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November 20, 2014
Real estate investment trust Rayonier Inc. faces class-action lawsuits on behalf of shareholders claiming that the company violated federal securities laws. Professor Michael Perino weighs in on the prospects for settlement.
St. John’s Intellectual Property Law Center Hosts Inaugural Conference on Law for Intelligent Machines
November 19, 2014
Earlier this month, the Intellectual Property Law Center (IPLC) held its inaugural conference, bringing students, faculty, and leading experts together for a discussion about the legal implications of intelligent machines.
November 17, 2014
When Michał Pietkiewicz received a grant co-financed by the European Union under the European Social Fund, he was eager to find an American law school where he could spend three weeks studying the teaching, pedagogy, and daily work of its faculty. St. John's Law welcomed him as a visiting scholar.
November 13, 2014
Ranking fourth overall in the state for the July 2014 test, just behind NYU, Columbia, and Cornell, St. John’s Law continues to make strides in preparing students to pass the New York Bar Exam.
November 10, 2014
Last week, 42 law schools from across the country participated in the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development’s annual Diversity Day and Admissions Fair.
St. John's Law professors Elayne E. Greenberg, Paul F. Kirgis, and Jeff Sovern, along with their colleague from St. John's University, Yuxiang Liu, recently completed a study of consumer understanding of arbitration agreements to test the widespread assumption that consumers unwittingly agree to arbitration provisions.Their findings are set out in their article "'Whimsy Little Contracts' with Unexpected Consequences: An Empirical Analysis of Consumer Understanding of Arbitration Agreements," that is posted at SSRN.
“I’m pleased to report that, in a time of great challenge for all law schools, we are thriving. Applications are up, student credentials are up, bar passage is up, career placement is up, and alumni giving is up. In short, St. John’s Law is on the rise.” This was the heartening message that Dean Michael A. Simons shared recently with St. John’s Law alumni in his annual fall update letter.
Earlier this week, the University of Montana School of Law announced that Professor Paul F. Kirgis will be its new dean.
Sharing that “there are few subjects closer to my heart,” His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York (ret.), opened the Center for Labor and Employment Law’s 2014 Distinguished Annual Lecture titled: “Pope Francis: Where He Will Lead Us.”