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Prosecution Clinic

What We Do

Offered in partnership with the Bronx, Nassau, Queens, and Suffolk District Attorneys' Offices, the full-year Prosecution Clinic allows students to experience the criminal justice system at work – not just by observing, but by prosecuting real cases. Working under the supervision of assistant district attorneys, clinic students handle all aspects of criminal prosecutions, from arraignments to motion hearings and trials.

Public Interest Center

What We Do

Established in 2010, the Public Interest Center supports and builds on St. John's Vincentian mission by sponsoring programs and initiatives that promote lawyers’ professional obligation to serve those most in need. We aim to increase the public interest ethos at the Law School and create and expand public interest opportunities for students.


Refugee and Immigrant Rights Litigation Clinic

What We Do

The Refugee and Immigrant Rights Litigation Clinic is a full-year litigation clinic offered in partnership with the Immigration Legal Services Department of Catholic Charities in New York City. Under the supervision of senior attorneys, students represent immigrants – many refugees and asylees – in proceedings at the administrative level and the appeals level. Students also represent children who were victims of abuse or neglect in their home countries in both family and immigration court.


Securities Arbitration Clinic

What We Do

The Securities Arbitration Clinic is part of the St. Vincent de Paul Legal Program, Inc. It is a one-semester clinic staffed by second and third-year law students who help represent under-served investors in securities arbitration claims before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  Typical claims involve misrepresentation, unsuitability, unauthorized trading, excessive trading (aka churning), and failure to supervise.


The Applied Finance Institute

What We Do

The mission of the Applied Finance Institute is to promote the activities of the Tobin College that are related to the practice of finance for the benefit of our finance students. The Institute will provide a focal point, encouraging an applied and experiential learning environment, relevant to the practice of finance, in order to prepare Tobin finance students for successful careers.


University Writing Center

What We Do

Our mission at the University Writing Center is to collaborate with writers across disciplines, levels of experience, and backgrounds at St. John’s. We consider it our role to foster the diversity of writers and writing practices represented within our University community. Our philosophy is guided by a commitment to social justice and to the cultivation of equitable learning environments for people of all linguistic, racial, cultural, and gender identities. We work with all writers to develop and strengthen their critical thinking, rhetorical awareness, written expression, and writing processes.  


Veterans Success Center

What We Do

The mission of the St. John’s University Veterans Success Center (VSC) is to support student veterans at St. John’s University in their pursuit of higher education.

The Center assists student veterans with successful transitioning from military service to University life through networking opportunities, resources, community service, and advocacy. The VSC aims to foster an environment honoring military service and improving the quality of their University experience.

Vincentian Center for Church and Society

What We Do

The Vincentian Center for Church and Society (VCCS) at St. John’s University has deep roots in the Catholic Church…While many of the Center’s activities link the University to local communities and the Church of Metropolitan New York, its reach extends to numerous national and international projects.