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Academic Success Center

What We Do

The College’s Academic Success Center (ASC) was developed to provide academic support to enhance student success in the various programs offered by the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  Tutoring services are provided for discipline-specific courses that may not be available through the services provided by University Learning Commons.  Academic support is made available either in-person or virtually in an inviting and collaborative environment that encourages, promotes, and fosters independent learning skills


Bankruptcy Advocacy Clinic

What We Do

The Bankruptcy Advocacy Clinic is a full-year clinic offered in partnership with Legal Services NYC (LS-NYC), the largest U.S. organization exclusively devoted to providing free civil legal services to low-income people. LS-NYC has neighborhood offices in every borough of New York City.


Center for Bankruptcy Studies

What We Do

The Center for Bankruptcy Studies is home to all of the Law School's bankruptcy initiatives, including the nation's leading Bankruptcy LL.M. program, the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, the Bankruptcy Law Society, and the Bankruptcy Fellowship Program. The Center offers a wide range of programs for students, faculty, alumni, and practitioners throughout the year.

Center for Gifted Education

What We Do

The Center for Creativity and Gifted Education is committed to understanding and encouraging high level achievement of diverse learners, with a particular focus on the urban context. This Center emphasizes developing school-based enrichment programs for creative and gifted students. The Center is working toward developing global dialogue in gifted education through collaborations with and funding from other institutions worldwide.

Center for Global Business Stewardship

What We Do

The Center for Global Business Stewardship at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business -- in recognition of the importance of responsible management of the globe’s resources -- has at the core of its mission a commitment to promoting rigorous research, sponsoring conferences and symposia, and creating or maintaining global academic programs all focused on business ethics, CSR, sustainability, and innovative social business models.  To do so effectively, the Center engages in initiatives for faculty and student development while cultivating global partnerships with schools of business and organizations (for-profit and not-for-profit) worldwide. 

Center for Global Development

What We Do

The Center for Global Development serves as a center for research on issues regarding international development. Drawing upon its network of international specialists as well as its own faculty, staff, and researchers, the activities promoted and offered by the Center include the M.A. in Global Development and Social Justice, intensive certificate programs, internships, and conferences and symposia, as well as joint ventures and projects with other organizations.

Center for International and Comparative Law

What We Do

The St. John’s Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) promotes the study of international and foreign legal systems as a means for addressing pressing global problems. The Center is a place where students, scholars and practicing lawyers come together to address how globalization affects the practice of law, and how the law can be deployed to address emerging global challenges. Through the broad range of curricular offerings, study abroad programs offered by the Office of Transnational Programs, experiential learning opportunities, and the participation of students in scholarly work, the Center helps prepare students for practice in a globalizing legal profession, using litigation, transactional, and regulatory advisory skills. 

Center for Labor and Employment Law

What We Do

The School of Law’s Center for Labor and Employment Law is a forum where students, practitioners and scholars come together to explore the practice and theory of labor and employment law. Central to the Center’s mission and offerings is the importance, and sanctity, of doing good work in the world. The Center strives to show students, by engagement and example, that they can be successful practitioners who also give back to their communities.

Center for Psychological Services

What We Do

The St. John’s University Center for Psychological Services was established in 1986 with the dual mission of providing psychological services to community residents and training opportunities for graduate psychology students in the University’s Clinical and School Psychology programs.

Center for Race and Law

What We Do

Understanding American law requires an understanding of the impact of race, established in 2022 under the leadership of St. John's Law Professor Renee Nicole Allen, the Center for Race and Law provides opportunities for students, academics, practitioners, and community members to examine race and engage in idea exchange about its intersection with the law through lectures, symposia, dialogue, and scholarship. It also promotes learning and broad engagement through social media and coordinates the Law School’s race and law resources and curriculum.

Center for Student Success

What We Do

The Center for Student Success is a one-stop hub of resources for first-year students, inclusive of academic and career advising, academic achievement resources and tutoring, mentoring and other first-year transition programs.

Our dedicated team seeks to initiate and maintain an on-going relationship with students focused on achieving success at St. John’s University both inside and outside of the classroom.

  • St. Augustine Hall (University Library), Room 104

  • Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. *Note the university is closed on Fridays 5/31 through 8/2

  • 718-990-5858
  • [email protected]

Center for the Study of Insurance Regulation

What We Do

The Center for the Study of Insurance Regulation, established in 2013, enhances awareness of The Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (GSRM) as a center for thought leadership in the field of insurance by creating a forum for candid discourse on the subject of insurance regulation among business leaders, lawmakers and other government officials, educators and others involved in developing and implementing public policy affecting the business of insurance in the U.S. and globally

Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy

What We Do

The Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy is home to students, faculty, alumni, and friends interested in advocacy of all forms: civil and criminal; trial and appellate; federal, state, and global.  Current students can take advantage of our innovative curriculum, participate in our nationally-ranked trial advocacy and appellate advocacy co-curriculum programs, and network with our faculty and alumni.  Alumni and friends can benefit from our forthcoming CLE and advanced training programs.

Child Advocacy Clinic

What We Do

The Child Advocacy Clinic (CAC) is part of the St. Vincent de Paul Legal Program.  It is  a 4-credit, one-semester, in-house clinical program available to students who have successfully completed their 1L year.  The Clinic handles a variety of legal matters relating to children including Family Court abuse, neglect, custody and guardianship cases; immigration removal proceedings and status applications; foster parent fair hearings, education and disability advocacy; international child abduction cases under the Hague Convention; and more.

Cyber Security Center of Academic Excellence

What We Do

The St. John’s University Cybersecurity Center is the central point of information with respect to the multidisciplinary research, education, training, and practice in the field of Cybersecurity.  This university-wide center has been created with the vision to provide current and future St. John’s students with Cybersecurity program guidance and general information, as well as to promote collaboration and interaction with other students, faculty, and programs within St. John’s University and the Cybersecurity community as a whole.