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Honors Programs

For students with a strong interest in real estate law, the Institute’s Real Estate Honors Program and Real Estate Fellowship Program provide selected students with a unified program of academic and pre-professional instruction designed to prepare them for rewarding careers in all areas of real estate law.

Real Estate Law Honors Program.  The St. John’s Law Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law Honors Program (the “Real Estate Honors Program”), offers partial or full tuition scholarships, and/or additional stipends to fund pre-professional and academic pursuits, to selected entering St. John’s Law students (“Real Estate Scholars”) who have a strong interest in real estate law, including real estate development, finance or investment.  Scholarship and stipend amounts are awarded based on individual merit. Real Estate Scholars meeting the retention standards for the Real Estate Honors Program will be guaranteed admission to the Mattone Institute Real Estate Fellowship Program as rising 2Ls (but shall not be obligated to enroll in that program). 

Real Estate Law Fellowship Program.  The St. John’s Law Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law Fellowship Program (the “Real Estate Fellowship Program”), provided through the Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law (the “Mattone Institute”), offers an outstanding educational and pre-professional experience for selected 2L and 3L St. John's Law students ("Real Estate Fellows") who have a strong interest in real estate law, including real estate development, finance and investment.  The Real Estate Fellowship Program provides to each Real Estate Fellow an annual tuition stipend of $5,000, and, potentially, additional funds to pursue academic and pre-professional activities, which awards are incremental to any other scholarship monies.  The Mattone Institute provides Real Estate Fellows with a unified program of academic and pre-professional instruction designed to prepare them for rewarding careers in real estate law, including real estate-focused externship, mentoring and clinical programs.  Real Estate Fellows will be linked with the Mattone Institute’s strong network of alumni and connections in the real estate industry, and will participate in, and assist with, Mattone Institute networking events, conferences, seminars and continuing legal education programs.  Real Estate Fellows will be given preferential access to limited-enrollment real estate law electives.  The Mattone Institute’s Director and a dedicated Career Development Counselor with expertise in real estate career options will work closely with the Real Estate Fellows as they make decisions regarding curriculum, publications, internships, externships, and long-term career planning.