COSTA MESA, CA, February 17, 2015 – Orange County-based law firm Rutan & Tucker, LLP has committed to another annual gift of $15,000 to Chapman University Fowler School of Law (“Chapman”). With the addition of this year’s gift, the grand total of Rutan’s contributions to Chapman is $235,000 over the past several years.
Having earned a “Top Schools” ranking in U.S. News and World Report, ABA accredited Chapman is a forum where diverse and highly accomplished faculty members provide students with a combination of personalized instruction and real-world clinical and courtroom experience. Chapman’s academic programs provide the best of both worlds: foundational accredited legal instruction coupled with a varied selection of specific concentrations, joint degrees, and Master of Laws degrees.
“We hold Chapman in the highest regard, and we are delighted to continue our annual support of the school’s efforts to expand its scholarship fund. Rutan intends to support this exceptional program for decades to come as the future leaders of our legal community graduate from the Chapman University Fowler School of Law ,” said Steve Nichols, the firm’s managing partner.
“Chapman has assembled one of the strongest law faculties in the nation, including four former Supreme Court clerks, three elected members of the American Law Institute and many others who have achieved exceptional success as scholars and lawyers. We have developed a comprehensive and high-quality curriculum involving much instruction by practicing lawyers.” -Dean Tom Campbell.
“Rutan & Tucker is a very special Orange County firm and we are delighted to have their continued support for our Law School. We’re proud to have several Rutan & Tucker attorneys teaching practical skills classes for us. Our partnership with Rutan & Tucker greatly enriches our Law School,” said Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s Dean Thomas Campbell. “Further, we have named our law school’s Moot Court Competition, in which all first-year students participate, for Rutan & Tucker. The best oralist is the Rutan & Tucker Golden Gavel winner, and the best brief writer wins the Rutan & Tucker Golden Quill award,” Campbell added.
About Rutan & Tucker LLP
Rutan & Tucker is California’s largest full-service law firm headquartered in Orange County, California with offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto. Primary practice areas include business and real estate litigation, corporate and securities law, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, municipal and government agency law, land use law, bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, and taxation and estate planning. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.rutan.com.