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Co-Curricular Organizations

Criminal Justice Association

The Criminal Justice Association is an academic and social organization whose membership is open to all St. John’s University students. The main objective is to bring students into contact with the structures and procedures of the Criminal Justice System. The Association acts as an information center concerning career opportunities and job availability. It sponsors guest lectures, seminars, on-site visits and opportunities to meet and speak with practitioners in the field.

Legal Society

The Legal Society is a student organization that works to enhance the relationship of the Legal Studies Program to the legal profession by various student-organized activities such as guest speakers, presentations by alumni and publications. The Association assists students in preparing for a position as a paralegal in the greater New York area.

Co-op Education Program

The objective of this program is to provide experience in professional positions with select Criminal Justice agencies in the metropolitan area. The Program is open to Criminal Justice majors to contribute to the enrichment of educational programs by providing educationally related experience for the students.

Criminal Justice Advisory Council

The Criminal Justice Advisory Council is comprised of distinguished leaders in the police service, law, corrections and public safety administration who provide counsel to the Criminal Justice Program in the areas of curriculum development and research needs. The Advisory Council plays an important role in ensuring that the program’s curriculum is meeting the needs of the criminal justice system in the 21st century.