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.
April 16, 2015
The St. John’s University Debate Society reached the top 16 of the competition held last weekend to determine the national champion in British Parliamentary style debating. St. John's joined Harvard, Yale, Brown, Morehouse College, Brandeis, and Stanford in reaching this level of competition.
April 15, 2015
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.
St. John’s University will once again be celebrating the lives of those affected by cancer through the student-driven American Cancer Society Relay for Life walkathon on Friday, April 17, where the ultimate goal is to eradicate cancer.
St. John’s University will host a presentation of the educational one-man show “The Little Flower,” which looks into the life of former New York City Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia. Starring Broadway star Tony Lo Bianco, the show depicts La Guardia, known as a great statesman and champion of the poor and under-privileged, on his last day as three-term Mayor in 1945.
St. John’s Career Center to Stage a Mock Campus Emergency for a Cross-Discipline Experiential Learning Exercise for Students
April 13, 2015
The Career Center at St. John’s University will create a mock campus emergency that will expose students to a real world scenario and bring about collaboration across multiple disciplines.
Following the recent dedication of the University’s Veterans Success Center, St. John’s has announced that its Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center, which supplies free virtual tax preparation services for low-income New Yorkers, has extended its services to allow qualifying veterans to have their taxes prepared in person by on-campus volunteers.
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.