ST. JOHNS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

ST. JOHNâ?? S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

8000 UTOPIA PARKWAY

QUEENS, NEW YORK 11439

Telephone: (718) 990-6600

 

ABA Approved Since 1937

 

Established in 1925, St. Johnâ??s University School of Law has an enrollment of approximately 950 students with diverse backgrounds who have excelled in undergraduate and graduate institutions.

 

The School of Law offers an excellent academic program that provides students with a solid foundation in fundamental areas of substantive and procedural law with significant elective offerings in many areas, including tax, labor, environmental, real estate and intellectual property. It holds the honor of being the first (and only) Law School in the nation to offer a Bankruptcy LL.M. program. The faculty has a distinguished background in published scholarship and professional activities. In addition, the school takes pride in its adjunct faculty comprised of instructors who have achieved prominence as judges, government officials and private practitioners who offer courses in their respective areas of expertise.

 

St. Johnâ??s publications -- the Law Review, the Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, the Journal of Legal Commentary, the International Law Review, and the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review -- have achieved national prominence, as have the Moot Court and Mock Trial programs.

 

Students may participate in civil and criminal externships with district attorneysâ?? offices, U.S. Attorney offices and other governmental agencies or serve as judicial interns with federal and state judges. Clinical academic credit and practical experience can be earned through participation in the Schoolâ??s on-site Child Advocacy Clinic, Elder Law Clinic and Securities Arbitration Clinic and in its off-site Domestic Violence Clinic, Refugee and Immigration Rights Clinic and Prosecution Clinic. Additionally, the Center for Professional Skills affords students valuable experience in trial practice.

 

St. Johnâ??s University School of Law takes pride in its many graduates who are partners in the tri-state areaâ??s most prestigious law firms, who are counsel or senior executives in Fortune 500 companies or who have dedicated themselves to public service. Recent graduates continue to join major firms, often after having served in clerkships with federal judges. Alumni are also prominent members of various branches of the government and include many state and federal judges, several governors and other political figures.

 

The School of Law is housed in a spacious and educationally centered facility with state-of-the-art technology throughout the premises and the Rittenberg Law Library. Internet access is available through wireless technology even outside the law school building, and a magnificent Belson Moot Court Room and several new classrooms are showcases of design and technology.

 

In 2004, St. Johnâ??s University School of Law celebrated a successful review of its program of legal education by the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools and welcomed its new Dean, the John V. Brennan Professor of Law and Ethics, Mary C. Daly, formerly the James H. Quinn Professor of Legal Ethics at Fordham University School of Law.

 

Dean: Mary C. Daly (718) 990-6601

Associate Academic Dean: Andrew J. Simons (718) 990-6098

Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship: Michael A. Simons (718) 990-6013

Assistant Dean for Students: Katherine G. Sullivan (718) 990-6045

Registrar: Janet M. Keogan (718) 990-1388

Assistant Dean for CLE and Alumni Relations:

Claire C. McKeever (718) 990-6028

Assistant Dean for Admissions: Robert M. Harrison (718) 990-2310

Assistant Dean for Career Services: Dawne M. Smith (718) 990-2337

 

FULL TIME FACULTY

 

VINCENT C. ALEXANDER, (Law Professor), born 1949; admitted to bar, 1976, New York. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1971); St. Johnâ??s University School of Law (J.D., 1975); Columbia University (LL.M., 1985; J.S.D., 1990). COURSES:Civil Procedure, Evidence, New York Practice. Email:alexandv @ stjohns.edu

 

JOHN Q. BARRETT, (Law Professor), born 1961; admitted to bar, 1986, Pennsylvania; 1989, District of Columbia. Education: Georgetown (A.B., 1983); Harvard (J.D., 1986); Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow, Robert H. Jackson Center, Jamestown, NY. COURSES: Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Legal History. Email: barrettj @ stjohns.edu

 

JENNIFER BAUM, (Law Professor), born 1964; admitted to bar, 1994, New York. Education: Hunter College, City University of New York (A.B., 1987); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1993). COURSES: Child Advocacy Clinic. Email: baumj @ stjohns.edu

 

LEONARD M. BAYNES, (Law Professor), born 1957; admitted to bar, 1984, New York; 1986, Massachusetts. Education: New York University (B.S., 1979); Columbia University (J.D., 1982; M.B.A., 1983). COURSES:Business Organizations, Property, Regulated Industries, Telecommunications Law, Race and the Law. Email: baynesl @ stjohns.edu

 

CHARLES S. BOBIS, (Law Professor), born 1944; admitted to bar, 1968, New York. Education: Harpur College, State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A., 1966); St. Johnâ??s University (J.D., 1968); University of London (LL.M., 1971). COURSES: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, International Criminal Law. Email: bobisc @ stjohns.edu

 

CHRISTOPHER J. BORGEN, (Law Professor), born 1969; admitted to bar, 1997, New Jersey; 1998, New York. Education: Harvard College (A.B., 1991); New York University (J.D., 1995). COURSES:Contracts, International Law, National Security Law. Email:borgenc @ stjohns.edu

 

ROBIN A. BOYLE, (Law Professor), born Amityville, New York, September 30, 1958; admitted to bar, 1990, New York. Education: Vassar College (B.A., 1980); Fordham Law School (J.D., 1989). COURSES: Contracts, Legal Writing, Legal Research and Writing, Legal Writing Seminar. Email:boyler @ stjohns.edu

 

VICTORIA L. BROWN-DOUGLAS, (Law Professor), born 1962; admitted to bar, 1993, New York. Education: John Jay College of Criminal Justice (B.S., 1984); Hofstra University (J.D., 1991). COURSES: Trial Advocacy. Email: browndov @ stjohns.edu

 

GINA M. CALABRESE, (Law Professor), born 1965; admitted to bar, 1992, California; 1997, New York; 2000, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Education: Columbia University (B.A., 1987); Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1991). COURSES:Elder Law Clinic. Email:calabreg @ stjohns.edu

 

LISA A. CATALANO, (Law Professor), born 1965; admitted to bar, 1993, New Jersey; 1994, New York. Education: Queens College, City University of New York (B.A., 1990); Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 1993). COURSES:Securities Arbitration Clinic. Email:catalanl @ stjohns.edu

 

EDWARD D. CAVANAGH, (Law Professor), born 1949; admitted to bar, 1975, New York. Education: University of Notre Dame (A.B., 1971); Cornell University (J.D., 1974); Columbia University (LL.M., 1986; J.S.D., 1988). COURSES:Antitrust, Civil Procedure, Federal Practice, Law and Economics. Email:cavanage @ stjohns.edu

 

ELAINE M. CHIU, (Law Professor), born 1969; admitted to bar, 1995, New York. Education: Cornell University (B.A., 1991); Columbia University (J.D., 1994). COURSES: Criminal Law, Family Law, Advanced Criminal Law. Email: chiue1 @ stjohns.edu

 

NINA J. CRIMM, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1979, District of Columbia; 1988, New York. Education: Washington University (A.B., 1972); Tulane University (M.B.A., 1979; J.D., 1979); Georgetown University (LL.M. in taxation, 1982). COURSES:Taxation of Corporations, Basic Personal Income Taxation, Contemporary Public Policy Issues and the I.R.C., U.S. Taxation of International Transactions, Nonprofit Organizations. Email:crimmn @ stjohns.edu

 

LARRY CUNNINGHAM, (Law Professor), born 1977; admitted to bar, 2000, Virginia; 2001, New York; 2003, Texas. Education: John Jay College of Criminal Justice (B.S., 1997); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2000). COURSES:Legal Writing. Email:cunningl @ stjohns.edu

 

JOHN EDWARD DAVIDIAN, (Law Professor), born 1949; admitted to bar, 1976, New York. Education: St. Johnâ??s University (B.S., 1971; J.D., 1975); New York University (LL.M., 1985). COURSES:Basic and Advanced Personal Income Taxation, Basic and Advanced Corporate Income Taxation, Partnership Taxation. Email: davidiaj @ stjohns.edu

 

MARC O. DEGIROLAMI, (Law Professor), born 1972; admitted to bar, 2001, Massachusetts. Education: Duke University (B.A., 1995); Harvard University (M.A., 1997); Boston University (J.D., 2000); Columbia Law School (LL.M., 2006; J.S.D.). COURSES: Criminal Law, Law & Religion, Professional Responsibility. Email:

degirolm @ stjohns.edu

 

KATHARINA DE LA DURANTAYE, (Law Professor), born 1975; admitted to bar, 2004, Germany. Education: Humboldt University Law School (J.D., 2000; Ph.D., 2003); Yale Law School (LL.M., 2005). COURSES:Copyright Law, Introduction to U.S. Law. Email:deladurk @ stjohns.edu

 

VINCENT DI LORENZO, (Law Professor), born 1953; admitted to bar, 1979, New York; 1985, Pennsylvania. Education: Pace University (B.A., 1975); Columbia University (J.D., 1978). COURSES:Banking Law, Property Damage, Condominiums, Cooperatives and Homeowner Association, Legislative Advocacy. Email: dilorenv @ stjohns.edu

 

FRANCIS J. FACCIOLO, (Law Professor), born New York City, August 28, 1949; admitted to bar, 1984, New York. Education: Columbia College (B.A., 1974); Hunter College (M.A., 1977); City University of New York (M.Phil., 1979); Columbia Law School (J.D., 1983). COURSES:Introduction to Law, Legal Writing, Legal Research & Writing, Regulation of Investment Companies and Investment Advisers. Email: facciolf @ stjohns.edu

 

ANN L. GOLDWEBER, (Law Professor), born Hewlett, New York, February 21, 1952; admitted to bar, 1977, Wisconsin; 1984, New York. Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., 1974); University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Elder Law Clinic, Poverty Law Seminar. Email: goldweba @ stjohns.edu

 

KERI K. GOULD, (Law Professor), born Manhasset, New York, June 22, 1956; admitted to bar, 1983, New York; 1995, Utah. Education: Union College (B.S., 1978); Washington College of Law, American University (J.D., 1982). COURSES: Externships, Mental Health Law, Trial Advocacy. Email:gouldk @ stjohns.edu

 

DAVID L. GREGORY, (Law Professor), born 1951; admitted to bar, 1981, Michigan; 1988, New York. Education: Catholic University (B.A., 1973); Wayne State University (M.B.A., 1977); University of Detroit (J.D., 1980); Yale Law School (LL.M., 1982; J.S.D., 1987). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Advanced Labor Law, Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Constitutional Theory, Jurisprudence. Email: gregoryd @ stjohns.edu

 

TERESA J. GROGAN, (Law Professor), born 1962; admitted to bar, 1987, Missouri; 1989, New York. Education: University of Missouri at Kansas City (B.S., 1987); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Child Advocacy Clinic. Email:grogant @ stjohns.edu

 

JOHN P. HENNIGAN, JR., (Law Professor), born 1947; admitted to bar, 1975, New York; 1982, California. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1969); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1974). COURSES:Civil Procedure, Commercial Transactions, Sales, Secured Transactions, Creditorâ??s Rights. Email:hennigaj @ stjohns.edu

 

LAWRENCE JOSEPH, (Law Professor), born 1948; admitted to bar, 1976, Michigan; 1982, New York. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1970; J.D., 1975); Cambridge University (B.A., 1972; M.A., 1976). COURSES:Employment Law, Legal Process, Torts, Jurisprudence. Email:josephl @ stjohns.edu

 

PAUL F. KIRGIS, (Law Professor), born 1967; admitted to bar, 1994, Virginia; 1995, Washington, D.C.; 2004, New York. Education: Colgate University (B.A., 1989); Washington & Lee University (J.D., 1994). COURSES:Alternative Dispute Resolution, Evidence, Negotiation. Email:kirgisp @ stjohns.edu

 

ANITA S. KRISHNAKUMAR, (Law Professor), born 1974; admitted to bar, 2001, New York. Education: Stanford University (A.B., 1996); Yale Law School (J.D., 1999). COURSES: Introduction to Law, Legislation, Trusts and Estates. Email: krishnaa @ stjohns.edu

 

CHRISTINE LAZARO, (Law Professor), born 1975; admitted to bar, 2002, New Jersey; 2004 New York. Education: College of Arts &Science, New York University (B.A., 1997); Fordham Law School, Fordham University (J.D., 2002). COURSES:Securities Arbitration Clinic. Email:lazaroc @ stjohns.edu

 

MARY LORING LYNDON, (Law Professor), born 1947; admitted to bar, 1974, New Jersey; 1975, District of Columbia; 1976, New York. Education: Manhattanville College (B.A., 1969); Northeastern University (J.D., 1974); Columbia University (J.S.D., 1995). COURSES:Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Torts, Toxic Torts Seminar. Email:lyndonm @ stjohns.edu

 

MELINDA S. MOLINA, (Law Professor), born 1977; admitted to bar, 2002, New York, New Jersey. Education: John Jay College of Criminal Justice (B.S., 1998); Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 2002). COURSES: Criminal Law. Email: molinam @ stjohns.edu

 

PATRICIA GRANDE MONTANA, (Law Professor), born 1974; admitted to bar, 2000, New York, Massachusetts; 2001, Connecticut. Education: Wellesley College (B.A., 1996); Georgetown University (J.D., 1999). COURSES: Clinical Externship Seminar, Introduction to Law, Legal Writing, Legal Research and Writing, Federal Civil Practice Seminar, Street Law Seminar. Email:grandep @ stjohns.edu

 

MARK L. MOVSESIAN, (Law Professor), born 1964; admitted to bar, 1989, New York; 1991, District of Columbia. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1985); Harvard University Law School (J.D., 1988). COURSES: Contracts, International Law, Comparative Law and Religion. Email:movsesim @ stjohns.edu

 

JANAI S. NELSON, (Law Professor), born 1971; admitted to bar, 1998, New York. Education: New York University (B.A., 1993); UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1996). COURSES: Professional Responsibility, Voting Rights and Election Law. Email: nelsonj1 @ stjohns.edu

 

ROBERT E. PARELLA, (Law Professor), born 1935; admitted to bar, 1963, New York. Education: St. Peterâ??s College (A.B., 1957); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1960). COURSES:Administrative Law, Property, Real Estate Drafting, Trusts & Estates. Email:parellar @ stjohns.edu

 

ELYSE PEPPER, (Law Professor), born 1956; admitted to bar, 1994, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Education: New York University (B.F.A., 1979); University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1993). COURSES:Fact-writing and Persuasion in Legal Documents, Introduction to Law, Law and Literature, Law Through Film, Legal Writing, Legal Research and Writing, Pre-trial Advocacy. Email: peppere @ stjohns.edu

 

MICHAEL ANTHONY PERINO, (Law Professor), born 1963; admitted to bar, 1989, New York. Education: Rutgers College (B.A., 1985); Boston College Law School (J.D., 1988); Columbia (LL.M., 1995). COURSES:Securities Litigation, Securities Regulation, Business Organizations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Comparative Corporate Governance. Email:perinom @ stjohns.edu

 

ROBERT A. RUESCHER, (Law Professor), born 1955; admitted to bar, 1981, New York, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Education: Columbia University (B.A., 1976; J.D., 1980). COURSES:Civil Procedure, Legal Writing, Legal Research and Writing, Legal Writing - Advanced. Email:ruescher @ stjohns.edu

 

ROSEMARY C. SALOMONE, (Law Professor), born 1946; admitted to bar, 1981, New York. Education: Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (B.A., 1967); Hunter College of the City University of New York (M.A., 1969); Columbia University (Ph.D., 1976; LL.M., 1984); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1980). COURSES:Administrative Law, Children and the Law, Constitutional Law, State Constitutional Law, Local Government Law. Email:salomonr @ stjohns.edu

 

JANE E. SCOTT, (Law Professor), born 1952; admitted to bar, 1985, New York; 2002, New Jersey. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1974; M.A., 1977); Columbia University Law School (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Legal Research and Writing. Email: scottj @ stjohns.edu

 

THOMAS F. SHEA, (Law Professor), born 1935; admitted to bar, 1961, New York; 1963, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1978, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Cathedral College (B.A., 1957); St. Johnâ??s University (LL.B., 1960); New York University (LL.M., 1968). COURSES: Antitrust, Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory, Contracts, Evidence, Advocacy Skills.

 

JEREMY N. SHEFF, (Law Professor), born 1977; admitted to bar, 2003, New York. Education: Columbia University (B.A., 1999); Harvard Law School (J.D., 2002). COURSES: Property I & II, Trademarks & Unfair Competition. Email: sheffj @ stjohns.edu

 

ANDREW J. SIMONS, (Law Professor), born January 21, 1939; admitted to bar, 1965, New York, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; 1970, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1972, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Education: College of the Holy Cross (A.B., 1960); St. Johnâ??s University (J.D., 1965). COURSES: New York Practice, Civil Practice Seminar, Torts. Email:simonsa @ stjohns.edu

 

MICHAEL A. SIMONS, (Law Professor), born Bronx, New York, November 22, 1964; admitted to bar, 1991, New York. Education: College of the Holy Cross (B.A., 1986); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1989). COURSES:Criminal Law, Evidence, Introduction to Law, Prosecution Clinic, Sentencing Seminar. Email:simonsm @ stjohns.edu

 

JEFF SOVERN, (Law Professor), born 1956; admitted to bar, 1982, New York. Education: Columbia University (A.B., 1977; J.D., 1980). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Introduction to Law, Theater Law.

 

JULIE E. STEINER, (Law Professor), born 1968; admitted to bar, 1994, Massachusetts; 1996, New York. Education: Syracuse University (B.A., 1991); Boston University (J.D., 1994). COURSES:Environmental Law, Legal Research and Writing, Legal Writing. Email:steinerj @ stjohns.edu

 

BRIAN Z. TAMANAHA, (Law Professor), born 1957; admitted to bar, 1984, Massachusetts; 1986, Hawaii. Education: Oregon (B.S., 1980); Boston University (J.D., 1983); Harvard (S.J.D., 1992). COURSES:Comparative Law, Torts, Law and the Social Sciences, Jurisprudence. Email:tamanahb @ stjohns.edu

 

JACOB L. TODRES, (Law Professor), born 1948; admitted to bar, 1973, New York. Education: Baruch College, City University of New York (B.B.A., 1969); New York University (J.D., 1972; LL.M., 1976). COURSES:Bankruptcy Taxation, Corporate Income Taxation, Estate and Gift Taxation, Personal Income Taxation, Taxation Seminar. Email:todresj @ stjohns.edu

 

MARGARET VALENTINE TURANO, (Law Professor), born 1948; admitted to bar, 1978, New York. Education: College of New Rochelle (B.A., 1969); University of Wisconsin (M.A., 1970); St. Johnâ??s University (J.D., 1977); Yale Law School (LL.M., 1983). COURSES:Trusts and Estates, Law and Literature, Estate Planning, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation. Email:turanom @ stjohns.edu

 

JANICE D. VILLIERS, (Law Professor), born 1951; admitted to bar, 1990, New York. Education: Pace University (B.A., 1975); New York University (M.A., 1979); Columbia University (J.D., 1989). COURSES:Immigration Law, Immigration Law Seminar, Torts I&II. Email:villierj @ stjohns.edu

 

CHERYL L. WADE, (Law Professor), born 1956; admitted to bar, 1989, New York. Education: SUNYat Stony Brook (B.A., 1976); St. Johnâ??s University (M.A., 1980); Hofstra University (J.D., 1988). COURSES: Business Organizations, Corporate Governance Seminar, Issues of Race and Gender in the Law, Torts. Email:wadec @ stjohns.edu

 

ETTIE WARD, (Law Professor), born 1951; admitted to bar, 1975, New York. Education: Barnard College (A.B., 1971); Columbia University (J.D., 1974). COURSES: Civil Procedure, International Litigation, Torts, Federal Practice, Federal Courts, Introduction to Law.

 

GEORGE RAY WARNER, (Law Professor), born Columbia, South Carolina, December 16, 1955; admitted to bar, 1980, Georgia; 1982, Illinois. Education: Emory University (B.A., 1977); Northwestern University (J.D., 1980); New York University (LL.M., 1985). COURSES:Bankruptcy, Contracts, Consumer Law, Commercial Law, Debtor-Creditor Rights. Email:warnerg @ stjohns.edu

 

NICHOLAS R. WEISKOPF, (Law Professor), born 1945; admitted to bar, 1969, New York. Education: Columbia University (B.A., 1966; J.D., 1969). COURSES:Commercial Arbitration, Contracts, Drafting Legal Instruments, Legal Writing Seminar. Email: weiskopn @ stjohns.edu