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In 2011, a revitalized Career Development Office opened its doors with a mission to help St. John’s law students and graduates find rewarding work in the law and in other professional pursuits. Career development now infuses the Law School’s offerings from orientation through graduation, ensuring that students are not just getting a degree, but are actively building a path to the profession. The benefits of this approach are already evident.
Kimathi Gordon-Somers, associate director of career development and coordinator of the externship program, talks to Communications Director Lori Herz about programs and opportunities for St. John’s aspiring prosecutors.
Dr. Gempesaw addresses several topics including ensuring the success of all St. John’s students, enrollment, and the need to incorporate advanced technology in education.
With the start of the new academic year, the Center for Law and Religion has named its new student fellows for 2014-2015. They are John Boersma ‘15 and Stephanie Cipolla ’16.
The Law School’s global curriculum is designed to provide St. John’s J.D. and LL.M. students with a broad exposure to the practice of law in a transnational setting, and the opportunity to explore diverse legal systems across the globe.
Earlier this month, Mark L. Movsesian, the Frederick A. Whitney Professor of Contract Law and director of the Center for Law and Religion at St. John's Law, gave a talk on Religious Freedom for Mideast Christians: Yesterday and Today before a standing-room-only audience at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX.
The field of forensic science has grown exponentially in recent years as psychology professionals have played an increasingly important role in criminal investigations and related court testimony.
Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph.D., president of St. John's University, led a panel examining the ways that international students may help to meet the challenges facing American higher education as part of the fourth annual New York Times “Schools for Tomorrow” Conference.
"You have been selected from thousands of applicants to be here,” said Dr. Gempesaw, “based upon your accomplishments and potential to perpetuate the University's Catholic and Vincentian mission of academic excellence, faith, and commitment to service.”
Over the last two years, St. John’s Law has redesigned its externship program to give students a unique opportunity to learn the law by doing. An externship is an internship pursued for academic credit. Through externship placements in a range of public and private practice settings, students get to test substantive areas of the law as they identify and chart their career paths.

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