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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. 

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.

Law School Academic Accommodations Tip Sheet (Spring 2024)

Bar Exam Accommodation Tip Sheet 2024-2025

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

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

Several wonderful former 1L students have generously prepared The 1L Survival Guide: A one-stop resource for students, by students. 

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 5/9/2024

  • Law Office of Jae Lee Immigrant Student Scholarship (May 20, 2024)
  • The Robin Mangazer Tizon Memorial Law Scholarship (May 20, 2024)
  • NYSBA Antitrust Law Section Annual Law Student Writing Competition (May 30, 2024)
  • Aspiring Personal Injury Lawyer Law Student Scholarship (May 30, 2024)
  • Georgelis Law Scholarship Award (May 31, 2024)
  • The Katzman Lampert & Stoll Aviation Law Scholarship (May 31, 2024)
  • The Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Fund (Jun, 30, 2024)
  • Cole Schotz P.C. Diversity Scholarship Program (Jul. 1, 2024)

Added 4/22/2024

  • 2025 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship (June 14, 2024)

Law Office of Jae Lee Immigrant Student Scholarship
At the Law Office of Jae Lee, we regularly represent clients in matters related to immigration. As a first-generation immigrant himself, Attorney Jae Lee understands the struggles that many families face and the difficulties they may encounter as they work to establish lives in the United States. Fortunately, there are many opportunities available for immigrants, and by pursuing education and job opportunities, they can not only support themselves and their families, but they can integrate into American society, participate in the community, and live happy, successful lives.

To ensure that immigrants can pursue educational opportunities, our firm has created a scholarship program that provides assistance to first or second generation immigrants from low-income families. 

Who Is Eligible for the Immigrant Student Scholarship?
With our scholarship program, we provide assistance to immigrant students who have a demonstrated need, helping them cover some of the costs of a college education. Students may apply for the scholarship if they meet the following requirements:

  • The student must be either a first or second generation immigrant living in the United States.
  • The student’s family must be considered to be low-income, with an annual household income of less than $50,000.
  • The student must be currently enrolled in or accepted for admission to a college, university, or graduate program.
  • The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their most recently completed academic semester.

Application and submission directions

Award: We award one student with a scholarship of $1,000 each semester, which may be used to help pay for tuition or other educational expenses, such as books, supplies, or room and board.

Application deadline: May 20, 2024

The Robin Mangazer Tizon Memorial Law Scholarship 
NFALA Foundation scholarship awards are given to law students who demonstrate exceptional aptitude for the study of law and strong commitment  to serve or contribute to the Filipino-American community as future leaders in  the legal profession. The Robin Mangazer Tizon Memorial Law Scholarship was  established to honor Robin’s memory and support talented law students who  embody her spirit and commitment to service.

For 2024, our scholarship recipient will receive a $2,000 stipend to support an  internship or project that focuses on causes that Robin supported or in which she  was significantly involved.

Eligibility & Criteria
NFALA Foundation scholarships are made available, on a competitive basis, to  students who: a.) will be enrolled in a Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.),  or Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) at an accredited U.S. law school for the  2024-2025 academic year, and b.) will be either interning for an organization or  have begun work on a project (visual work, research or article) whose purpose  aligns with the causes and work that Robin supported or that her family and friends have continued in her memory. Robin was a staunch supporter of the  rights of immigrants, social justice, and service to the Filipino American  community. She was involved in the music and creative arts communities. Her  sisters and her friends continue to raise money to support research and raise  awareness of ovarian cancer.

Fall 2024 first time law school enrollees should submit a statement from your law  school certifying that you are a law degree candidate enrolled at least part-time.

The NFALA Foundation strongly encourages applications from applicants reflecting diverse cultural and experiential backgrounds, people with disabilities and of diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, work  experiences, national origins, sexual orientations and ages.

Application and submission directions

Award: $2,000

Application deadline: May 20, 2024

NYSBA Antitrust Law Section Annual Law Student Writing Competition

Eligible articles must be written by a currently- enrolled or graduating student at a New York State Law School or by a New York State resident at any ABA-accredited law school outside of New York State.

Eligible papers include notes, comments and articles and should generally be 20-30 pages in length, with footnotes. In no event may papers exceed 50 pages, with footnotes.

Eligible papers may address any topic of general interest to the to antitrust law community, including topics relating to civil and criminal antitrust law, competition policy, consumer protection and international competition law.

Jointly prepared papers are not eligible.

Application and submission directions

Award: The winner will be announced in Fall 2024. The first place winner will receive a check for $5,000.

Application deadline: May 30, 2024

Aspiring Personal Injury Lawyer Law Student Scholarship
Mattiacci Law is dedicated to empowering aspiring personal injury lawyers in their pursuit of excellence in the legal field. We are thrilled to introduce the "Aspiring Personal Injury Lawyer Law Student Scholarship," a prestigious award valued at $2,500. This scholarship aims to extend financial support to law students who have a genuine passion for becoming personal injury lawyers and are committed to making a positive impact in this area of law. Our goal is to assist future legal professionals in overcoming potential challenges they may face during their academic journey.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for the Aspiring Personal Injury Lawyer Law Student Scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student in an accredited law college or university in the United States.
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must be pursuing a law-related degree with a specific focus or interest in personal injury law.
  • Must possess a sincere desire to become a personal injury lawyer and make a positive impact in this field.
  • Must comply with IRS rules to qualify for the tax-free benefits of the scholarship.
  • Employees and affiliates of Mattiacci Law are ineligible.

Application and submission directions

Award: $2,500

Application deadline: May 30, 2024

Georgelis Law Scholarship Award
Georgelis, Larsen & Sabatino Injury Law Firm, P.C., as part of its continuing commitment and dedication to, and support of, our local, state and national communities, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Georgelis, Larsen & Sabatino Injury Law Firm, P.C. Scholarship Award. The annual $1,500.00 scholarship will be awarded to the most deserving incoming or present law school student.

Georgelis, Larsen & Sabatino Injury Law Firm, P.C. recognizes that the increasing cost of graduate education can be a deterrent for those seeking to become a productive part of our society’s legal profession. We believe that no student, with the passion and vision to enrich the practice of law, should be denied this opportunity. The American judicial systems are the best in the world, and the need for moral, ethical, principled and hard-working attorneys to promote and sustain these systems and maintain their integrity is of paramount importance.

Students must be currently enrolled in, or preparing to attend imminently, a law school within the United States for the 2024 Fall academic term.

Application and submission directions

Award: $1,500

Application deadline: May 31, 2024

The Katzman Lampert & Stoll Aviation Law Scholarship
There will always be a need for passionate, skilled lawyers willing to fight for the victims of aviation related crashes and disasters. Clients who have suffered an air-related injury or loss are particularly vulnerable, and the compassion and ability of their legal representatives can go a long way toward binding up their wounds and achieving justice on their behalf.

The aviation law firm of Katzman Lampert & Stoll is deeply interested in helping students who have an interest in aviation focused law to receive a quality legal education and pursue the career they desire, in spite of any financial challenges they may face.

To that end, we are proud to administrate the Katzman Lampert & Stoll Law Scholarship.

$2000 One-Time Scholarship awarded annually based on the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in law school and continue to be enrolled in the following academic year, or be applying to law school for enrollment in the following academic year.
  • Applicants must have an interest in, or a desire to pursue, a career in aviation-focused law.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application and submission directions

Award: $2,000

Application deadline: May 31, 2024

2025 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work.   Since 2008, we are proud to have awarded 34 diversity scholarships.

With this in mind, we are delighted to announce that the 2025 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship application is now available!  We will award three scholarships to three rising 2L law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2024. Recipients will be awarded a minimum six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2025 in one of our Firm’s offices. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $20,000, to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses, which will be paid in two disbursements, conditioned on the following:

·       $10,000 will be awarded after the completion of a 2L summer associate clerkship, and
·       $10,000 will be awarded upon acceptance of an associate position and graduation from law school.

The application process is open to all law students of any race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military service, disability, or any other characteristic or condition protected by applicable law, enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school.

We consider all applications and consider the following factors in applicants:

1.    Have completed their first year of a full-time JD program with an anticipated graduation date of 2026 at the time of application. 
2.    Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their communities and/or in the legal profession.
3.    Academic and leadership achievements.
4.    Obstacles or challenges (financial or otherwise) encountered in advancing career objectives.
5.    Life experiences that have shaped values (including a commitment to DEI) and professional goals.
6.    A desire to practice in a large law firm.
7.    Candidates may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm.

Students of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, persons 

Application and submission directions

Award: $10,000

Application deadline: June 14, 2024

The Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Fund
The Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Fund, Inc. is accepting applications for its annual scholarships. The Scholarship Fund was established to promote diversity within the legal profession by providing scholarships to law students from ABA-accredited law schools who can demonstrate contributions or a commitment to the Puerto Rican and Latino community.

Applicants must be enrolled in the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year and demonstrate financial hardship.

Scholarships towards the legal education of applicants will be awarded based on one or more of the following factors:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Community Involvement
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion within the Legal Profession
  • Financial Need

In order to be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must also evidence one of the following connections to New York or New Jersey:

  • Resident of either the State of New York or State of New Jersey.
  • Enrolled in an ABA Accredited New York State Law School.
  • Stated commitment to work in New York State after completing their law school education.

Application and submission directions

Award: $10,000

Application deadline: June 30, 2024

Cole Schotz P.C. Diversity Scholarship Program
Cole Schotz P.C. is committed to the advancement of diverse law students. i  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.

Eligibility Requirements

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 their first year of law school at an ABA accredited Law School by July 1, 2024 and who will commence their second year in the summer or fall of 2024. 
• The applicant must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 at either their undergraduate school and law school.  If your grades have been a challenge in law school, we invite you to explain why.  Please provide a copy of ranking or transcript for schools that are not on a 4.0 scale. 
• The applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States or a 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 will not (or has not accepted) a diversity scholarship from another law firm.

Application and submission directions

Award: $10,000

Application deadline: July 1, 2024


All professors use Canvas (a learning management system) for course information. To learn how to use Canvas, please take Canvas the student training course. Canvas provides an easy-to-use clean layout allowing instructors to quickly set up course content and tools efficiently while students navigate course sites and submit work.


All St. John's School of Law students are provided with complimentary Westlaw accounts. Westlaw is a tool for conducting legal research. It also gives you access to TWEN, a platform that hosts some webcourses and student organization information. You will receive your Westlaw registration code during your first semester at St. John's Law.

For questions about Westlaw registration contact the law library reference team at [email protected]

Instructions for Accessing TWEN

TWEN is a platform within Westlaw that hosts some websources and student organization information. Most faculty and student organizations use Canvas, but a few remain on TWEN. Once you have registered your Westlaw account, you can access TWEN via

If you have a class that is using TWEN for its webcourse, you will need to add your classes to your TWEN "My Courses" listing as follows:

  1. Log into Westlaw at
  2. Click on the TWEN link at the top left side of the screen.
  3. Click on Manage Courses, then select Add a Course.
  4. Click "Add" next to the courses you are enrolled in.
  5. Click on Add a Course.
  6. If you have any questions regarding TWEN , 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. 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.



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 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 the West Academic Study Aid Collection.
  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.