Students majoring in Legal Studies at St. John's learn from
nationally and internationally respected scholar-practitioners with
extensive professional experience and connections at all levels of
the criminal justice and law enforcement fields
Thanks to the connections of our faculty, hundreds of for-credit
internship opportunities are available for eligible juniors and
seniors. These internships offer insight into the inner workings of
some of the world’s top government agencies, while allowing
students to develop skills and gain experience that greatly
increase their marketability in today’s competitive job market.
Legal Studies majors may apply for the
NYPD Cadet Program. Available to students in their second year
at St. John's, the program — in partnership with the New York City
Police Department — offers extra tuition assistance, internships in
police precincts and other preparation for careers in the
nation's premiere police department.
Students gain an academic and professional edge by joining any
of the more than 180 student
clubs, organizations and honor societies at St. John's,
- Legal Society: Offers guest speakers,
publications and presentations by alumni leaders in the law
- Criminal Justice Association: Brings students
into contact with the structures and procedures of the criminal
justice system and provides information about career
opportunities and job availability.
- Lambda Epsilon Chi: National honor society for
Legal Studies majors.
- The College of Professional Studies Honor
Society: Recognizing undergraduates who demonstrate
academic excellence and involvement in campus, church or community
- Alpha Phi Sigma: The Alpha Epsilon Rho Chapter
of this criminal justice honor society.
All St. John's students benefit from the University's many
outstanding facilities and resources. Computer laboratories contain
sophisticated PC and Mac workstations with a full range of the
latest academic software packages. In addition, all new
students receive their own wireless laptop computer.
High-tech classrooms and lecture halls feature sophisticated
multimedia equipment. Lounges and quiet study areas enhance the
research experience in our 1.7 million-volume University Library.
The 127,000-square-foot D’Angelo Center, the new
University and Student Center, features high-tech classrooms,
lecture halls, a Starbucks Café, full service food court as well as
lounges and study areas.
Students take advantage of St. John’s location in dynamic
New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to
employers and other professional and educational resources
throughout the New York area. Students make New York their
classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.
Students also benefit from St. John's focus on an international
academic experience. The University offers extensive study abroad
courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer
semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome,
Italy, campus and Paris,