The Department of Labor has unveiled its much-anticipated rule proposal extending a fiduciary standard to brokers and advisors providing investment advice to clients on retirement accounts. Professor Christine Lazaro, director of the Law School's Securities Arbitration Clinic, weighs in on the proposed new standard.
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April 15, 2015
Throughout its history, the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development has offered a forum for illuminating and discussing critical issues of racial, economic, and social justice. This year, the student-run publication of the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development proudly celebrates its 30th anniversary.
The arrival of the information age has brought along with it a heightened need for fraud prevention and education. In response to the growing demand for individuals with fraud examination skills who can help organizations in fraud detection and deterrence, the Tobin College of Business at St. John’s has taken steps to strengthen fraud education at the College by partnering with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The Anti-Fraud Education Partnership makes it easy for Universities around the world to provide their students with expert anti-fraud training through the use of world-class educational tools and resources and workshops.
Reuters Cites Michael Perino's Upcoming Columbia Law Review Article on Securities Class Action Fee-Setting
April 10, 2015
Professor Michael Perino's co-authored article on securities class action fee-setting, which will be published in the Columbia Law Review, was cited in a Reuters story critiquing the current system of awarding fees in securities class actions.
Following the recent dedication of the University’s Veterans Success Center, St. John’s has announced that its Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center, which supplies free virtual tax preparation services for low-income New Yorkers, has extended its services to allow qualifying veterans to have their taxes prepared in person by on-campus volunteers.
Students, faculty, and administrators joined diplomats, community leaders, and scholars for a two-day conference that explored the economic and social ramifications of rising Hispanic immigration to the United States.
April 6, 2015
As the investigation into a fatal wrong-way crash in Staten Island continues, Larry Cunningham -- a criminal law professor and associate dean at St. John's Law--weighs in on the possible criminal case against the car's driver.
This semester, St. John's law students are engaging with leading legal scholars from across the country in the Law School's International Law Colloquium and Intellectual Property Colloquium.
March 31, 2015
March 30, 2015
Your stockbroker is not a "fiduciary." What exactly does that mean? Christine Lazaro, director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic at St. John's Law, weighs in via a PIABA report.