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In 2011, a revitalized Career Development Office opened its doors with a mission to help St. John’s law students and graduates find rewarding work in the law and in other professional pursuits. Career development now infuses the Law School’s offerings from orientation through graduation, ensuring that students are not just getting a degree, but are actively building a path to the profession. The benefits of this approach are already evident.
Kimathi Gordon-Somers, associate director of career development and coordinator of the externship program, talks to Communications Director Lori Herz about programs and opportunities for St. John’s aspiring prosecutors.
With the start of the new academic year, the Center for Law and Religion has named its new student fellows for 2014-2015. They are John Boersma ‘15 and Stephanie Cipolla ’16.
The Law School’s global curriculum is designed to provide St. John’s J.D. and LL.M. students with a broad exposure to the practice of law in a transnational setting, and the opportunity to explore diverse legal systems across the globe.
Earlier this month, Mark L. Movsesian, the Frederick A. Whitney Professor of Contract Law and director of the Center for Law and Religion at St. John's Law, gave a talk on Religious Freedom for Mideast Christians: Yesterday and Today before a standing-room-only audience at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX.
Professor David L. Gregory weighs in on N.F.L Commissioner Roger Goodell's mishandling of the Ray Rice ban and similar personal conduct issues plaguing the league.
The Bronx District Attorney's Office has hired 54 new assistant district attorneys, including five St. John's Law graduates from the Class of 2014.
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown has announced the appointment of 21 new assistant district attorneys for Fall 2014.
Over the last two years, St. John’s Law has redesigned its externship program to give students a unique opportunity to learn the law by doing. An externship is an internship pursued for academic credit. Through externship placements in a range of public and private practice settings, students get to test substantive areas of the law as they identify and chart their career paths.
St. John’s Law has always been committed to helping its students become successful professionals with rewarding careers. In the last several years, as the legal market has changed, the Law School has renewed this commitment with a strategic initiative to improve outcomes for its students along the measures that matter most to them: bar passage and employment.

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