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.
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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.
June 6, 2016
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.
The Public Interest Center at St. John's Law oversees a range of programs and activities that promote lawyers’ professional obligation to serve those most in need.
Hon. Randall T. Eng, presiding justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, will be the Law School’s commencement speaker on Sunday, June 5, 2016.
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.
April 14, 2016
In this New York Law Journal opinion piece on New York's speedy trial rule, Associate Academic Dean and Professor of Legal Writing Larry Cunningham, a former prosecutor in Virginia and New York, responds to Joel Cohen's article "When Adjournment Requests Are Critical" (NYLJ, April 12).