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St. John’s Law Among Top Schools For Bar Exam Passage

Cara Yesko, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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St. John’s University’s School of Law has earned a new accolade. This November, the New York Law Journal released rankings which placed the law school fifth on a list which ranked the percent of first-time pass rates for the July 2018 bar exam for New York law schools statewide. With an 87 ...

Law School Hosts Discussion on U.S. Immigration Policy

Law School Hosts Discussion on U.S. Immigration Policy

Maher S. Maher, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018


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In an effort to examine executive immigration policy, dozens of St. John’s Law students gathered for an event sponsored by the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and the Coalition for Social Justice. The Thursday evening at the Mattone Family Atrium at St. John’s Law School began with a t...

St. John’s Law Welcomes Diverse 1L Class

St. John’s Law Welcomes Diverse 1L Class

Maher S. Maher, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2018


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Hailing from 108 colleges with 50 different undergraduate majors, 236 students began their first year at the St. John’s University School of Law. Some of these prospective attorneys, federal clerks, advocates, politicians or humanitarians are starting their law school education from ages as young as...

Preet Bharara Announced as Law School Commencement Speaker

Preet Bharara Announced as Law School Commencement Speaker

Ariana Ortiz, Features Editor

April 4, 2018


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The University has announced that former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara will be the Law School’s commencement speaker at Carnesecca Arena on June 3. The University will also give him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Dean Michael Simons said that Bharara “bri...

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