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As legal education and the business landscape in China continue to expand, St. John’s Law has taken steps to forge strategic alliances with some of the country’s premier law schools.
Last week, 42 law schools from across the country participated in the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development’s annual Diversity Day and Admissions Fair.
Business Insider profiles Jonathan Yi '14, who served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps for four years, including two tours in Iraq. Yi is now an Assistant District Attorney in the appeals bureau of the Queen's County District Attorney's Office.
St. John's Law professors Elayne E. Greenberg, Paul F. Kirgis, and Jeff Sovern, along with their colleague from St. John's University, Yuxiang Liu, recently completed a study of consumer understanding of arbitration agreements to test the widespread assumption that consumers unwittingly agree to arbitration provisions.Their findings are set out in their article "'Whimsy Little Contracts' with Unexpected Consequences: An Empirical Analysis of Consumer Understanding of Arbitration Agreements," that is posted at SSRN.
“I’m pleased to report that, in a time of great challenge for all law schools, we are thriving. Applications are up, student credentials are up, bar passage is up, career placement is up, and alumni giving is up. In short, St. John’s Law is on the rise.” This was the heartening message that Dean Michael A. Simons shared recently with St. John’s Law alumni in his annual fall update letter.
Sharing that “there are few subjects closer to my heart,” His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York (ret.), opened the Center for Labor and Employment Law’s 2014 Distinguished Annual Lecture titled: “Pope Francis: Where He Will Lead Us.”
Earlier this week, the University of Montana School of Law announced that Professor Paul F. Kirgis will be its new dean.
Looking for a place to stay on your next trip? There’s Airbnb. Need a ride downtown? Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar can get you there. Care to let the world know what you’re doing at any given moment? You can Tweet, Pin, and post to your heart’s content. As widely reported in Forbes, The New York Times, and other news outlets recently, the sharing economy is here and is on the rise.
On October 23-26, 2014, St. John’s Law hosted its annual Peter James Johnson ‘49 National Civil Rights Trial Competition. Sixteen teams from law schools across the country competed in the tournament, trying a civil rights case in front of panels of prestigious judges and practicing attorneys.
This fall, the Intellectual Property Law Center welcomes its inaugural class of Intellectual Property Honors Scholars. They are Olivia Cheung ’17, Amanda Hoffman ’17, and Alyssa D’Antonio ’17.

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