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John Bishop

Dale E. Fowler School of Law


John Bishop is an adjunct professor in the Dale E. Fowler School of Law, teaching a variety of courses for Chapman's Bar Services Program. He has taught Selected Topics in American Law, a three-credit bar preparation course covering every subject on the California Bar Exam; Legal Analysis Workshop, a course designed to help students master the Performance Test portion of the bar; and workshops on the Multi-State Bar Exam and Performance Test during the months prior to the February and July bar exams.  

Professor Bishop is a partner at Ray & Bishop, PLC, in Newport Beach, practicing administrative law in the area of professional license defense. He litigates approximately 60 to 70 license cases per year, representing doctors, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, insurance agents, real estate brokers and salespersons, community care providers and physical therapists, among many others. He frequently appears in administrative courts statewide, including the Offices of Administrative Hearings and Superior Courts in Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland and San Francisco.  Ray & Bishop have exclusively hired from the Dale E. Fowler School of Law since Professor Bishop joined the firm.

Professor Bishop graduated cum laude from the Dale E. Fowler School of Law in 2011. While a student at Chapman, he served as President of the Moot Court team, and was nationally recognized for advocacy and brief-writing as a member of both moot court and mock trial. He also served as Submissions Editor of the Chapman Law Review. At graduation, his classmates voted him "Most Likely to Become a Chapman Law Professor," a certificate he proudly displays in his office.