James A. Croft, Esq.

Associate Professor
Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security
James Croft is the Director of the Legal Studies Program on the Queens Campus and is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Homeland Security. Prior to joining St. John’s, James worked as a corporate restructuring and bankruptcy attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. James is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and graduated from St. John’s University School of Law, magna cum laude, where he was an editor of the St. John’s Law Review. James teaches Introduction to Legal Studies, Legal Research and Legal Writing, and his research interests include corporate bankruptcy and restructuring and undergraduate legal education.

Teaching Interests

Legal Analysis, Legal Writing, Legal Research

Research Interests

Undergraduate Legal Education, Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy

Courses Taught

CRJ
3113
PENAL LAW
HCS
1002
LEGAL ISS ORGANIZATIONAL SEC
HCS
1006
SECURITY CONCEPTS & ORG LDRSHP
HCS
1010
INTRODUCTION TO INTELLIGENCE
LES
1004
LITIGATION PRACTICE (CIVIL)
LES
1005
PRACTICUM FOR THE PARALEGAL
LES
1006
ADV PRACTICUM FOR PARALEGAL
LES
1013
BANKRUPTCY & DEBT-CRED PRACTIC
LES
1015
LEGAL ETHICS
LES
1017
PATENTS TRADEMARKS & COPYRIG
LES
1100
INTRO TO LEGAL STUDIES
LES
1101
LEGAL WRITING
LES
1102
LEGAL RESEARCH
LES
1104
INDEP STUDY: TOPICS LEGL STUD