schools" in the United States.

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Diversity in Student Organizations

The diversity of the student body is reflected in the variety of organizations at Fowler School of Law, which represent a cross section of ethnic, religious, lifestyle and ideological interests. Below are examples of the student organizations that typify the broad diversity at Chapman:

  • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Chapman Women Lawyers Association
  • Christian Law Society
  • Federalist Society
  • Hispanic Law Students Association
  • Human Rights Law Society
  • Immigration Law Society
  • Jewish Law Students Association
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society  
  • Korean American Law Students Association
  • Minority Law Students Association
  • Muslim Law Student Association
  • OUTlaw  
  • Public Interest Law Foundation
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • Students of Law Against Trafficking and Exploitation (SLATE)

Law School is for Everyone

Fowler School of Law supports the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) campaign and is a multiple top-ten award winner of LSAC's Diversity Matters Award. The campaign encourages racially and ethnically diverse students to discover opportunities in law.

Orange County's Diversity

Chapman University Fowler School of Law is located in the heart of Orange County, California, a region that is quickly becoming one of the most ethnically diverse in the country. The native languages of the children who attend the County’s schools include English and Spanish, as well as Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin, Filipino, Farsi, Japanese, Khmer, Arabic, Cantonese, Hmong, Lao, Urdu, Russian, Hindi, Punjabi, Armenian, Portuguese, and Tongan. The Fowler School of Law works tirelessly to develop a student body and faculty that are in harmony with the makeup of the County’s population.

Consistent with the growing diversity in the county, minority representation at the law school has increased dramatically, from 25% in 2010 to more than 40% since 2015. See our student profile for the most current ABA-reported data.