Meet the Incoming Class of 2020
They're from near and far. An orthodontist. A TV news anchor. A former model. Baristas, teachers, CPAs, journalists, bartenders, paralegals, and business owners. Military veterans, activists, semi-pro athletes, dancers, musicians, a half dozen black belts, and more.
We're so happy to welcome our diverse and talented incoming Class of 2020 to St. John's Law. Whether with us in person or remotely, they're now part of a wonderful teaching and learning community.
As Dean Michael A. Simons shared: “It’s not the building that defines us; it’s the people—all working together to create something: lawyers that our world sorely needs.”
Look to your left, look to your right, and read more.
With a Pivot Came Opportunity
“After my original summer internship was cancelled, my placement with the Law School’s Child Advocacy Clinic was like a light at the end of a tunnel,” says Brigitte Nunez '22. She was one of 51 students who participated in the Law School’s Summer 2020 Student Employment Program, which launched as the pandemic upended students’ summer work plans.
“This was an extraordinary—and an extraordinarily difficult—time for our students,” says Jeanne Ardan, the Law School’s Associate Dean for Career Development and Externships and the program’s architect. “We knew we had to do something quickly to support them. It was an all-hands-on-deck effort, but the program came together beautifully.”
Spend an Evening with Dean Simons
Mark your calendars for the Law Matters webcast on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. We’re switching things up as Law School Alumni Association President Michelle Johnson ’05 takes the host seat and talks to special guest Dean Michael A. Simons about the unprecedented past six-plus months and the start of the new academic year.
Alumni in the virtual audience will have a chance to contribute to the conversation during a Q&A session. There’s no fee to attend, but please register in advance.
See you there!
Run for Racial Justice
On Saturday, October 31, 2020, the St. John’s Law Alumni Association’s Alumni of Color Chapter is hosting a virtual 5K Run for Racial Justice.
Whether you’re hitting the roads or the trails near you, we’ve got all the high-quality, event-branded gear you’ll need to run in style for a great cause. All sale proceeds go directly to support the Law School’s diversity & inclusion initiatives.
Thanks for your support!