It has been an exciting year so far at our law school! Our colleagues are being recognized for their outstanding achievements to our profession and our current students (and soon to be colleagues) have planned and executed some amazing events for which we are all proud. We are busy planning some forthcoming MCLE events for later in the spring, including a presentation on free and low cost legal research for solo/small firm practice.   


I also have sad news to share. On February 4th, Claudine Ruiz (LL.M. '10), a San Diego County Deputy District Attorney and Prosecutorial Science LL.M. alumna, passed away after battling cancer. Claudine is survived by her husband, Bill, and two young sons, Liam and Owen. San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis called Claudine a "dedicated and outstanding trial lawyer". Our thoughts and prayers go out to Claudine's family and friends.


Please be on the look out for exciting information about our next alumni mixer in April and as always, we want to hear from you! If you would like to become involved with the law school or just want to share you opinion, we hope that you'll send us a message or come in and visit with us.



Ian Jones (JD '10)
Assistant Director of Student and Alumni Services
Entrepreneurial law students? No it's not an oxymoron. Fowler School of Law student Shaun Sanders (JD '15) is a walking embodiment of what it means to be entrepreneurial. He also happens to be a law student. As the president of the Entrepreneurship Law Society Shaun has planned many innovative and new programs at the law school but nothing quite compares to what Shaun was able to pull off in January. Learn more
While the typical law school student organization may feature a single guest speaker over a lunch hour, three members of the Fowler School of Law Sports and Entertainment Law Society coordinated an all-day sports law symposium with over 15 heavy hitter industry speakers. Evan Brennan (JD '15), Jack Anderson (JD '15) and Jason Hirschhorn (JD '15) have the goal of making their impact on the school with hopes that the symposium will become an annual event. Learn more  


The International Tax Review recently recognized Fowler School of Law alumna Tara Ferris (JD '07) as part of the 2013 Global Tax 50 most influential people in tax policy, acknowledging her role in the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).  The list is compiled based upon individuals and organizations "who have has the greatest influence on tax policy, practice, and administration in the last 12 months," according to the Review's websiteLearn more


Amy Mejia (JD '11) turned her externship with the Alliance for Children's Rights and her passion for children's rights into a career opportunity.  



Spring 2014

Diana Lopez
Diana Lopez

Atticus N. Wegman (JD '10) was named one of the "Top 5 Associates to Watch" in the special Top 20 Under 40 issue of the Daily Journal on January 29, 2014.


Diana Lopez (JD '09) is the third Wally Davis Scholar to become the Hispanic Bar Association President.


Nickolas Lewis (JD '13) was recently elected as City Clerk in the City of West Covina.

In This Issue Co-founder visits Fowler School of Law
Student Organized Sports Law Symposium was a Home Run!
Grad Ranked in Top 50 Most Influential People in Global Tax
Alumna Parlays Law School Externship into Full-time Public Interest Position
Alumni Highlights
If you or your firm have a current recruitment need, whether for full-time, part-time, temp or contract work, please keep our talented graduates and law students in mind.

If you have a job that you would like us to post, or you know of a job opportunity elsewhere, please contact Suzanna Adelizi ('05), our Assistant Dean of Career Services at or (714) 628-2517.


Upcoming Events
Alumni Advisory Board Meeting, Chapman Fowler School of Law, 6:00 p.m.

Launching Your Own Solo Career MCLE and Reception

Law Review Symposium, Business Tax Reform: Emerging Issues in the Taxation of U.S. Entities, 6 hours of MCLE credit

Public Interest Law Foundation Silent Auction and Gala Dinner

Entertainment Industry Alumni Networking Mixer
SAVE the date for this exciting opportunity to network with other professionals in the entertainment industry at Sony Picture Studios


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As a member of the Fowler Law School alumni community you are eligible for continuing career services through the Career Services Office. If you would like to make an appointment with our Alumni Career Counselor, please contact Karen Ward in the Career Services Office at

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