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Meng Xu ‘16 came to St. John’s knowing that she wanted to pursue a career in intellectual property law. By the end of her first year, she had earned a strong academic record, including membership on the St. John’s Law Review. Adding to Meng’s impressive achievements, this month, Dean Michael A. Simons awarded her the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s (NYIPLA) Hon. Giles S. Rich Diversity Scholarship.
Michael Perino, the Dean George W. Matheson Professor of Law at St. John's, weighs in that it's unlikely Barclays will succeed in its motion to dismiss the case alleging that the bank lied to its clients about the activity of high-speed traders in its "dark pool," in part because the NY attorney general's burden of proof is much less than what would be required by federal law.
Religious freedom is a “fundamental right of man, reflecting his highest dignity” and “an indispensible condition for fully realizing human potential.”
Andrea M. Alonso, a double alumna of St. John’s University and its School of Law, has been installed as the President of the St. John’s Law Alumni Association.
The New York Real Estate Journal recently sat down with Joseph Asselta, co-head of the construction law department at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP, for a question and answer session.
Risa Sugarman, head of the criminal investigations division at the state Department of Taxation and Finance, has been approved as the first-ever independent enforcement counsel at the state Board of Elections.
The Hague Convention requires the prompt repatriation of children under 16 years of age who were wrongfully removed by a parent from the country in which they had been living, except in certain very limited circumstances. These few exceptions form the basis for much of the Hague Convention litigation in the United States.
For its Meet the Judges series, the New York Law Journal talked to Hon. P. Kevin Castel 72SVC, '75L, ‘04HON, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
St. John's Law is participating in New York's new Pro Bono Scholars program, where students can dedicate their final semester to pro bono work on behalf of low-income clients in exchange for early bar admission, explains Associate Academic Dean Larry Cunningham.
St. John's Law is set to launch its first online Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course. Offered by its prestigious Bankruptcy LL.M. program—the nation’s only Master of Laws in Bankruptcy—the Bankruptcy Procedure course starts August 28, 2014.

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