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Meng Xu ‘16 came to St. John’s knowing that she wanted to pursue a career in intellectual property law. By the end of her first year, she had earned a strong academic record, including membership on the St. John’s Law Review. Adding to Meng’s impressive achievements, this month, Dean Michael A. Simons awarded her the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s (NYIPLA) Hon. Giles S. Rich Diversity Scholarship.
Religious freedom is a “fundamental right of man, reflecting his highest dignity” and “an indispensible condition for fully realizing human potential.”
Michael Perino, the Dean George W. Matheson Professor of Law at St. John's, weighs in that it's unlikely Barclays will succeed in its motion to dismiss the case alleging that the bank lied to its clients about the activity of high-speed traders in its "dark pool," in part because the NY attorney general's burden of proof is much less than what would be required by federal law.
Over 100 people gathered at the Queens Campus of St. John’s University to view the film Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way on Monday, July 21 with filmmaker Donna Zaccaro. Ferraro’s legacy and impact transcends generations as witnessed by the audience, which was comprised of St. John’s students, local elected officials, residents of Queens and contemporaries of the political trailblazer.
The site of the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair—Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens—was the ideal venue for a celebration hosted by The McCallen Society on June 1, in honor of its members who graduated from St. John’s 50 years ago, in 1964.
The program responds to the need for more innovative ways to engage the branches of the Vincentian family and encourage them to work together on global, regional, and local levels to transform the lives of those living in poverty.
Andrea M. Alonso, a double alumna of St. John’s University and its School of Law, has been installed as the President of the St. John’s Law Alumni Association.
The New York Real Estate Journal recently sat down with Joseph Asselta, co-head of the construction law department at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP, for a question and answer session.
Risa Sugarman, head of the criminal investigations division at the state Department of Taxation and Finance, has been approved as the first-ever independent enforcement counsel at the state Board of Elections.

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