Congratulations to the St. John's Law Dispute Resolution Society (DRS) team of Esteban Angeles '24, Destiny Harrison-Griffin '24, Chloe Nenner '24, and Kymberley Walcott-Aggrey '24, who bested a talented field to advance to the finals of the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Annual Mediation Tournament. The team also won Best Mediation Statement and took third for Best Mediation Advocates.
In more great DRS news, at this year's National Tulane Baseball Salary Arbitration Competition, the team of Matthew Stewart '23 and Jacob Wetter '23 placed in the top 25% of all schools. Teammates Kathryn Rose Russotto '24 and Ramona Miller '23 placed first in the writing portion of the competition.
Let's hear it for Takunda Muziwi '24 and Ashton Bryan '24! Representing St. John's Black Law Students Association, the team earned first place at the 2023 Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition held during the Northeastern Black Law Students Association's annual convention. Congratulations, too, to Moot Court coach Alex Bisogno '23 and to Fanta Ba '23, who coordinated the St. John's Law student contingent's convention weekend.
So proud to share that the Frank S. Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute (PTAI) team of Rebecca Goldberg '24, Camille Perbost '24, and Jaden Thornton '24 advanced to the regional finals of the Texas Young Lawyer Association's National Trial Competition.
Krista Apostle ’24 earned the award for Best Opening at the Queens District Attorney’s Mock Trial Competition. Nicely done, Krista!
Last, but certainly not least, congratulations to Michael F. Pecorella '23, who was named Best Overall Advocate at the John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition.
Pathways to Practice
“I’m ready to take everything I’ve learned at St. John’s and apply it to being an advocate for those who need it the most. Being a prosecutor is a privilege. It’s a job that gives you power—you’re a voice for the people—and it’s a job I’m honored to have as I carry out justice with the highest degree of integrity.” Read our story about Victoria Rubino '23 and her path to becoming a Brooklyn ADA.