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On Sunday, June 7, 2014, the Law School’s 249 J.D. candidates and 57 LL.M. candidates convened at Carnesecca Arena for Commencement Exercises.
As inaugural Pro Bono Scholars, three St. John's Law 3Ls spent the spring semester working full-time to help fill the wide “justice gap” that leaves many New Yorkers without the legal help they need when facing foreclosure, cuts in public assistance, eviction, and other serious legal challenges.
On Saturday, May 16, 2015, over 200 students from 14 area Catholic schools and their families came together at St. John’s Law for the 13th annual Catholic Middle School Mock Trial Program.
On May 5, 2015, Pierre Georges Bonnefil ’88 was appointed a Chevalier in the French Légion d’Honneur by the Republic of France. Established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Légion d’Honneur is France’s highest award and one of the most prized distinctions in the world.
“Public defenders saved my life,” Juan Roberto Meléndez-Colón shared with first-year St. John’s Law students during a talk he gave in Dean Michael A. Simons’ Criminal Law class this week. Meléndez spent 17 years, eight months, and one day on Florida’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit.
With the sun shining and just the right amount of nip in the springtime air, runners and walkers—along with some adorable canine companions—took to the pavement around St. John’s Queens campus for the Law School’s annual Vets and Pets Charity 5K.
The SJU community celebrated Relay For Life’s 10th year at St. John’s by raising $114,223 to support the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) efforts to combat the disease.
Students from the International Communication program visit and study in Cuba after lift on travel restrictions.
Timed to coincide with the opening of the 2015 BIG EAST Men’s Basketball tournament, the event highlighted its member schools’ dedication to serving the needy in their local communities.

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