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.
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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.
Reuters Cites Michael Perino's Upcoming Columbia Law Review Article on Securities Class Action Fee-Setting
April 10, 2015
Professor Michael Perino's co-authored article on securities class action fee-setting, which will be published in the Columbia Law Review, was cited in a Reuters story critiquing the current system of awarding fees in securities class actions.
Putting One Foot in Front of the Other, Eugene U. Ubawike, Jr. ‘07C, ‘15L Charts His Path in the Law
April 9, 2015
Even as he closes out his time as a St. John’s Law student, Eugene U. Ubawike, Jr. ‘07C, ‘15L continues to make strides. Recently, he was named the inaugural recipient of the Basil A. Paterson Memorial Scholarship established by the National Grid Foundation.
Welcoming Quentin Williams '91 Home to Alma Mater, St. John’s Law Continues Its Conversation on Race and the Law
April 9, 2015
Sharing his life experience and insights from his new book, M. Quentin B.L. Williams '91 returned to alma mater recently to help lead the Law School's ongoing dialogue on race and the law.
The St. John’s Law community came out in force at the 19th annual Public Interest Auction, raising over $95,000 to fund public interest fellowships and other public service initiatives at the Law School.
April 6, 2015
As the investigation into a fatal wrong-way crash in Staten Island continues, Larry Cunningham -- a criminal law professor and associate dean at St. John's Law--weighs in on the possible criminal case against the car's driver.
This semester, St. John's law students are engaging with leading legal scholars from across the country in the Law School's International Law Colloquium and Intellectual Property Colloquium.
"This is the single most outrageous situation I've encountered in 33 years as a law professor," says David Gregory, Dorothy Day Professor of Law & Executive Director of the Center for Labor and Employment Law at St. John's University.
March 30, 2015
Your stockbroker is not a "fiduciary." What exactly does that mean? Christine Lazaro, director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic at St. John's Law, weighs in via a PIABA report.