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About Samuel F Ernst

Professor Ernst’s scholarship focuses on patent law and he teaches in the areas of intellectual property, contracts, and civil litigation practice. Prior to joining the Fowler School of Law in 2013, Professor Ernst was a partner at the international law firm of Covington & Burling in San Francisco, practicing intellectual property, commercial, and appellate litigation, while maintaining an active pro bono practice focusing on veterans disability recovery and homeless advocacy. In 2010, Professor Ernst was recognized by the Federal Circuit Bar Association for his work on behalf of veterans. In 2006 and 2008, he received a Certificate of Excellence from the Berkeley Food and Housing Project. Prior to joining the Fowler School of Law Professor Ernst taught pre-trial civil litigation at the U.C. Berkeley School of Law. Professor Ernst earned his J.D. Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University Law Center. He has a B.A. in Modern Literary Studies from U.C. Santa Cruz and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from U.C.L.A.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
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Honors and Awards

  • 2006 and 2008 Certificate of Excellence from the Berkeley Food and Housing Project
  • Recognized in 2010 by the Federal Circuit Bar Association for legal work on behalf of veterans
  • Order of the Coif
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University Law Center
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010

Courses

  • Intellectual Property
  • Contracts
  • Civil Litigation Practice

Contact Information

Samuel F Ernst
Assistant Professor
Chapman University School of Law
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
phone (714) 628-2657
saernst@chapman.edu

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Contributions to Books (6)

Articles (5)