Queens, New York
4L, Evening Program
Frank Cavanaugh has proven that there are
no limits for part-time evening students at St. John’s
Originally from Queens, Frank Cavanaugh knew he wanted to one
day practice law in New York. His road to get there, however, could
have gone in any number of directions. He applied to several
schools in the area, but none could offer the opportunities that he
found at St. John’s.
“St. John’s was the best combination of quality and flexibility.
One of the great things about being in the evening program is that
you still are very connected to the law school community as a
“I can’t say enough about the quality of education I’m getting
at St. John’s. I feel very prepared to go out into the world and
practice law. A huge part of that is the people here are very down
to earth. They’re very approachable. Nobody here feels as though
they’re too good to devote time to you.”
A big draw for Frank was St. John’s well-known evening program.
Since he had to work during the days while he attended law school,
the evening program was the perfect solution. However, what he
didn’t know was how involved part-time evening students were in the
law school community.
He has taken that level of involvement to great heights, as he
serves as Editor-in-Chief of the St. John’s Law Review.
“Being editor-in-chief of the law review has been a great
experience and is a tremendous responsibility. It gives me a great
sense of pride. I manage about 60 people and together we work to
put out six issues a year. It’s totally student run. It’s been a
fantastic opportunity for me. It really does help shape how I will
be as a manager in the real world. I’d encourage anybody to go for
Frank has already accepted a job with Skadden, Arps, Slate,
Meagher & Flom, one of the largest law firms in the world. The
preparation he’s received at St. John’s, in his opinion, has been
second to none.
“One of the great things about the firms that recruit at St.
John’s is that they have many different practice areas. I had never
really thought about corporate bankruptcy. St. John’s has a great
bankruptcy program. I took my first class with Professor Warner,
whom I can’t say enough about. He really turned me on to the area,
and it turns out Skadden has a great bankruptcy practice. So I feel
that’s the perfect choice for me.”
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