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.
St. John’s undergraduate Sylke Lesinski ’18C earned recognition for excellence in creative writing at the Staten Island Borough President’s Young Writers Showcase—the finale of the Young Writers Roundtable, a year-long academic program that celebrates student writers throughout the borough.
Acclaimed Trial Lawyer W. Mark Lanier to Speak at St. John’s University School of Law’s 2015 Commencement
May 4, 2015
Dean Michael A. Simons is pleased to announce that 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 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.
May 1, 2015
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.