Chapman University

Dale E. Fowler School of Law

About the Fowler School of Law

Powerfully tested. Confidently prepared.

Located in the heart of Southern California, Chapman University's Fowler School of Law provides a personalized and practice-focused approach to legal education that prepares our graduates to make a lasting difference in their communities. ABA accredited and ranked among US News & World Report's Top Law Schools, Chapman Law is recognized for its distinguished faculty, collegial environment, and ideal Orange County location.

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Faculty News

Janine Kim Named Inaugural Wylie A. Aitken Professor of Law, Race, and Social Justice

Fowler School of Law Professor Janine Young Kim has been selected as the inaugural Wylie A. Aitken Professor of Law, Race, and Social Justice, a new professorship established by Chapman University Board of Trustees Chair Emeritus Wylie A. Aitken to support a faculty member whose teaching, scholarship and/or service furthers our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.

A focus on practice-ready education

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Chapman Law Clinics

In each of our seven legal clinics, students work on real cases under the supervision of clinical faculty members. Clinical students engage in hands-on client work that includes document preparation, research projects, brief writing, and court appearances.

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Externship Opportunities

Through our externship program, students gain real-world experience working for judges, government agencies, corporations, public interest organizations, private law firms, and more, developing a range of practical skills to help them transition into the legal workplace after graduation.

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Competition Teams

Many Chapman students participate on our award-winning lawyering skills teams, traveling throughout the United States and abroad to compete against other top law schools. Students may compete in one or more of these areas: Appellate Moot Court, Mock Trial, or Dispute Resolution.

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Faculty

Learning from the best

The world-class faculty at the Fowler School of Law includes four former U.S. Supreme Court clerks, a Nobel laureate, a former five-time U.S. Congressman, leading legal scholars, former law partners, clinical and practice specialists, and a host of passionate educators from a wide range of specialty areas.