A Manhattan federal judge's use of a rare writ to void a former Merrill Lynch assistant's guilty plea for lying in the "squawk box" securities fraud case may have been a valid exercise in sympathy, but according to Professor Larry Cunningham, prosecutors would have opened the floodgates to more culpable defendants had they let the judge's decision stand.
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May 21, 2015
These luncheons allow Retiree Association members to reconnect and maintain their ties with the St. John’s University family.
Administrators, faculty, and staff were honored at the 2015 Employee Recognition Convocation on for their exceptional service in advancing St. John’s mission.
May 19, 2015
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 18, 2015
May 13, 2015
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.