Training in essential legal skills is critically important to any career path you choose. At St. John's, we emphasize legal writing for all students and student-run journals provide avenues for publication. Student can develop their practical legal skills through work in Clinics & Centers and Externships. In addition, students can also build advocacy skills through our dispute resolution, mock trial, and moot court teams. Our student writers and advocates have an excellent track record in national and international competitions, signaling the strength of their legal skills.
From day one at St. John’s Law, you’ll learn the fundamentals of legal analysis and you’ll gain the practical, hands-on experience you’ll need to be practice-ready at graduation.
Representing a range of practice areas and disciplines, our centers will give you direct access to leading scholars and practitioners in the field. Come and explore our:
In our in-house and partner clinics, you’ll build practical skills hands-on, doing real legal work for New York City’s most vulnerable citizens. You can choose from the:
Through our co-curricular programs, you’ll participate in team competitions that grow your dispute resolution and advocacy skills. Take advantage of these special opportunities in the local, national, and international arenas brought to you by our:
Running the gamut from the federal government to the family law firm, from the courtroom to the boardroom, and from litigation to transactional work, our externship placements take you to the center of New York City’s unrivaled legal and business community. Recent externship placements include:
Students selected to participate in any one of our invitation-only honors programs join a special community where faculty members, St. John’s Law alumni, and other experts in the field offer guidance on, and opportunities to further, your career development. Our honors programs include the:
Our student-run journals offer you an unrivaled opportunity to research, write, and become a published author while adding an impressive experience to your resume. With such a variety on hand, you’ll find a journal to match your interests among our:
With programs and alumni across the globe, St. John’s Law offers you a world of opportunities. You’ll explore the law in its global context through our:
David Sheril, Student, St. John's Law Review, Director of Writing Center
Kaitlin McTague, Student, Managing Director, Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute
Chris Rubino, Student, Editor in Chief, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review
Stephanie Zambrano, Student, Executive Director Moot Court Honor Society