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James M. Furey Sr., Esq. ’51C, ’57L took advantage of every opportunity he could to succeed as a student at St. John’s University and as a respected litigator in the field.
The nationally respected dispute resolution and procedural justice scholar Donna Shestowsky, a professor of law and Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar at UC Davis, will receive St. John’s 2016 Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award. The $5000 annual award honors scholars whose published empirical research has furthered the advancement and understanding of the values and skills of dispute resolution.
Americans seem to have a growing obsession with true-life crime mysteries. In this article originally produced by the AFP (Agence France-Presse), Associate Dean Larry Cunningham, a former prosecutor and a professor of criminal law, weighs in on the roots of this cultural phenomenon.
Caroline Fish ’18 knows that people don’t always make the connection between her past social work career—she’s an LMSW—and her current pursuit of a JD. But the connection becomes clearer when she describes her “unexpected, but overwhelmingly rewarding” path to St. John’s Law.
Last week, the St. John’s Law community came together for the second annual Day One Dialogues: Fear and Freedom. Participants broke into small groups facilitated by student volunteers, where they discussed mass shootings and terrorism in America and the implications for immigration policy, gun control legislation, and religious tolerance.
Later this month, a team from St. John’s Moot Court Honor Society will compete for the distinction of "best of the best" at the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship at the University of Houston Law Center.
The New York State Senate has confirmed St. John's Law alumna Janet DeFiore '81 as New York's chief judge.
The New York Times published a letter from Professor Jeff Sovern recently on debt collection and arbitration.
A recent federal court decision could bolster the Washington Redskins’ legal case to keep the registered trademarks to their name. Professor Jeremy Sheff, director of the St. John's Intellectual Property Law Center, weighs in on the implications of the ruling, which struck down part of a law that let the government reject trademarks it deemed offensive or disparaging to others.

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