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Online Student Center 

Learning and Wellness Resources

On this page you can find information and resources available to students for academic achievement and wellness while in law school. 

Here’s a resource list for law school specific contacts in Student Services; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Academic Support, and more.

Access the Wellness Guide for Law Students

If you would like to contact Student Services or Academic Support, you can find our contact information here.

Academic Accommodation Tip Sheet (Spring 2023)

Bar Exam Accommodation Tip Sheet (2023)

University Resources

  • St. John’s students have access to telehealth mental health services through the St. John’s Center for Counseling and Consultation. You can schedule appointments and find more information here.
  • St. John’s also provides support through Wellness Education. Visit their page for resources about stress relief, staying connected, and more.
  • Campus Recreation is offering a number of fitness classes and wellness resources!

Library Resources and Textbook Access

Mental Health Support

  • Thriving Campus: Students can search for an off-campus mental healthcare provider filtering by criteria, such as map-based location, practice areas, availability of telehealth appointments, and insurance plan coverage.
  • ABA for Law Students: Mental Health Essentials
  • 5 Self-Care Apps for Lawyers and Law Students
  • For St. John’s students who have relocated to other states and may have difficulty reaching the St. John’s telehealth program, there are many other programs available to lawyers and law students. You can find resources on the ABA Directory of Lawyer Assistance Programs.
  • ULifeline: an online resource dedicated to mental health issues. It also has an emergency hotline.

Tech Support 

The best way for students to resolve technical issues is to go to This link provides self-help articles for common problems. If you cannot resolve the problem, click Raise a Ticket. A helpdesk ticket will be created and a tech support representative will reply as soon as possible. Please remember that responses will be delayed on nights and weekends.

We also recommend that you bookmark and review:

Additional Resources

This page will provide helpful information to you in your off-campus housing search. In reviewing this information, please note that St. John’s does not endorse any specific property, neighborhood, landlord, website, or realtor.

For a comprehensive listing of housing options, please visit


The address of the Queens campus is 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439.


A helpful website and app is Citymapper. This website will give you NYC public transportation directions and estimated travel times between two addresses.

For Apartment Listings

The following is a listing of external scholarship and writing competition opportunities. While not exhaustive, this list can provide a good starting point in your search for outside funding of your legal education. Many scholarships can be found through the AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank.


Added 5/11/2023

  • 2023 Intellectual Property Law Section Diversity Committee, Miriam Maccoby Netter Scholarship (July 10, 2023)

Added 4/20/2023

  • NYSBA Animal Law Committee Writing Competition (July 7, 2023)

Added 3/27/2023

  • 2023 Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition (Jun. 12, 2023)

Added 3/3/2023

  • 2023 Cole Schotz P.C. Diversity Scholarship Program(Jul. 1, 2023)

Added 2/10/2023

  • 2023 Brandeis Association Scholarship Fund(May 12, 2023)

Added 11/10/22

  • Terry Bryant Law Firm Law School Scholarship (Jun. 1, 2023)


2023 Brandeis Association Scholarship Fund
The Brandeis Association is proud to announce that this year we will be awarding three (3) scholarships of $5,000 for the 2022-2023 school year:

  • Jerome M. Ginsberg Scholarship
  • Hon. Moses M. Weinstein Scholarship
  • Hon. Charles J. Thomas and Liliane Thomas Scholarship

Only one application is necessary for all three scholarships. Scholarships will be presented at our Brandeis Association Scholarship Fund Event on June 11, 2023.

Scholarship Eligibility: Jewish law students who live in Queens County or attend law school in New York City, or attend Pace Law School, Touro Law School, or the Maurice A. Deane School of Law and who are 2L or 3L at the time of application.

Only online applications shall be accepted this year no hard copies of the application shall be mailed to the committee.

Application and submission directions

Application deadline: May 12, 2023

Terry Bryant Law Firm Law School Scholarship
The accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant is proud to announce the availability of a $2,500 scholarship to be awarded to a student who has been accepted to or is currently enrolled in an ABA- or AALS-accredited law school. We believe that attorneys can be agents of change and advocates for those who deserve a voice. We’ve centered our practice around this philosophy, and we’re hopeful that tomorrow’s lawyers will continue this mission.

The Terry Bryant Law School Scholarship is available to all future or current law school students, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Applicants must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.0 and must be currently attending or planning to enter a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

Information and submission directions

Award: $2,500

Application deadline: June 1, 2023

2023 Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition
The Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) is sponsoring this Writing Competition to encourage law students who are interested in careers in customs and international trade law. The topic is an in-depth analysis of a current issue relevant to customs and international trade law.

Who is Eligible
Entrants must be enrolled in a J.D. or L.L.M. program at any of U.S. law school during the 2022-23 school year.

For any questions related to the competition, please email the faculty advisor, Professor Kathleen Claussen at  [email protected]

Information and submission directions

Award: $1,000 First Prize; $500 Second Prize

Application deadline: June 12, 2023

2023 Cole Schotz P.C. Diversity Scholarship Program
Cole Schotz P.C. is committed to the advancement of diverse law students. Fostering diversity in the legal profession contributes to the quality of the profession and strengthens our ability to serve our clients and communities. As part of Cole Schotz’s continuing commitment to diversity equity and inclusion in the legal community, we have created the Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship.

The Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship is open to a second-year, full time law student in good standing. Consideration is given to the candidate’s academic achievement, involvement in community service, social justice activities, demonstrated leadership abilities and advancement of diversity in the legal profession. (These values are weighted collectively; no one value is predominate). The recipient will receive a one-time $10,000 scholarship.


To be eligible for the Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant must be a full-time student in good standing who will complete his/her first year of law school at an ABA accredited Law School by July 1, 2023 and who will commence his/her second year in the summer or fall of 2023.
  • The applicant must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 at either his/her/their undergraduate school and law school. If your grades have been a challenge in law school, we invite you to explain why.
  • The applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States or permanent resident of the United States of America as well as attend an ABA accredited law school in a state where Cole Schotz’s offices are located: Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York or Texas.
  • The applicant must not be the recipient of another diversity scholarship award.

Information and submission directions

Award: $10,000

Application deadline: July 1, 2023

NYSBA Committee on Animals and the Law Writing Competition
The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Committee on Animals and the Law is sponsoring its 2023 Student Writing Competition. Law students are invited to submit to the Committee an article concerning any area of Animal Law. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other professionals practicing or otherwise involved in animal law. The first-place winner will receive $1,000 and a certificate of achievement. The second place winner will receive $500 and a certificate of achievement. The third and fourth place winners will receive a certificate of recognition. All winners’ submissions will be eligible for publication in the Committee’s “Laws & Paws” publication, at the Committee’s discretion.

Information and submission directions

Award: $1,000 and $500

Application deadline: July 7, 2023

2023 Intellectual Property Law Section Diversity Committee, Miriam Maccoby Netter Scholarship
The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 Intellectual Property Law Section Diversity Committee, Miriam Maccoby Netter Scholarship, established by The Foundation through a gift from the Intellectual Property Law Section of The New York State Bar Association. Current first year (1L), entering their second year in the fall; and second year (2L) law students, entering their third year in the fall; are encouraged to apply. The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the 2023-2024 academic year who has an interest in intellectual property. The goal of the scholarship is to increase the diverse representation of lawyers in the practice of intellectual property law.

The scholarship has been established to honor and recognize former long-time member and leader of the Intellectual Property Law Section, Miriam “Mimi” Maccoby Netter, for her singular and extraordinary contributions that have brought about the section’s success and growth.

The Intellectual Property Law Section Miriam Maccoby Netter Scholarship

The scholarship, valued at $5,000, will be awarded to one (1) student enrolled on a full-time basis during the 2023-2024 academic year in a law school in the State of New York.

1.     The recipient will receive a waiver of CLE programming fees for NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section CLE programs during 2023 and 2024 (transportation and lodging costs will not be covered).

2.     The scholarship recipient will be announced August 2023.

3.     The recipient will be selected by a committee comprised of representatives from The New York Bar Foundation and the NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section.


1.     The scholarship is open to all current first year (1L) and second year (2L) students who are enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the 2023-2024 academic year.

2.     The student must have attained a 2.5 or equivalent GPA in law school.

Information and submission directions

Award: $5,000

Application deadline: July 10, 2023

All St. John’s School of Law students are provided with complimentary WestLaw accounts.  WestLaw is a wonderful tool for doing online research and also gives you access to the Academic TWEN pages.  You will receive your WestLaw account information and TWEN registration key before your first day of class. 

Instructions for Accessing TWEN

TWEN is an online system where professors will create special course webpages where students can find assignments, access course materials, and submit assignments. TWEN can only be accessed via using the Westlaw TWEN Key Number You will receive a personal TWEN Key Number before or at your Orientation.  For questions about your TWEN Key Number, please contact Sheila Aronson: [email protected]. To register your password go to and click “REGISTER” and follow the steps.  You will receive a confirmation message and a follow up email.

Once you have registered for TWEN, you will need to add your classes to your TWEN “My Courses” listing as follows:

  1. Click on the TWEN link at the top of the screen, it is located on the grey strip.
  2. Click on Add a Course.
  3. Put a check mark next to the classes you are enrolled in and hit submit at the bottom of the screen. The course will now be added to your TWEN homepage. You will only have to follow these instructions one time. If you have any questions regarding the TWEN procedures, please call customer support at 1-800-850-WEST or contact our St. John’s Westlaw Account Manager, Estee Waxman at [email protected]  Please note, not all of your courses will have TWEN pages set-up, so please do not worry if you don’t find one for a particular class.  Your professor will notify you if there is a TWEN page for your class.

Additional information on Registering for and using TWEN can be found here.


Some professors may use Canvas (a learning management system) instead of TWEN. To learn how to use Canvas, please take Canvas the student training course.

West Study Aids Platform – Free for All Students!

West Study Aids Platform – Free for All Students!

This resource puts study aids of all kinds at your fingertips: videos, audio recordings, outlines, law summaries, and practice supplements.

How to access these great materials and create a personal account:

  • Easy Option 1: Users can access all of the material on the platform through the library by using the SJU single sign-on
  • Easy Option 2: Create an individual account to the platform and tailor it to your needs. Creating a West Academic account allows you to annotate, save favorites, listen to audio lectures, download titles for offline access, and more. Here’s how:
  1. Go to
  2. Click ‘Create an Account’ in the upper right-hand corner.  Follow the prompts.
  3. Once you create an account you will be automatically logged into West Academic
  4. Verify your email address one of two ways:
  • If you are already logged in, click on your name in the upper right-hand corner and click My Account. Enter your school or work email address under “My School/Organization” Click “Check for Materials” and check your email for a verification link.
  • The next time you log in you will be prompted to confirm your email. Enter your school email address and check your email for a verification link.

Once you have verified your email address you can access all the content available in your subscription and you can log-in independently from your school’s network.

West Academic eBook Resources

  • You have access to 15% off print and electronic casebooks purchased through with code SJULAW.
  • Purchases directly from will continue through the end of the fall semester, even in the event of unexpected shifts to online instruction. For resources purchased or rented through other online or local resellers, West Academic will also provide digital access to our titles with proof of purchase or rental. Please be sure to retain proof of purchase or rental to ensure continued access!
  • The University offers Health Insurance. You can find more information on University Health Plans.
  • Though the student plan is often the most cost-effective option, you may also have insurance options through the New York City public exchange program. You can find more information on this option at GetCoveredNYC.
  • From the ABA on obtaining health insurance after your student plan expires:
    1. ABA Insurance created a new landing page on specifically tailored to law student insurance needs.
    2. The page includes an FAQ of the most asked student health insurance questions and, probably most importantly, a phone number (1-855-967-0415) they can call to talk to an expert about their insurance needs.
    3. The Law Student Division and ABA Insurance presented a free webinar intended to help students navigate the complexities of health insurance coverage.
    4. The Law Student Division aggregated much of this information and published it, along with the webinar video, in a Before the Bar article.

St. John’s Law Student Emergency Fund

The St. John’s Law Student Emergency Fund was founded thanks to generous contributions from the St. John’s Law family. This fund aims to support students who are facing short-term financial emergencies. Applications are open to St. John’s Law students currently enrolled in classes. 

You can apply for assistance now by completing the online application HERE.

Financial support will be offered to help cover unexpected and necessary student expenses. These needs may include (but are not limited to) funding for food, emergency medical expenses, technological needs to enable participation in classes and assignments, emergency travel due to illness or bereavement, or funding for course materials not otherwise available. Applications are available through the link below, and the committee will aim to respond to applicants within three business days. Only completed applications will be considered. If the committee asks for additional information or documentation, we ask that you respond to that request in a timely manner. Please be sure to check your St. John’s email regularly, as this is the account that will receive all official communications regarding the St. John’s Law Student Emergency Fund.  

Please remember that the committee will work diligently to support students and find solutions to the varied challenges presented. But though the need is great, funds are limited. We want to help as many students as we can, and to accomplish that we ask that everyone be thoughtful and sincere about your requests. Everyone applying for support should also continue to pursue all other available options, including applying for emergency loan assistance through the Office of Student Financial Services which can be reached at [email protected]

If you are struggling with other non-financial challenges, please remember that the University continues to offer many forms of support. You can access the Center for Counseling & Consultation remotely by filling out this form. And you can always reach out to our law school Student Services team by emailing [email protected].

Thank you to AccessLex for their generous contribution of $25,000 to our Student Emergency Fund.