At first blush, it read like a case straight out of Agatha Christie’s imagination. A group-owned 13th century painting of “Madonna and Child” stolen from a Geneva bank vault vanishes without a trace. After it turns up at a Sotheby's auction, adjunct professor Leila A. Amineddoleh goes to work, helping her clients regain their ownership rights in the painting.
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May 13, 2015
On May 5, 2015, Pierre Georges Bonnefil ’88 was appointed a Chevalier in the French Légion d’Honneur by the Republic of France. Established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Légion d’Honneur is France’s highest award and one of the most prized distinctions in the world.
Darryl Gibbs ’00 to Receive New York City Bar Association’s 2015 Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award
May 13, 2015
Next month, the New York City Bar Association will present its Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award to Darryl Gibbs ’00.The award recognizes the critical role attorneys play in initiating and sustaining change within their organizations and in the New York legal community.
The student-run St. John’s University School of Law Commercial Division Online Law Report launched this year as a go-to resource for commercial litigators practicing in New York. Designed as a collaborative forum, the site offers content on a range of timely topics related to the work of the Commercial Division, including articles and commentary produced by St. John's Law students, academics, practitioners and judges in the field, and other subject-matter experts.
Associate Academic Dean Larry Cunningham, a former prosecutor, is one of several legal experts weighing in on the likelihood of a retrial in the high-profile Etan Patz murder case in New York.
May 6, 2015
In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, responding to "The Medical Bill Mystery" by Elisabeth Rosenthal (May 3, 2015), Professor Jeff Sovern suggests that medical bills should be governed by New York's law on “Requirements for Use of Plain Language in Consumer Transactions.”
W. Mark Lanier, acclaimed trial lawyer and founder of the Lanier Law Firm, will be the Law School’s 2015 commencement speaker. Lanier will also receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from St. John’s.
The LL.M. in International and Comparative Sports Law at St. John’s University School of Law will re-launch for the 2015-2016 academic year as the LL.M. in International Sports Law Practice.
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.
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.