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.
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.
The St. John’s Law community came out in force at the 19th annual Public Interest Auction, raising over $95,000 to fund public interest fellowships and other public service initiatives at the Law School.
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.
"This is the single most outrageous situation I've encountered in 33 years as a law professor," says David Gregory, Dorothy Day Professor of Law & Executive Director of the Center for Labor and Employment Law at St. John's University.
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.
As allegations that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted and endangered his post in Afghanistan intensify, Professor Jeffrey K. Walker weighs in on the likely outcome of the case given the sacrifices made to free Bergdahi from captivity under the Taliban.
March 24, 2015
Eric James '11C received the award for best oral presentation in neuroscience at the 2014 national meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), held this past October in Los Angeles, CA.
From Crain's New York: Continuing to Buck National Trends, St. John's Law is Making Strides Along Measures That Matter Most
March 23, 2015
With a bold new strategic plan in place, St. John's Law is making strides with unprecedented alumni giving, a relentless focus on career development, and impressive outcome measures.