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“In all of your diversity, you represent the richness that is New York City and that is the St. John’s Law family,” Dean Michael A. Simons said in welcoming the incoming 1L class during orientation.
"Capitalism lifts standards of living — but regulated capitalism keeps us well enough to enjoy a higher standard of living," says St. John's Law Professor Jeff Sovern in this op ed from the New York Times DealBook.
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."
On Thursday, June 16, 2016, the St. John’s Law community came together in celebration at the Law School's 90th Anniversary Gala at the Waldorf Astoria New York, a very special event to benefit current use student scholarships.
Caitlyn O’Neill '16 recognized a milestone moment that needed to be captured. Taking the lead, she gathered some of her classmates for a special graduation day photo. Like her, most in the group had participated in the Law School’s appellate or trial advocacy programs. And many had worked in local prosecutors’ offices as student externs or clinicians. Come this fall, they’ll all share the same professional title—Assistant District Attorney.
244 J.D. candidates and 46 who received LL.M. degrees at the Commencement exercises, held June 5 on the Queens campus
On Sunday, June 5, 2016, a crowd of 3000 family and friends was on hand at Carnesecca Arena to welcome Christina Nguyen ‘12CPS, ‘16L and the entire Class of 2016 into the St. John's Law alumni family.
St. John’s Law offers students a wide range of opportunities to build essential lawyering skills hands on. Among them are the co-curricular Moot Court Honor Society and Frank S. Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute (PTAI), where students learn appellate and trial advocacy, respectively, in competitions at the Law School and across the country.
On Saturday, May 14, 2016, over 200 students from 13 area Catholic schools, and their families, came together at St. John’s Law for the annual Catholic Middle School Mock Trial Program. Celebrating its 14th year, and co-hosted by St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School in Westbury, the program was sponsored, for the fourth year in a row, by the Long Island law firm of Duffy & Duffy, through the generosity of Managing Partner Michael Duffy `94.