July 11, 2013
Christine Lewis ’13 grew up hearing a lot of stories about St.
“My parents actually met here as undergraduates,” Lewis recalled,
“so I was sort of raised in the St.
John’s spirit. That’s partly why I was so interested in coming here
to study Law.”
But it wasn’t just the family tradition that led this local Queens
resident to St. John’s School of Law – she also received a generous
Merit Scholarship, significantly reducing the financial burden of
tuition on her family. Now, just weeks after graduating, Christine
is set to begin working at a mid-size firm near Battery Park, and
she remains incredibly grateful for the financial support that
helped make it all possible.
“These years really flew by,” she said, “and I can’t tell you how
much I’ve grown while here on campus. The faculty is approachable,
fellow students are helpful and there are so many opportunities to
help you grow as a professional.”
Christine certainly took advantage of those opportunities, serving
as Notes and Comments Editor on the St. John’s Law Review
and working in the School of Law Writing Center, allowing her to
mentor her peers. In addition, she interned at both the Queens
District Attorney’s Office and the United States District
Attorney’s Office, providing her with valuable real-world
“All of these opportunities, whether on campus or through
internships, helped lead me towards landing a job,” she said. “I
especially learned a lot through Law Review, since Notes and
Comments Editor was my dream position. I was so glad to gain that
experience, and I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it.”
And after benefitting from alumni generosity through her
scholarship, Christine realizes more than ever how special St.
John’s truly is.
“It just goes to show you how much St. John’s alumni love their
experience here,” she said. “They enjoyed their education so much
that they want other students to have that same experience. As one
of those students who benefitted from such outstanding generosity,
I can tell you firsthand how very, very appreciative we are.”
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