The Law School’s Frank S. Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute ended its 2014-2015 mock trial competition season with an impressive record that included four championships and two visits to nationals. Along the way, five of its student advocates earned individual awards for their outstanding trial skills.
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April 30, 2015
The Law School’s graduating class of 2014 had an impressive 90% overall employment rate, as measured by the American Bar Association last month. Marking a steady upward trajectory over the last few years, this was a 4% increase from 2013 and places St. John’s fourth in the state, right behind NYU, Columbia, and Cornell, on this key success measure.
April 30, 2015
“Public defenders saved my life,” Juan Roberto Meléndez-Colón shared with first-year St. John’s Law students during a talk he gave in Dean Michael A. Simons’ Criminal Law class this week. Meléndez spent 17 years, eight months, and one day on Florida’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit.
April 28, 2015
With the sun shining and just the right amount of nip in the springtime air, runners and walkers—along with some adorable canine companions—took to the pavement around St. John’s Queens campus for the Law School’s annual Vets and Pets Charity 5K.
There was much to celebrate at the Carey Center’s annual reception: The inaugural Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award; the successful launch of the intersession Lawyering course for 1Ls; and the successes of the student-focused Dispute Resolution Society.
April 24, 2015
The new PBS series 'Wolf Hall' is drawing criticism for its portrayal of St. Thomas More. "The message, for religious liberty," says Professor Mark L. Movsesian, director of the Center for Law and Religion at St. John's, "is not a congenial one."
After a very successful year in external competition, the St. John’s Law Moot Court Honor Society now ranks 17th in the nation out of a competitive field of 180 law schools.
Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam and St. John’s Law Students Discuss the Hands-On Work of Promoting Economic and Social Justice
April 22, 2015
When Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, came to campus last week, she met with students to discuss their clinic work and research in the area of economic and social justice.
April 17, 2015
The Department of Labor has unveiled its much-anticipated rule proposal extending a fiduciary standard to brokers and advisors providing investment advice to clients on retirement accounts. Professor Christine Lazaro, director of the Law School's Securities Arbitration Clinic, weighs in on the proposed new standard.
April 15, 2015
Throughout its history, the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development has offered a forum for illuminating and discussing critical issues of racial, economic, and social justice. This year, the student-run publication of the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development proudly celebrates its 30th anniversary.