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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.
Presiding over his first Commencement as President of St. John’s, Conrado "Bobby" Gempesaw, Ph.D., encouraged students to say 'Thank you,' to their parents, teachers, and all those who guided them on their journey.
Law enforcement analysts are calling for numerous changes to the way police are trained in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore and the fatal police shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina.
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.
Associate Academic Dean Larry Cunningham, a former prosecutor, is one of several legal experts weighing in on the likelihood of a retrial in the high-profile Etan Patz murder case in New York.
In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, responding to "The Medical Bill Mystery" by Elisabeth Rosenthal (May 3, 2015), Professor Jeff Sovern suggests that medical bills should be governed by New York's law on “Requirements for Use of Plain Language in Consumer Transactions.”
The Law School’s graduating class of 2014 had an impressive 90% overall employment rate, as measured by the American Bar Association last month. Marking a steady upward trajectory over the last few years, this was a 4% increase from 2013 and places St. John’s fourth in the state, right behind NYU, Columbia, and Cornell, on this key success measure.

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