Chapman University Fowler School of Law

At a Glance

2021 Class Profile

2,229

Total JD Applicants

150

Entering Students

28%

Acceptance Rate

6.5:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

52%

Diversity Representation

27%

First-Generation College Students

25

Average Age

53%

Female

47%

Male

Student Credentials

Undergraduate GPA and LSAT scores

Percentile

GPA

LSAT

75th 3.71 162
Median 3.59 160
25th 3.13 154

Key Dates

Admission Deadlines

September 1
Begin accepting applications

November 30
Binding early decision deadline

March 2
Priority deadline for financial aid

April 15
JD application priority deadline

Open House Events

October 14, 2021
November 17, 2021
January 27, 2022
February 19, 2022

Programs & Clinics

Degrees

JD
JD/MBA
JD/MFA in Film Production

Emphasis Programs

Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
Business Law
Criminal Law
Entertainment Law
Environmental/Land Use/Real Estate Law (ENLURE)
International Law
Tax Law

Hands-on Clinics

Alona Cortese Elder Law
Bette and Wylie Aitken Family Protection
Constitutional Jurisprudence
Entertainment Law
Mediation
Tax Law

Career Services

The Fowler School of Law’s Career Services Office (CSO) provides students and alumni with a wide range of personalized services to help them select career paths and achieve post-graduation goals. The CSO’s professional staff helps match students’ education, skills and interests with traditional and alternative employment opportunities. Team members meet frequently with individual students to develop goals, review resumes and cover letters, aid in self-assessment, discuss specific opportunities, and provide coaching and support.

Where our 2020 graduates are working

Graph showing 76% law firms, 12% business & industry, 10% government, 2% public interest

NOTE: Percentages are out of a total of 134 graduates, employed 10 months after graduation and include part-time, short-term, and law school university-funded jobs. The chart excludes graduates who are unemployed, those pursuing graduate degrees full-time, and those graduates whose employment status is unknown. Fractions are rounded up to the nearest whole number.

Financial Aid

Application

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) — apply online at fafsa.gov. School code is 001164.

Eligibility

The U.S. Department of Education establishes criteria for federal financial aid programs. International students will be considered for merit-based scholarships.

Scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded by the Law Admissions Committee. Students will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship and notified by the Committee. Information about non-merit-based scholarship opportunities is provided to applicants typically in March.

Federal Loan Programs

Low-interest loans funded by the federal government are available to students who are enrolled at least half time:

Direct loans
Unsubsidized Loan
Graduate PLUS Loan

Federal Work Study (FWS)

Work study provides eligible students an opportunity to earn
money to help meet educational expenses.

Tuition*

Full-time: $57,770 per year
Part-time: $46,080 per year
*Tuition for 2021-2022 academic year