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On Monday, September 21, 2015, the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development will proudly present a talk with acclaimed author, speaker, and public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson on American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference.
Christopher Newton '13, an attorney with Queens Legal Services Corp. and an alumni of the Law School's Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic, was on hand for a recent press conference called by NYC council members to raise awareness of banks' refusal to properly consider loan modifications for homeowners facing foreclosure, and the banks' failure to send representatives with authority to negotiate to court-run settlement conferences. Newton's client, Maria Patronas, spoke about her experience.
"The key for trial lawyers is to work backwards, knowing what they're going to have to prove." Dean Larry Cunningham, a former prosecutor, shares practical tips on jury instructions in this Law 360 article.
Thirty-nine college sophomores and juniors from across the country gathered in celebration at St. John’s School of Law on July 29 to mark their completion of a selective summer program that prepares underrepresented students to pursue a degree in the field.
Recognizing the importance of excellent classroom teaching, St. John’s Law hosted a training for new and returning adjunct faculty last week led by Associate Academic Dean and Professor Larry Cunningham.
Now in its 10th summer, St. John's Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program for College Students encourages students from traditionally underserved groups—who are often the first in their families to attend college— to apply to law school and pursue legal careers.
Marketers love to work in the space where business challenges and opportunities meet. So it’s no wonder that Trent Anderson is thrilled to join St. John’s Law as Assistant Dean for Marketing Communications at a time of unprecedented change in legal education.
Chanel Briggins '16 is the recipient of the 2015 NYIPLA Hon. Giles S. Rich Diversity Scholarship.
“St. John’s Law has opened the door to so many opportunities for me to pursue my dream of advocating for children,” Amanda Carter says. “I’ll enter the profession with a range of legal skills, with work experience, and with real insight into my career path. I’m very grateful for that.”
Kaitlin Decker '17, who left ESPN recently to study law full-time at St. John’s, says that most people find it hard to understand how her dual interests in sports journalism and the law can successfully co-exist. But it’s not hard for her to make the connection.