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Student Services

Office of the Dean for Students

From the moment you arrive on campus for Orientation to the moment you walk across the stage at Commencement, the Office of the Dean for Students is here to support you. 

Our office oversees student life and well-being at the Law School. We offer academic advising and personal counseling, provide support for students with disabilities, and develop programs that complement the law school curriculum and enrich the student experience both in and beyond the classroom. We are here to help you thrive at the Law School and to manage any concern, conflict, or wellness challenge you may encounter during your time here.

The Office of the Dean for Students maintains connections with other resources on campus, including the Office of Residence Life, Center for Counseling and ConsultationDisability Services and the Title IX Office. We focus on issues affecting the student community and act as the primary liaison between students, faculty, the administration, and the main University. To achieve this, we host a number of student-focused events from wellness programs to presentations on academics or the bar exam. Additionally, we coordinate a robust peer-mentorship program geared to help you build community and connect to others during your time here.

We encourage all students to seek out and create opportunities to enhance their learning in and outside the classroom. Explore our healthy living programs through the Health and Wellness Office, attend workshops and trainings planned by the Office of Equity and Inclusion, or get involved in one of our many Student Organizations or our Public Interest Law Center.

We foster and open door policy and encourage students to visit our office to ask questions or share concerns affecting the Law School community. Please also feel free to contact us via phone or email:

Kimathi Gordon-Somers
Assistant Dean for Students
718-990-5489
[email protected]

Zachary Piper
Student Services Coordinator
718-990-2191
[email protected]

Public Safety

St. John’s University Department of Public Safety provides safety and security services to our community 24 hours per day, every day of the year. We work together with our partners on and off campus to create and maintain a safe and secure learning environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. 

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Writing Center

The Writing Center is staffed by some of the Law School's best writers. These Writing Consultants are passionate about writing, have a sharp eye for detail and are always willing to help. 

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External Scholarships

Provides a good starting point in your search for outside funding of your legal education.

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Office of the Dean for Students

St. John's University School of Law
Belson Hall Room 4-58
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Phone: 718-990-6600 
Fax: 718-990-6699

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