» Newly Admitted Students: Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Law school is different from any other experience you have had thus far, and getting ready for it can be overwhelming. So we have prepared a "To Do" list to help you. The first day of class will be here before you know it!

To Do List

Empty Check Box Please ensure your email address is up to date.  
This is our primary method of contact.

Empty Check Box Submit your seat deposit.

Empty Check Box Send in your transcripts.  We do not need graduate transcripts or junior college transcripts.

Empty Check Box Make sure your financial aid file is complete. Complete your FAFSA.

Empty Check Box Check your financial aid and student account status.  Fees are billed to your student account on a per semester basis (annually for the Student Bar Association fee). You will receive your my.chapman.edu access via mail.

Empty Check Box Take a tour of your new campus. You are encouraged to visit the Law School to tour Donald P. Kennedy Hall with a current student, meet with professors, and observe a first-year class.

Empty Check Box University campus resources. See the myriad of resources on the main campus including housing, student business services, computing and email, events ticketing and the All-Faiths Chapel.

Empty Check Box Find a place to live!  Chapman University's main campus in Orange has very limited graduate on-campus housing, but there are plenty of places to live and plenty of fellow law students seeking roommates.

Empty Check Box Ensure your mailing address is up to date. Contact the Law Registrar Office of any address changes as soon as possible as school-related materials will be sent to the mailing address on file.

Empty Check Box Read your first assignments and pick up handouts. First reading assignments and required course materials will be posted in the Registrar’s Office and on my.chapman.edu once you have been registered. You can pick these up as early as Orientation.

Empty Check Box Get your parking permit. Register your vehicle with the Public Safety Office and pick up your parking permit, or file for a parking permit fee refund.

Empty Check Box Attend Mandatory Orientation. Orientation dates are Wednesday through Friday, August 10-12, 2016 as well as Monday, August 15, 2016. 

Empty Check Box Check your laptop.  Make sure your laptop is up to speed if you want to type your finals instead of writing them (or, get a laptop through the school at a discount using the Chapman University Purchasing Agreement.
Empty Check Box Become an ABA/LSD member. [external link: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students.html] Applications for membership in the American Bar Association/Law Student Division(ABA/LSD) will be distributed to first-year students at Orientation.

Empty Check Box Register with the California Committee of Bar Examiners.  Law students must register within ninety (90) days after commencing the study of law. "Registration As A Law Student" may be submitted online at www.calbar.org.

Empty Check Box Read the Student Handbook. Be sure to understand all student policies and codes.  This will be given to you at Orientation.

Empty Check Box Reserve your locker in Kennedy Hall of the Fowler School of Law.

*Failure to comply with any of the above instructions may result in the withdrawal of your offer of admission, loss of scholarship, and/or delay in the processing of financial aid.