Re "Chapman Claws Way to Respect," Dec. 11:
We were happy to see the good work of a lot of people at Chapman Law School get some recognition. As attorneys who together have nearly six decades of experience in Orange County and who have been involved with the Chapman Law School from the beginning, we've seen first-hand the dedication and professionalism of the school's administration, faculty and students. Many of their accomplishments that led to the accreditation are rarely if ever seen at a school as new as Chapman's: clinical programs that benefit the community as well as students, a nationally recognized facility and law library, a groundbreaking symposium organized by the Law Review, and bar passage rates and LSAT scores indicative of a law school far older than Chapman. The school has two former Supreme Court clerks and won a national championship in an ABA-sponsored law-student competition, rare accomplishments for a 7-year-old school.
Chapman's law school has come a long way in a short time, and we look forward to it taking a place among the nation's premier law schools in the years to come.
Paul Frederic Marx
Duke F. Wahlquist