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Celebrating over 90 years of excellence in legal education, St. John’s School of Law has produced lawyers who have distinguished themselves in practice, government, and the judiciary. Among our graduates are former New York governors Mario M. Cuomo and Hugh L. Carey, former Court of Appeals Judges Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, Vito J. Titone and Theodore T. Jones, and the School’s former Dean and former Court of Appeals Judge Joseph W. Bellacosa. In 2016, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo appointed Janet DiFiore as New York's Chief Judge, becoming the fifth St. John's Law Alumnus to serve on the high court. The law school plays a prominent role in the New York City legal community, imbuing all that it does with the University’s Vincentian tradition.