Chapman University School of Law has received a $15,000 gift from one of Orange County’s leading full-service law firms, Rutan & Tucker, LLP, with the funds going towards the school’s Legal Research and Writing Program.
Chapman’s School of Law recently participated in Rutan & Tucker’s Golden Gavel competition for Spring 2012. The contest included 170 first year legal research and writing students briefing a case they drafted under Title VII against discrimination “because of sex” and the legitimate reason of termination towards the transgender plaintiff.
Dallis Pflueger-Cavallaro and Jonathan Cayton were the two winners of the competition and each will receive awards along with a $500 scholarship from Rutan & Tucker. Colleagues Stephanie Lincoln and Sara Zimmerman were also finalists in the competition, and received invitations to join the Moot Court Honor Board.
“We are pleased to support a program that will assist in the development of skills for the next generation of lawyers,” said Kim Thompson, managing partner at Rutan & Tucker.
Rutan & Tucker’s partnership with Chapman extends past the School of Law as it has an extensive history of investment towards Chapman’s Economic Forecast, an annual conference covering the economic trends throughout California and beyond. This year’s conference will be held on Nov. 28 at the Segerstrom Center of the Arts in Costa Mesa.
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