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Carolyn Larmore

Professor, of the Practice of Law
Director, Externship Program
Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Expertise: Legal Externships
Office Location: Kennedy Hall 350D
Phone: (714) 628-2651
Scholarly Works:
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University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Los Angeles, Juris Doctor


Carolyn Young Larmore joined the faculty of Chapman University Fowler School of Law in 2005. She received her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in 1994, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and her JD from UCLA in 1997, graduating Order of the Coif and completing two externships, one with the Honorable John G. Davies, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the other with the ACLU of Southern California. After graduating from law school, Professor Larmore joined the law firm of Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles as a litigation associate, and later Proskauer Rose LLP's Labor & Employment department in its Los Angeles office. Professor Larmore then worked at the Disability Rights Legal Center at Loyola Law School, where she litigated cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other state and federal laws designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. She also supervised law students from around Southern California as part of the DRLC's externship program.

As Externship Director at Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Professor Larmore supervises about 150 students per year as they work for judges, district attorneys and public defenders, government agencies, non-profits, in house counsel departments and private law firms. She advises students on which placements would best meet their career and learning goals, helps them prepare for the externship experiences, and counsels them throughout the externship semester on how to succeed in their placements. She is also a regular presenter at national and regional externship and clinical academic conferences.

Professor Larmore also administers the Commitment to Service Award for students who volunteer at least 50 hours of pro bono legal work at non-profit organizations or government agencies.

Courses Taught: Legal Writing Skills, Legal Research and Writing, and Client Interviewing and Counseling. Ms. Larmore is also the Director of the Externship Program

List of Scholarly Publications

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

How California Companies Can Make the Most of Their Externs (with Sande Buhai), Los Angeles Daily Journal, Aug. 15, 2019, at 5, available at https://ssrn.com/abstract=3437932.