As inaugural Pro Bono Scholars, three St. John's Law 3Ls spent the spring semester working full-time to help fill the wide “justice gap” that leaves many New Yorkers without the legal help they need when facing foreclosure, cuts in public assistance, eviction, and other serious legal challenges.
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In this Boston Globe Op-Ed, Professor Jeff Sovern argues for a ban on the arbitration clauses typically buried in the fine print of a credit card contract or other consumer contract.
At first blush, it read like a case straight out of Agatha Christie’s imagination. A group-owned 13th century painting of “Madonna and Child” stolen from a Geneva bank vault vanishes without a trace. After it turns up at a Sotheby's auction, adjunct professor Leila A. Amineddoleh goes to work, helping her clients regain their ownership rights in the painting.
May 19, 2015
Tobin College of Business students claim first and second place scholarships awarded by the NY Chapter of the Instiute of Internation Auditors.
May 18, 2015
With bated breath, students from The Peter J. Tobin College of Business and the College of Professional Studies waited to hear which of the 18 teams competing in the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) semi-finals would advance to the finals. And the winner is…St. John’s University!
May 13, 2015
The student-run St. John’s University School of Law Commercial Division Online Law Report launched this year as a go-to resource for commercial litigators practicing in New York. Designed as a collaborative forum, the site offers content on a range of timely topics related to the work of the Commercial Division, including articles and commentary produced by St. John's Law students, academics, practitioners and judges in the field, and other subject-matter experts.
May 11, 2015