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Alumni Resources FAQs

This guide provides answers to common questions that Fowler School of Law alumni have about Law Library services.

Library Hours and Policies

What is your access policy for alumni?

Access to the Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library is available to:

  • Currently enrolled Chapman University students, faculty, staff
  • Fowler School of Law alumni
  • Currently enrolled law students from other ABA-accredited law schools

Fowler School of Law alumni must stop by the Circulation or Research Desks when entering the Law Library and present government-issued identification. Library hours and contact information can be found on the Law Library's homepage.  

Access to the Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library is not currently permitted for other users. All others are encouraged to visit the Orange County Public Law Library at 515 N. Flower St., Santa Ana, (714) 338-6790.

Legal Research Databases

Please review the chart below for information on using Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw following graduation from the Fowler School of Law:

Database Graduate Access
Bloomberg Continuing unlimited, unrestricted access for any purpose for 6 months following graduation date. No additional sign-up needed.
Lexis+ Automatic Lexis+ access for 6 months, excluding public records.

Continuing access for 18 months after graduation, for up to 60 hours a month if you enroll in Grad Elite. May not use for research that is billed to a client.

CEB OnLAW Students must sign up for CEB accounts while still in law school to obtain graduate access. Graduates with a CEB account will keep their access for 18 months after graduation.

Alumni may access primary authority and certain secondary sources on Lexis Advance and Westlaw at the Orange County Public Law Library in Santa Ana. Visit its Databases webpage for more information.

The Law Library also maintains a comprehensive list of free legal research resources on our A-Z List.

Borrowing Material

May I borrow materials?

Yes. Fowler School of Law and Chapman University alumni may borrow circulating material from the collection. To obtain borrowing privileges, please contact us or ask at the Circulation Desk. Alumni are responsible for all items checked out on their library account.

Do you have MCLE self-study materials?

The Law Library does not collect recent MCLE self-study materials.

Wifi & Computing

Can I access the wifi?

There is guest access to the "Chapman Open" wireless network. Simply connect on your device and accept the terms and conditions to get started.

Information on device registration is available from the Chapman IS&T Wireless Network webpage. The library cannot troubleshoot issues with the wireless network. We suggest you send an email to or call (714) 997-6600 with your issue.

Where can I make copies?

There are copiers on the first floor of the Law Library. Copies cost 10 cents per page.

Legal Research Assistance

Can you advise on legal research?

We can help brainstorm research strategies, suggest resources to try, show you how to use a database, and more - just ask us! Research Librarians are available for remote consults, by phone (714-628-2548), and by email (