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Susanna Ripken

Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Expertise: Securities Law; Corporations; Business Law; Corporate Personhood; Agency & Partnership
Office Location: Kennedy Hall 444
Phone: (714) 628-2568
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Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Los Angeles, Juris Doctor


Professor Ripken completed a double major in English and Psychology at Stanford University, graduating with distinction. She was also selected to be a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law, where she served as an editor of the UCLA Law Review and earned membership in the Order of the Coif. Professor Ripken clerked for the Honorable Robert Boochever, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Following her judicial clerkship, Professor Ripken joined the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP. Practicing in the firm's Orange County office, Professor Ripken handled corporate and securities transactions for large corporations and business entities. At Chapman, Professor Ripken teaches various business law courses. She has received the Professor of the Year Award and the Scudder Award for excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

Courses Taught: Corporations, Agency & Partnership, Securities Regulation, Advanced Corporate Law Seminar, and Professional Responsibility

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