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This fall, the entering 1L class at St. John’s Law included 14 recipients of the full-tuition Ronald H. Brown Scholarship.
The Ron Brown Center has received a $125,000 Access Group grant that will be used to strengthen and expand the Center’s signature pipeline initiative: The Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program for College Students.
Leading scholars in the fields of law, religion, politics, and ethics came together at St. John’s Law for a Constitution Day symposium on “Religious Freedom Today.”
Participants in the Summer 2016 Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program for College students came together earlier this month for a closing ceremony celebrating their success in the flagship pipeline program of the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights.
This summer, rising 2L Nia Bronner has returned to the Law School's Ronald H. Brown Prep Program as a teaching assistant. “It’s important to me to be part of the program this summer because this is my community,” she says. “I want all 21 students I work with as a teaching assistant to become lawyers one day. I want them to know that they belong in the legal profession and in law school."
The Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development welcomed Professor Cecil J. Hunt, II to St. John's recently as the journal's inaugural author-in-residence. Professor Hunt spent the afternoon talking to students and faculty about his scholarly work on the subject of "racialized mass incarceration" in the United States.
“If I didn’t go to St. John’s,” said Joseph De Jesus ‘16C, “there’s no chance I would end up getting accepted to Harvard.”
Last week, a record 50 law schools from across the country and 60 college students and graduates from the metropolitan area participated in the 2015 Diversity Day and Admissions Fair hosted at St. John’s Law by the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights.
More than 400 members of the St. John’s community came together recently for a talk by bestselling author, civil rights lawyer, and social activist Bryan Stevenson on “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference.” The event was co-sponsored by the Ronald H. Brown center for Civil Rights and Economic Development, and was part of a set of special events that continued the Law School's vital conversation on race, justice, and the law.
Thirty-nine college sophomores and juniors from across the country gathered in celebration at St. John’s School of Law on July 29 to mark their completion of a selective summer program that prepares underrepresented students to pursue a degree in the field.