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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.
This summer, four undergraduates begin teaching and conducting research overseas as 2014 Fulbright award recipients.
The Hague Convention requires the prompt repatriation of children under 16 years of age who were wrongfully removed by a parent from the country in which they had been living, except in certain very limited circumstances. These few exceptions form the basis for much of the Hague Convention litigation in the United States.
The program recognizes the changes that “big data” has brought to virtually every industry.
To kick off PARTICIPATE ’14—a St. John’s initiative to promote political engagement—the University will offer a free public screening of the documentary feature Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way at its Queens campus this month.
St. John's Law is participating in New York's new Pro Bono Scholars program, where students can dedicate their final semester to pro bono work on behalf of low-income clients in exchange for early bar admission, explains Associate Academic Dean Larry Cunningham.
St. John's Law is set to launch its first online Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course. Offered by its prestigious Bankruptcy LL.M. program—the nation’s only Master of Laws in Bankruptcy—the Bankruptcy Procedure course starts August 28, 2014.
Melissa Mowry, Ph.D., associate professor of English, received the 2013–14 James L. Clifford Prize for her article, “Past Remembrance of History: Aphra Behn’s The Widdow Ranter, or How the Collective Lost Its Honor.”
Over 200 students, scholars, and adoption activists from around the country assembled at St. John’s to explore the challenges of adoption.
The entire St. John’s University community extends a warm welcome to our new president, Conrado "Bobby" Gempesaw, Ph.D., who began his tenure July 1.

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