ยป Fowler School of Law Faculty Scholarship

The three primary strands of professional activity for faculty at Chapman University Fowler School of Law are teaching, service, and scholarship — all with an eye toward enhancing the learning environment for our students. All three strands are interconnected and interdependent. As a community of scholars, our faculty members serve the community of learning. This commitment to producing high quality scholarship — for the benefit of this broad constituency of learning and for the development of the law and legal practice — coincides with the "Responsibilities of Scholars" articulated by the Association of American Law Schools:

"A basic responsibility of the community of higher education in the United States is to refine, extend, and transmit knowledge...law professors have a responsibility to engage in their own research and publish their conclusions. In this way, law professors participate in an intellectual exchange that tests and improves their knowledge of the field, to the ultimate benefit of their students, the profession and society."

At the Fowler School of Law, we believe strongly in that goal and in those purposes behind our faculty's dedication to scholarship.

Recent Faculty Scholarship

While you will learn about a variety of the activities of our faculty on other pages, including those most directly associated with other contributions to teaching and service, here we highlight some of the most recent scholarly publications, activities, and achievements of Chapman's law professors that complement those other duties. For older activity, please visit our Faculty Scholarship Archive.

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2022

Articles & Book Chapters

Lan Cao, Betty Hutton Williams Professor of International Economic Law

  • Weaponizing Culture to Undermine International Women’s Rights, 73 HASTING L. J. 233 (2022).

Ernesto Hernández-López, Professor of Law

Books & Treatises

Bobby L. Dexter, Professor of Law

  • Federal Income Taxation in Focus (2nd ed. 2022).

Presentations, Symposia, and Workshops

Lan Cao, Betty Hutton Williams Professor of International Economic Law

  • Professor Cao appeared on the "Immigrants and Entrepreneurship" panel during the University of Cincinnati College of Law's 33rd annual Corporate Law Symposium on March 25.

Ernesto Hernández-López, Professor of Law

  • Professor Hernandez-Lopez spoke on the keynote panel "Protecting Seed’s Diversity: Maize, Mexico, and the Future of Biodiversity" at the 11th Organic Seed Growers Conference on Feb. 5.

James Phillips, Assistant Professor of Law

  • Professor Phillips was a panelist at the AALS Annual Meeting on "The Shadow Docket's Effect on the Religion Clauses" on Jan. 7.
  • Professor Phillips appeared on the panel "The Tomorrow Doctrine" at the Chapman Law Review Annual Symposium on Jan. 28.
  • Professor Phillips appeared at the 7th Annual Law & Corpus Linguistics Conference on “The Domain of Law and Corpus Linguistics: Factors Affecting the Utility of Corpus Tools in Legal Interpretation” panel on Feb. 4.
  • Professor Phillips trained 20 federal and state judges on the use of corpus linguistics in constitutional interpretation at the Judicial Education Institute Retreat in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia on Feb. 24.

Kenneth Stahl, Professor of Law; Director, Environmental Land Use and Real Estate Law Program