Professor Ann Goldweber (left), director of clinical legal education at St. John's School of Law and director of the Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic. Professor Gina M. Calabrese (right) is associate director at the clinic. // Photo courtesy of SJU School of Law

SJU Consumer Clinic Aids Queens’ Aging Population

As the Queens’ population ages, more and more senior citizens are targeted by schemes designed to separate them from their money, assets and homes. For more than 20 years, the St. John’s University School of Law has tackled the persistent fraud affecting low-income seniors through the Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic, and  in-house, one-semester civil litigation and advocacy clinic directed by Prof. Ann L. Goldweber.

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St. John’s School of Law features 10 clinics and 11 centers that enable students to apply their legal education. // Photo courtesy of SJU Law

St. John’s Clinics Open Doors For a New Class of Students

As another semester begins at the St. John’s School of Law, second and third-year students to apply their legal training through the school’s various legal clinics.

There are currently 10 in-house and partner clinics at St. John’s Law, including the Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic. The school also hosts 11 academic centers, including the Public Interest Center.

School of Law spokesperson Lori Herz said the experience that students gain in the clinics and centers often “seals the deal” for those considering careers in public interest law.

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