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Dean Michael A. Simons and the Law School family mourn the passing of an extraordinary man and a generous benefactor of St. John’s Law, Jerome R. Belson ’48L, ’80HON. He was 90 and died peacefully of natural causes.
The Law School’s Center for Law and Religion has appointed two student fellows for 2015-2016: Stephanie Cipolla '16 and Christina Vlahos '17.
Christopher Atlee F. Arcitio ‘17 has earned Cole Schotz P.C.’s 2015 Diversity Scholarship Award in recognition of his determination to pursue a career in law and ongoing effort to support other minority students in the same pursuit.
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.

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