CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITYSCHOOL OF LAW

ONE UNIVERSITY DRIVE

ORANGE, CALIFORNIA92866

Telephone: (714) 628-2500

URL: http://www.chapman.edu/law

 

ABA Approved Since 1998

 

Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of the oldest, most prestigious private universities in California. Chapman University traces its roots to Hesperian College, opened at the very hour of Abraham Lincolnâ??s inauguration as the 16th U.S. president. Chapman University announced the establishment of a new law school in September 1994 and in 1999, a permanent new law school building was completed. Chapman University School of Law was granted full approval by the ABA in August 2002 and The Association of American Law Schools granted membership in January 2006.

 

The principal building, rising four stories and providing 133,000 square feet of floor space, offers an efficient and pleasant learning environment for students. Classrooms and seminar rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology for enhanced teaching and learning, and are capable of accommodating future changes in electronic, visual and on-site learning. Walk through Chapman University School of Lawâ??s Kennedy Hall and you are likely to hear a 9 buzz 9. This is the sound of a dynamic learning environment, where people are passionately engaged in their work. The law school building is alive with students and faculty debate, collaborative research, cutting edge symposia, and a sense of mutual purpose: to prepare the next generation of legal practitioners and scholars to become ethical and successful attorneys. The law school has two courtrooms, one designed for trials and the other for appellate hearings, provide fully equipped facilities for trial advocacy exercises, mock trial and moot court competitions, and formal hearings by visiting courts.

 

The beautiful Rinker Law Library features electronic data retrieval and research facilities and provides comfortable, quiet study areas and computer labs. The library is designed to meet the needs of legal education in the twenty-first century. It features over 40,000 square feet of space, seating for 300 with computer access at each seat, contains 295,000 volumes and volume equivalents. The third floor of the library houses one electronic classroom and a computer lab offering students convenient access to research and word processing programs. The library is open over 100 hours per week.

 

The law school student body numbers approximately 550 with a recent entering class of 170 for the fall 2009 term. The Schoolof Law has a faculty of sixty, four of whom are former clerks to U.S. Supreme Court justices. Students attending Chapman University School of Law have a wide variety of academic options beyond the core required courses, including a range of electives, multiple advanced degrees, joint degree programs, externships, emphasis programs, study abroad opportunities and academic support.

 

Admission to Chapman University School of Law is based on many factors and gained by committee approval. The applicantâ??s entire file is considered in the review process. The LSAT and GPA are important factors in the admission process. We also consider additional indicators of potential to succeed in law school such as: nature & rigor of undergrad discipline, upward trend in academic performance, types of courses completed, writing ability, employment record, graduate level courses taken & degrees earned, scholarly achievements, community & volunteer service, research projects, demonstrated leadership ability, fluency in foreign languages, and other maturing experiences.

 

Dean: John C. Eastman (714) 628-2587

Assistant to the Dean: Gloria L. Davis (714) 628-2526

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Timothy A. Canova (714) 628-2640

Associate Dean for Administration: Richard Redding (714) 628-2592

Assistant Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid: Tracy Simmons (714) 628-2594

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs: Jayne Taylor Kacer (714) 628-2641

Director of the Law Library: Sheryl Summers Kramer (714) 628-2537

Acting Director of Career Services: Suzanna Adelizi (714) 628-2593

Director of Development: Patricia Economos (714) 628-2689

Director of Financial Aid: Kathleen Clark (714) 628-2510

Director of Academic Achievement: Rick Faulkner (714) 628-2663

Director of Communications & Marketing: David Finley (714) 628-2565

Registrar: Maryam Isles (714) 628-2513

 

FULL TIME FACULTY

 

JOHN C. EASTMAN, (Law Professor), born Lincoln, Nebraska, April 21, 1960; admitted to bar, 1997, California. Education: University of Dallas (B.A., 1982); Claremont Graduate School (Ph.D., 1993; M.A., 1989); University of Chicago (J.D., 1995). COURSES:Constitutional Law, Legal History. Email:jeastman @ chapman.edu

 

DEEPA BADRINARAYANA, (Law Professor), Education: Vijaya Junior College (PUC degree, 1992); National Law School of India University; Pace Law School (LL.M and S.J.D., Environmental Law, 2001 and 2007). COURSES: International Environmental Law, International Trade Law, International Intellectual Property, Environmental Law, Corporate Social Responsibility, Wills and Trusts. Email:badrinar @ chapman.edu

 

RITA BARNETT, (Law Professor), born 1966; admitted to bar, 1998, California. Education: Barnard College of Columbia University (B.A., English); University of Texas at Austin (J.D.). COURSES:Legal Research and Writing.

 

MICHAEL BAZYLER, (Law Professor), born 1952; admitted to bar, 1978, California. Education: University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1974); University of SouthernCalifornia (J.D., 1978). COURSES:International Law, International Business Litigation, Holocaust & Law of Genocide. Email:bazyler @ chapman.edu

 

TOM W. BELL, (Law Professor), born Greenwood, Missouri, March 3, 1964; admitted to bar, 1993, California. Education: University of Kansas/Université de Nice (B.A., 1987); University of Southern California (M.A., 1989); University of Chicago School of Law (J.D., 1993). COURSES:Intellectual Property, Contracts, Agency, Partnerships & Unincorporated Bus. Assoc., Copyright, Internet Law, Entertainment Law. Email: tbell @ chapman.edu

 

DENIS BINDER, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1971, California. Education: University of San Francisco (A.B., 1967; J.D., 1970); University of Michigan (S.J.D., 1973). COURSES: Torts, Toxic Torts, Environmental Law. Email: dbinder @ chapman.edu

 

DANIEL B. BOGART, (Law Professor), born Atlanta, Georgia, August 14, 1960; admitted to bar, 1986, Georgia. Education: DukeUniversity (B.A., 1982; M.A., 1986; J.D., 1986). COURSES:Bankruptcy, Property, Real Estate, Commercial Leasing, Economics. Email:bogart @ chapman.edu

 

HEIDI R. BROWN, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1994, Virginia; 2000, District of Columbia; 2001, New York. Education: University of Virginia (B.A., 1991); University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1994). COURSES: Legal Research and Writing. Email:hkbrown @ chapman.edu

 

WILLIAM JAMES BROWN, (Law Professor), born Long Beach, California; admitted to bar, 1997, California. Education: United States Air Force Academy (B.S., 1988); Arizona State University College of Law (J.D., 1997). COURSES: AMVETS Clinic.

 

TOM CAMPBELL, (Law Professor), born 1952; admitted to bar, 1976, Illinois. Education: University of Chicago (B.A., M.A., 1973; Ph.D., 1980); HarvardLaw School (J.D., 1976). COURSES:Anti-trust, Legislation, Separation of Powers Seminar.

 

TIMOTHY A. CANOVA, (Law Professor), born Freeport, N.Y., May 17, 1960; admitted to bar, 1989, New York; 1990, District of Columbia. Education: Franklin & Marshall College (B.A., 1982); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1988); University of Stockholm Faculty of Law (Masters Diploma in International and Comparative Law). COURSES: Corporations, International Trade and Finance, National Security Law, Animal Welfare Law. Email:canova @ chapman.edu

 

JENNY E. CAREY, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 2003, California. Education: University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A., 1993); University of California at Los Angeles (M.S.W., 1997); University of California at Los Angeles School of Law (J.D., 2003). COURSES:Legal Research and Writing. Email:carey @ chapman.edu

 

ANTHONY THOMAS CASO, (Law Professor), born San Diego, California, January 4, 1955; Education: University of La Verne (B.A., 1976); University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 1979); Golden Gate University (M.B.A., 1999). COURSES: Administrative Law, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence. Email: caso @ chapman.edu

 

MARISA S. CIANCIARULO, (Law Professor), born 1973; Education: Universidad de Valladolid (B.A., 1995); American University School of International Service (M.A., 1998); American University WashingtonCollege of Law (J.D., 1998). COURSES: Family Violence Clinic, Gender & the Law, Refugee Law, Remedies. Email: cianciar @ chapman.edu

 

M. KATHERINE B. DARMER, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1989, Connecticut; 1990, New York; 2005, California. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1986); ColumbiaUniversity (J.D., 1989). COURSES: Criminal Procedure, Advanced Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Torts. Email:kdarmer @ chapman.edu

 

BOBBY L. DEXTER, (Law Professor), born 1967; admitted to bar, 1992, Georgia. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1989); HarvardLaw School (J.D., 1992). COURSES:Federal Tax and Secured Transactions. Email:dexter @ chapman.edu

 

FRANK J. DOTI, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, May 24, 1943; admitted to bar, 1969, Illinois; 1985, California; 1990, California Bar, Certified Tax Specialist; 1992, Colorado. Education: Universityof Illinois (B.S., 1966; C.P.A., 1966); Chicago-Kent (J.D., 1969). COURSES:Taxation, Contracts. Email:fdoti @ chapman.edu

 

DAVID DOWLING, (Law Professor), Education: Brigham Young University (B.A., 2003); Chapman University School of Law (J.D., 2006); Pepperdine University School of Law (M.A., 2009). COURSES:Mediation Clinic.

 

KURT FREDERICK EGGERT, (Law Professor), born Hays, Kansas, February 21, 1959; admitted to bar, 1984, California. Education: Rice University (B.A., 1981); University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Clinical Education/Elder Law, Remedies, Real Estate Transactions. Email: keggert @ chapman.edu

 

RICHARD FAULKNER, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 2005, California. Education: California State University (B.A., 2001); ChapmanLaw School (J.D., 2004). COURSES:Academic Support, Remedies. Email:faulkner @ chapman.edu

 

SAM B. GARKAWE, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1990, California. Education: University of Melbourne (B.Sc.); Monash University (LL.B.); London University (LL.M.). COURSES:International Criminal Law. Email:garkawe @ chapman.edu

 

JOHN ALEXANDER HALL, (Law Professor), born Southend, Essex,England, March 6, 1960; admitted to bar, 2001, California. Education: Sussex University (B.A., 1983); Oxford University (D.Phil., 1990); Stanford University (J.D., 2000). COURSES: International Law, Torts, Human Rights, Labor and Employment Law, Legal History. Email:jhall @ chapman.edu

 

STEPHANIE A. HARTLEY, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 2002, California. Education: University of Southern California (B.A., 1999); Southwestern University Schoolof Law (J.D., 2002). COURSES: Legal Research and Writing. Email: hartley @ chapman.edu

 

KATHY Z. HELLER, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1977, Wisconsin; 1990, California. Education: Universityof Wisconsin (B.S.; J.D.). COURSES: Entertainment Law, New Media Law. Email:kjzheller @ aol.com

 

ERNESTO ADOLFO HERNANDEZ, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 2002, New York. Education: University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 1994); Georgetown University (M.A., 1996); George WashingtonUniversity (J.D., 2001). COURSES:Contracts, Immigration, Corporations. Email:ehernand @ chapman.edu

 

HUGH HEWITT, (Law Professor), born Warren, Ohio, February 22, 1956; admitted to bar, 1983, District of Columbia; 1989, California. Education: Harvard College (A.B., 1978); Universityof Michigan (J.D., 1983). COURSES:Constitutional Law, Administrative Law. Email:hhewitt @ hewittoneil.com

 

SCOTT W. HOWE, (Law Professor), born 1956; admitted to bar, 1981, District of Columbia; 1990, Massachusetts. Education: University of Missouri (A.B., 1977); Universityof Michigan (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Criminal, Criminal Procedure, Capital Punishment, Evidence. Email:swhowe @ chapman.edu

 

HARRY JAFFA, (Law Professor), Education: Yale University (B.A., English, 1939); New School for Social Research (Ph.D.). COURSES:The Constitution of Lincoln.

 

JAYNE TAYLOR KACER, (Law Professor), born 1951; admitted to bar, 1985, California. Education: San Jose State University (B.A., 1974); Loyola LawSchool (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Legal Writing and Research, Retrial Civil Litigation. Email: kacer @ chapman.edu

 

W. H. (JOE) KNIGHT, (Law Professor), born Beckley, WestVirginia; admitted to bar, 1980, New York. Education: University of North Carolina (B.A., 1976); Columbia University (J.D., 1979). COURSES: Critical Race Theory, Advanced Topics Course.

 

DONALD J. KOCHAN, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, 1974; admitted to bar, 2002, New York; 2003, District of Columbia. Education: Western Michigan University (B.A. 1995); CornellLaw School (J.D., 1998). COURSES: Property, Federal Courts, Natural Resources, Law and Economics. Email:kochan @ chapman.edu

 

SHERYL HEATHER SUMMERS KRAMER, (Law Professor), Education: Wayne State University (B.S., 1977; M.S.L.S, 1978); DetroitCollege of Law (J.D., 1989). COURSES:Advanced Legal Research. Email:skramer @ chapman.edu

 

STEVEN KRONE, (Law Professor), born Winter Park, Florida, February 21, 1964; admitted to bar, 1994, California. Education: University of Southern California (A.B., 1988); University of Chicago (J.D., 1992). COURSES:Entertainment Law, Law, Lawyers and the Legal System in Film. Email:krone @ chapman.edu

 

MICHAEL B. LANG, (Law Professor), born Washington, D.C., September 17, 1951; admitted to bar, 1975, Pennsylvania; 1981, Illinois. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1972); Universityof Pennsylvania (J.D., 1975). COURSES: Taxation. Email: mlang @ chapman.edu

 

FRANCINE J. LIPMAN, (Law Professor), born St. Louis, Missouri, 1959; admitted to bar, 1994, California. Education: University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., 1981); San Diego State University (M.B.A., 1989); University of California, Davis (J.D., 1993); New York University (LL.M., Taxation, 1994). COURSES: Taxation. Email: lipman @ chapman.edu

 

LISA LITWILLER, (Law Professor), born Los Angeles,California, October 20, 1962; admitted to bar, 1991, California, All Federal Districts in California. Education: Universityof Southern California (B.A., 1985; J.D., 1991). COURSES:Civil Procedures II, Professional Responsibility, California Civil Procedure. Email: llitwill @ chapman.edu

 

DAVID LLEWELLYN, (Law Professor), born Glen Ridge, New Jersey, July 10, 1945; admitted to bar, 1976, California. Education: William Jennings Bryan College (B.A.); University of Tennessee (M.A.); University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (J.D.); International Instituteof Human Rights (Diplome). COURSES:Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence. Email: llewelly @ chapman.edu

 

ELIZABETH MACDOWELL, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1999, California. Education: California State University, Hayward (B.A.); University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D., 1999). COURSES: Family Violence Clinic, Community Property, Advanced Family Law. Email:macdowel @ chapman.edu

 

MARIO W. MAINERO, (Law Professor), born Youngstown, Ohio, January 10, 1955; admitted to bar, 1980, California. Education: Claremont McKenna College (B.A., 1975); Universityof New Mexico (M.A.; J.D., 1980). COURSES:Selected Topics in American Law, Bar Preparation.

 

CELESTINE RICHARDS MCCONVILLE, (Law Professor), born Cleveland,Ohio, October 16, 1965; admitted to bar, 1991, Illinois; 1993, District of Columbia. Education: Boston University (B.A., 1988); GeorgetownUniversity LawCenter (J.D., 1991). COURSES:Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Federal Courts, Wills & Trusts. Email: mcconvil @ chapman.edu

 

HENRY S. NOYES, (Law Professor), born Ithaca, NewYork, June 10, 1968; admitted to bar, 1994, California. Education: Northwestern University (B.A., 1990); Indiana University School of Law (J.D., 1994). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Evidence, Trial Theory, Conflict of Laws. Email:noyes @ chapman.edu

 

AMY PEIKOFF, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 2002, California. Education: University of California, Los Angeles (B.S., 1992); University of California, Los Angeles Law School (J.D., 1998); Universityof Southern California (Ph.D., Philosophy, 2003). COURSES:Contracts, Professional Responsibility, Legal Ethics.

 

RICHARD REDDING, (Law Professor), born Miami, Florida, September 17, 1964; Education: Hampden-Sydney College (B.A., 1984); University of Virginia (Ph.D., Psychology, 1997); Washington and Lee University (J.D., 1992); VanderbiltUniversity (M.S., 1986). COURSES:Criminal Law and Psychiatry, Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, Law and Social Science, Mental Health Law.

 

SUSANNA RIPKEN, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1994, California. Education: Stanford University (B.A., 1991); UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1994). COURSES:Corporations, Securities Regulation, Agency and Partnership, Legal Ethics. Email: ripken @ chapman.edu

 

LAWRENCE E. ROSENTHAL, (Law Professor), born 1958; admitted to bar, 1981, Illinois. Education: University of Illinois (B.A., 1978); Harvard (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Criminal Procedure and Police Practices, Criminal Law, Local Government, First Amendment Law, Advanced Topics in Constitutional Law. Email: rosentha @ chapman.edu

 

KYNDRA ROTUNDA, (Law Professor), born 1973; admitted to bar, 1993, Wyoming; 2006, District of Columbia. Education: Universityof Wyoming (B.A., 1996; J.D., 1999). COURSES:Military Personnel & Disability Law, Law of War.

 

RONALD D. ROTUNDA, (Law Professor), born 1945; admitted to bar, 1971, New York and District ofColumbia; 1975, Illinois. Education: Harvard College (A.B., 1967); Harvard LawSchool (J.D., 1970). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, Legal Ethics.

 

NANCY LYNN SCHULTZ, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1981, Pennsylvania. Education: University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1978); University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1981). COURSES:Negotiations, Client Interviewing, Mediation, Civil Procedures, Legal Writing, Advocacy. Email:nschultz @ chapman.edu

 

ROBIN SLOCUM, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1982, Illinois; 1983, Missouri. Education: Northwestern University (B.A., 1975); WashingtonUniversity (J.D., 1982). COURSES: Client Counseling, Legal Writing, ADR, Professional Responsibility. Email:slocum @ chapman.edu

 

VERNON L. SMITH, (Law Professor), Education: California Institute of Technology (B.S.E.E., 1949); University of Kansas (M.A., 1952); Harvard University (Ph. D., 1955). COURSES:Spontaneous Order and the Law. Email:vsmith @ chapman.edu

 

KENNETH STAHL, (Law Professor), born New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 18, 1974; admitted to bar, 2000, District of Columbia. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1997); Yale Law School (J.D., 2000). COURSES:Property Law, Environmental Law, Civil Procedure, Torts.

 

RONALD L. STEINER, (Law Professor), born 1960; admitted to bar, 1998, California. Education: Lafayette College (B.A., English, 1982); Universityof Delaware (M.A., Political Science, 1985); Universityof Minnesota (Ph.D., Political Science, 1993); University of Southern California Law School (J.D., 1998). COURSES:Legislation, American Legal History, Advanced Tort Seminar on Private Law as Public Policy, Advanced Seminar - Jurisprudence. Email:steiner @ chapman.edu

 

JOHN TEHRANIAN, (Law Professor), born September 16, 1973; admitted to bar, 2000, California. Education: Harvard University (B.A., 1995); YaleLaw School (J.D., 2000). COURSES: Entertainment Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Internet/Cyber Law, Law and Literature.

 

MARGARET THOMAS, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 2003, Illinois. Education: Clemson University (B.S., 1999); California Western School ofLaw (J.D., 2003). COURSES:AMVETS Clinic.

 

PETER M. VAN ZANTE, (Law Professor), born Rolla, Missouri, July 1, 1946; admitted to bar, 1971, Colorado. Education: Colorado College (B.A., 1968); University of Chicago (J.D., 1971); University of the Pacific (Diploma, Advanced Intâ??l Legal Studies, 1983). COURSES:ERISA, Pensions & Deferred Compensation, Federal Estate & Gift Tax, Business Taxation. Email:vanzante @ chapman.edu

 

MOUJAN WALKOW, (Law Professor), born London, England, October 28, 1970; admitted to bar, 1995, Massachusetts; 2000, California. Education: University of California, Irvine (B.A., 1992); SuffolkUniversity School of Law (J.D., 1995). COURSES: Legal Writing and Research. Email:walkow @ chapman.edu

 

PARHAM H. WILLIAMS, (Law Professor), born 1931; admitted to bar, 1954, Mississippi. Education: University of Mississippi (B.A., 1953; LL.B., 1954); YaleLaw School (LL.M., 1965).

 

GEORGE WILLIS, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1998, California. Education: California State University-Long Beach (B.S., 1991); Chapman University School of Law (J.D., 1998). COURSES:Tax Clinic. Email:gwillis @ chapman.edu

 

BART J. WILSON, (Law Professor), Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (B.S., 1992); University of Arizona (M.A., 1993; Ph.D., 1997). COURSES:Spontaneous Order and the Law. Email:bjwilson @ chapman.edu

 

CAROLYN R. YOUNG, (Law Professor), born Los Angeles,California, July 20, 1972; admitted to bar, 1997, California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1999, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. Education: University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1994); UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1997). COURSES: Externships, Legal Research and Writing. Email: cayoung @ chapman.edu