Many employers contact the Career Development Office seeking St. John's graduates with practice experience. To expedite the hiring process for both employers and candidates, the Career Development Office keeps resumes on file of graduates who are seeking new employment opportunities. When an employer who needs a candidate immediately contacts the Office, those candidates with the appropriate experience level and type are contacted to see if they would like us to forward their resume to that particular employer.
If you would like your resume on file with the Career Development Office for this purpose, please forward it with the subject "Alumni Referral Program" to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni Job Postings
Job listings are available to alumni on a password-protected Web site, Symplicity, on the same day that they are posted by the Career Development Office. St. John’s obtains job listings from law firms, corporations, public interest organizations, government agencies, and other organizations seeking St. John’s graduates. Alumni are also provided with passwords to access the career related portions of Lexis and Westlaw. For questions about this service, or for further instructions, please contact our office at email@example.com.
Career Development Technology for Alumni
Alumni have access to on-line job postings through the Career Development Office’s Symplicity site. Alumni also have access to the LexisNexis Career Library. Graduates should contact the Office to obtain passwords for each site.
Alumni have free access to Westlaw’s career-related databases for one year after graduation, and should use their student ID to continue accessing the site. Alumni can also use the Public Service Jobs Directory free of charge, and can use the Emplawyernet site for a discounted rate.
Loan Repayment Assistance Program
The St. John’s University School of Law Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) provides financial assistance to qualified Law School graduates from the Class of 2003 on who work in public interest or government positions.Through LRAP, the Law School aims to:
- Enable graduates to select their employment without being precluded from public interest or public service options because of financial impossibility.
- Encourage St. John’s law graduates to choose public interest and public service careers.
Awards are made in the form of a loan of up to $2,000 per participant, per year, for up to three years, to assist in the repayment of the participant’s law school educational loans. The loans awarded under LRAP will be forgiven one year from the date of issuance, provided that the graduate has remained in qualified employment for that year. Graduates have 3.5 years from the date of their graduation, or completion of a judicial clerkship, in which to apply for LRAP.
To apply for LRAP, please complete the 2013-14 LRAP Application and return it to:
Public Interest Center
St. John's School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439