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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. 

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.

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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 3/27/2023

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

Added 3/24/2023

  • Robin Mangaser Tizon Memorial Scholarship (Apr. 28, 2023)
  • LGBT Public Interest Scholarship Program (Apr. 28, 2023)
  • Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship (May 1, 2023)
  • Mike Eidson Law Student Scholarship (May 1, 2023)
  • Trial Advocacy Law Student Scholarship (May 1, 2023)
  • Leesfield Law Student Scholarship (May 1, 2023)

Added 3/14/2023

  • Bronx County Bar Association Academic Scholarships (Mar. 24, 2023)

Added 3/3/2023

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

Added 2/10/2023

  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) LMJ Scholarship (Apr. 3, 2023)

Added 2/10/2023

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

Added 2/9/2023

  • 2023 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship (Apr. 7, 2023)
  • Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship(May 1, 2023)

Added 1/9/2023

  • Trial LawHER Scholarship (May 1, 2023)

Added 11/30/2022

  • MAX by AccessLex Hannah R. Arterian Memorial Scholarship(Apr. 30, 2023)

Added 11/10/22

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

Bronx County Bar Association Academic Scholarships
The Bronx County Bar Association is proud to announce that for the academic year commencing September 2023, we will again award the Hon. Peggy Bernheim Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $6,000 and the Craig Lensch Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $6,000.

These scholarships are available to eligible, deserving first and second year law students, or third year law students expecting to graduate in May or June 2023 who are domiciled in Bronx County. The scholarships will be presented at our Annual Dinner on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the Marina del Rey. Recipients MUST attend the Dinner to receive their award.

Information and submission directions

Award: $6,000

Application deadline: March 24, 2023

Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law Writing Competition
The Competition is intended to encourage and reward writing on the subject of real property law by St. John’s Law students, and to foster additional scholarship and interest in this area. Entrants must be enrolled as J.D. or L.L.M. students at St. John’s University School of Law in good standing at the time of the submission and at the time of the selection of a winner. To be eligible for submission, a paper must be the student’s original writing on a topic relating to real property or land use law.  “Real property or land use” shall be interpreted broadly to include related areas such as, inter alia, environmental, finance and banking law, if the paper topic has significant implications for real property or land use law.

Information and submission directions

Award: The winner will receive: (i) a $500 cash prize, (ii) recognition via the Mattone Institute’s newsletter and social media platforms, and (iii) assistance and support from the Director and other relevant members of the Law School administration and faculty for the publication of the winning paper in relevant law reviews and journals. No representation or warranty is made that any winning article will in fact be published in one or more publications.

Application deadline: March 31, 2023

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) LMJ Scholarship 
The LMJ Scholarship is a diversity pipeline program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students. The scholarship is open to women and diverse students who have: been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school on a full-time basis; an outstanding or promising academic record; an interest in corporate law; demonstrated community service and leadership qualities; a financial need; and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The LMJ Scholarship grants scholarships of $10,000 to students for their first year of law school. In addition to financial support, LMJ scholars are connected with peers, alumni, and mentors, who are available to provide professional support, such as guidance on addressing academic or personal obstacles that arise over the course of their legal careers.

Who Is Eligible To Apply?

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Proof of acceptance into an ABA-accredited U.S. law school for a full-time Juris Doctorate Program (Fall 2023)
    • (NOTE: LLM students, part-time students, and students pursuing dual degree programs are ineligible.)
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher 
  • 2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form
    • (NOTE: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students with an issued social security number must submit a completed FAFSA form. DACA students who were not issued a social security number must provide proof of DACA status in lieu of the FAFSA form.) 
  • An interest in corporate law, including an interest in working in a corporate law department and/or law firm
  • An interest in diversity, equity and inclusion

Demonstrated community service and leadership qualities

Information and submission directions

Award: $10,000

Application deadline: April 3, 2023

Trepp Education Segment Scholarship
The Trepp Education Segment is accepting applications for the inaugural Trepp Inc. Education Segment Scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have a minimum 3.4 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Must be a full-time citizen of the United States
  • Must be a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student (2023-2024 academic year)
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • Must intend to pursue a career in commercial real estate with a focus on studying in qualified fields

Information and submission directions

Award: Scholarship(s) are up to $10,000 USD for tuition and will be awarded based on merit.

Application deadline: April 7, 2023

Trepp Future CRE Leaders Awards Program
Through the TreppEducation segment, the Future CRE Leaders Awards program is designed to recognize outstanding and innovative individuals who are looking to make an impact in the commercial real estate sector upon graduating from their studies.


  • May 2023 graduation candidate
  • Major, minor, concentration, OR relevant internship/work experience in:
    • Real estate with a demonstrated interest in commercial real estate (CRE)
    • Finance (Real estate emphasis)
  • Letter of recommendation (encouraged, not required)
  • Self-nominate or nomination from a professor or industry participant

Information and submission directions

Selected Leaders Will:

  • Have a profile on Trepp's widely-read blog, TreppTalk
  • Be featured in a Top Leaders List for the Mid-Year Magazine with CRE Direct

Application deadline: April 7, 2023

2023 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship
The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship. Established in 2004 by the law firm, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., the scholarship will be awarded to a law school student who excels in legal writing and advocacy skills. Previous winners of this scholarship have gone on to hold positions at law firms such as Cravath and Cadwalader, and as in-house counsel at organizations including Cancer Genetics, Inc. and NY Arc. An essay that displays excellence in legal writing and advocacy skills must be submitted for consideration of this scholarship. The scholarship is valued at $5,000 and will be awarded to one (1) student. The scholarship will be applied to the student’s tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The scholarship is open to all second-year (2L) students as of spring 2023 semester enrolled in a law school in the State of New York.

Information and submission directions

Award: $5,000

Application deadline: April 7, 2023

Women Economic Developers of Long Island Madelyn Orsini Award
The Madelyn Orsini Award is presented annually to a female student who demonstrates the values of the WEDLI organization by her commitment to leadership and community service on Long Island.

Applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Nominated by an active member of WEDLI or by a faculty member at the applicant’s attending university or college;
  • Have a future career goal focused on promoting economic growth and development on Long Island;
  • Currently resides in Nassau, Suffolk, Kings (Brooklyn) or Queens County;
  • Attends an institution of higher education in Nassau, Suffolk, Kings (Brooklyn) or Queens County; and
  • Successfully completed two years of undergraduate coursework or one year of graduate coursework.

WEDLI members are not eligible for the award; family members are eligible.

Information and submission directions

Award: The annual award is a minimum amount of $1,000 and can be awarded to one or more recipients.

Application deadline: April 14, 2023

Robin Mangaser Tizon Memorial Scholarship
The Robin Mangaser Tizon Memorial Law Scholarship is sponsored by the NFALA Foundation in collaboration with FALA New York. Robin was a beloved wife, daughter, sister and proud Filipina-American lawyer. Throughout her life, Robin devoted herself to advocacy of many causes, including Filipino veterans’ rights, adolescents with cancer, and immigrants’ rights. She also had musical talent and a fine eye for design, enlivening any event with her singing, dancing, and keyboard skills. After overcoming stage III ovarian cancer at the age of 23, Robin achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer, graduating from Rutgers School of Law-Camden in 2013 with a joint JD/MBA degree. As one of the first members and original Co-Chair of the Public Relations Committee since FALA New York’s inception, Robin was instrumental in establishing the FALA New York brand and lasting communications strategy. Throughout her long battle with cancer, Robin remained committed to her duties at FALA New York.

This scholarship was established to honor Robin’s memory and support talented law students who embody her spirit and commitment to service. Each scholarship recipient will receive $800 to $1,000, depending on the number of recipients selected in a given year.


NFALA Foundation scholarships are made available, on a competitive basis, to students who are enrolled in their Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), or Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) at an accredited U.S. law school (Spring 2023 first time 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.

Information and submission directions

Award: $800-$1,000

Application deadline: April 28, 2023 by 5:00PM

LGBT Public Interest Scholarship Program
This scholarship is intended for law students and/or recent law school graduates studying for the Bar who are either LGBTQ+ or who will be working in the LGBTQ+ space doing public interest work. The Scholarship will provide financial support to a first, second or third year law student, or recent law graduate to enable the student or recent law graduate to work in the LGBTQ+ public interest arena.

One or more scholarships of up to $5000 each are awarded annually, subject to the availability of funds and the recommendation of the Commission’s Scholarship Committee. 

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Must be either a first or second or third year law student in good standing in an ABA accredited law school, or a recent law graduate from an ABA accredited law school still studying for the Bar Exam.
  2. Have a secured an internship or job for Summer 2023 (which may extend beyond the Summer) and/or the Fall of 2023 with a public interest organization engaged in legal or policy work with a direct impact on LGBTQ individuals.

Applicants will be evaluated on the strength of their complete application and all supporting materials, and demonstrated commitment to improve the legal and social standing of the LGBTQ community, including LGBTQ individuals.  Every effort will be made to award two scholarships and to reflect diversity in the award recipients. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Information and submission directions

Award: up to $5,000

Application deadline: April 28, 2023

MAX by AccessLex Hannah R. Arterian Memorial Scholarship
Hannah R. Arterian served as a distinguished member of the AccessLex Institute Board of Directors from 2011 to 2020, including two terms as Board Chair. Hannah was an unflinching advocate for the Company's nonprofit mission and its vision to empower the next generation of lawyers through research, policy advocacy, and student-focused initiatives. An ever-present participant in the Company's annual events, a staunch supporter of the Company's resources and programs that directly serve law students, and a champion for the creation of the MAX by AccessLex® program, we are honored to announce the inaugural MAX by AccessLex® Hannah R. Arterian Memorial Scholarship.

Annually, one 1L MAX participant who completes the eight-part Financial Foundations course and attends at least two MAX events will be automatically entered to win a $50,000 scholarship toward their remaining law school tuition. The first drawing of the Scholarship will take place on May 1, 2023 and will thereby stand apart from the annual MAX by AccessLex® Grand Prize Scholarship Drawing on April 1.


The MAX by AccessLex® (“MAX”) Scholarship Drawing (“Drawing”) is open to individuals who:

(a) are U.S. citizens or lawful residents currently residing in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, and who are at least 18 years old (19 years old in Alabama and Nebraska, and 21 years old in Mississippi) as of the date of entry;

(b) are enrolled as first year (“1L”), law students at participating MAX law schools; and

(c) register on the MAX Drawing website ( during the Drawing Entry Period (“Students” or “Entrants”). Employees, Officers and Directors of Sponsor and any affiliate thereof and members of their immediate families (defined for these Official Rules as spouses, parents, children, siblings, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or individuals living in the same household (whether related or not) of any of the above are not eligible to win. 

Opportunity to obtain entries for the Drawing begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on 07/01/2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on 04/30/2023 (the “Drawing Entry Period”).

Scholarship Drawing & Official Rules

Deadline: April 30, 2023

Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship
Each year, AAJ's Minority Caucus awards a $5,000 scholarship to a minority Law Student member entering their first, second, or third year of law school.  Additionally, the winner receives a registration and travel stipend to attend the AAJ Annual Convention.

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best:

  • Exhibits an interest and proficiency in trial advocacy skills
  • Expresses a desire to represent those who have been injured by the negligence or misconduct of others
  • Promotes accountability and safety
  • Demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in an AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities
  • Shows a financial need for the scholarship

To apply, you must be an AAJ Law Student member (join here), be enrolled in an ABA-approved law school, and submit a complete application package.

Information and submission directions

Award: $5,000

Application deadline: May 1, 2023

Mike Eidson Law Student Scholarship
Each year, the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus awards a $5,000 scholarship to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.  Additionally, the winner receives a registration and travel stipend to attend the AAJ Annual Convention.

To apply, you must be an AAJ Law Student member (join here), be enrolled in an ABA-approved law school, and submit a complete application package.

Information and submission directions

Award: $5,000

Application deadline: May 1, 2023

Trial Advocacy Law Student Scholarship
Open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second or third year of law school, this $3,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and its mission, a desire to represent victims, interest and skill in trial advocacy, and financial need.

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in AAJ student chapter activities
  • Expresses a desire to represent those who have been injured by the negligence or misconduct of others
  • Promotes accountability and safety
  • Exhibits an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy
  • Shows a financial need for the scholarship 

To apply, you must be an AAJ Law Student member (join here), be enrolled in an ABA-approved law school, and submit a complete application package.

Information and submission directions

Award: $3,000

Application deadline: May 1, 2023

Leesfield Law Student Scholarship
Sponsored by AAJ and AAJ member Ira Leesfield, this scholarship awards $1,500 to a first- or second-year law student and is to help subsidize the Law Student Member's attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention.

AAJ's Annual Convention is a wonderful opportunity for law students to build the foundation for success as a trial lawyer. Network with top trial lawyers from around the country, learn about cutting-edge trial advocacy issues at CLE programs, and meet members of AAJ's New Lawyer Division (NLD)

To apply, you must be an AAJ Law Student member (join here), be enrolled in an ABA-approved law school, and submit a complete application package.

Information and submission directions

Award: $1,500

Application deadline: May 1, 2023

Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship
Charles E. Joseph has dedicated his career to fighting for workers’ rights as a plaintiff’s employment lawyer. His work has protected victims of discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage theft. Charles E. Joseph founded Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP, a New York firm that has recovered more than $140 million for workers. He also created Working Now and Then, a resource on employment law and worker’s rights.

In order to encourage future employment lawyers, the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a law student who plans to work in plaintiff’s employment law.

Eligibility guidelines:

  1. Applicants must be currently attending or accepted to an ABA-accredited law school.
  2. Applicants must upload an unofficial law school transcript or a copy of their admission letter, plus a resume or CV.
  3. All applicants must submit an original 750-word essay.

Information and submission directions

Award: $1,000

Application deadline: May 1, 2023

Trial LawHER Scholarship
For future women trial lawyers, the power of settlement planning is backed by Milestone and placed in your hands.

Milestone has established the Trial LawHER Scholarship to help a rising 3L female law student achieve her goal of becoming a plaintiff trial lawyer. This scholarship intends to elevate a rising woman leader in the plaintiff trial lawyer space and educate future trial lawyers around the importance and impact of settlement planning.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must be all of the following:

  • A female U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Enrolled in a 3L law school program for the fall 2023 semester.
  • In good academic standing.
  • Planning to become a plaintiff trial lawyer.

Information and submission directions

Award: $10,000

Application deadline: May 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

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.