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The St. John’s Law community mourns the loss of Lorraine Rittenberg ’92HON, wife of the late Bernard Rittenberg ‘88HON, and mother of Suzanne Dyer ’88. The Rittenberg Library at St. John's Law is named in their honor, as a enduring testament to their generous support of the Law School.
“This is a humanitarian crisis,” says Jennifer Baum, director of the Child Advocacy Clinic. “Our clinic represents children whose repatriation would place them at risk of abuse, neglect, or abandonment in their home country."
Ranking fourth overall in the state for the July 2014 test, just behind NYU, Columbia, and Cornell, St. John’s Law continues to make strides in preparing students to pass the New York Bar Exam.
Last week, a team from St. John’s Moot Court Honor Society made history when it became the first New York law school team ever to reach the final round of the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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