I'm excited to see many of you at the Alumni Mixer on Thursday October 17, at 6:00 p.m. at Z Tejas in Costa Mesa. If you have not registered for this event yet, please do so as soon as possible! It's a great opportunity to reunite with friends and network with other alumni and faculty members. Please email Ian Jones at if you have any questions.

Ian Jones
Assistant Director of Student and Alumni Services
The School of Law Receives a $55 Million Gift to Endow and Name the School
Chapman University's law school is the recipient of the second single largest reported gift to any law school in the United States thanks to a $55 million donation from prominent real estate developer Dale E. Fowler and his wife Sarah Ann.

The law school is now officially "Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law." The gift will not only make the school much more competitive with its peer institutions in the long run, but we hope to be able to provide numerous benefits to students right away. The Fowlers will be working with the School of Law to decide how financial help may be used to hire practicing lawyers as adjuncts. The gift will also offset tuition costs by providing more merit-based scholarships so that students can better afford to pay for school. The School of Law will also be discussing plans for more one-on-one career counseling and individualized job hunting strategies for our graduates. Learn more

Chapman's Focus on Practical Skills Training is Featured in the Daily Journal
After evaluating the current law school curriculum, Chapman has started to implement more practical skills classes to supplement traditional theory-based courses to help bridge the gap from law school to legal practice. Starting in 2014, every law student will be required to take a course in transactional skills and another in litigation skills. The faculty members at Chapman are committed to teaching cutting-edge practical skills to our students and we are excited about the upcoming changes that will undoubtedly improve our curriculum. Learn more


Several Chapman Law Alumni Named "Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers Magazine
Kevin Liebeck ('02)
Over two dozen Chapman law alumni have been featured in the 2013 edition of Super Lawyers magazine as "Rising Stars". The Rising Star designation is exclusive to lawyers that display excellence in the practice of law. The selection process is extremely rigorous, as it takes into account both personal achievements and peer recognition. Learn more


Fall 2013
Atticus Wegman ('10)

 Atticus Wegman's ('10) scholarly work was recently selected for publication by the University of San Francisco Law Review. Atticus concluded his research in an area of law that has recently garnered much national attention-cyberbullying. Atticus's article titled "Cyberbullying and California's Response" can be found in the Spring 2013 issue of the University of San Francisco Law Review 47 U.S.F. L.Rev. 737 (2013).   

Bobbie K. Ross ('09) closed her law practice (Law Office of Bobbie K. Ross in Manhattan Beach) and relocated to Sacramento where she will now be working as a Litigation Attorney for Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.
Natasha Buchanan ('09) was quoted in USA Today. Natasha specializes in FDIC waivers at Higbee & Associates in Santa Ana.

Navid Moshtael (J.D. '05, LL.M. '08) published an article in the Los Angeles Daily Journal entitled, "Want to pay your ex's attorney fees? Ignore discovery requests."

Jewels Jin ('11) mentioned in Daily Journal article regarding her participation in in Legal Aid's Lawyer Entrepreneur Assistance Program (LEAP), which is a solo incubator program.
In This Issue
The School of Law Receives a $55 Million Gift to Endow and Name the School
Chapman's Focus on Practical Skills Training is Featured in the Daily Journal
Several Chapman Law Alumni Named "Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers Magazine
Alumni Highlights
Faculty Spotlight

Professor Leigh Steinberg, a new adjunct Professor specializing in sports law, recently published an article in Forbes about his novel approach to teaching. 


Upcoming Events
 Alumni Mixer at 6 p.m.
at Z'Tejas in Costa Mesa. RSVP

Bar Admission Ceremony
Thank you 
A special "thank you" to Rick Green ('98) and Scott Levitt ('03) for helping out at the Annual Chapman Chilli Cook-off!

Pro Bono Opportunity

Alumni interested in taking on a Public Law Center case pro bono with the help of a Chapman Law student, please contact Laurie Ellen Park in the Career Services Office at

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