A four-judge appeals panel of St. John’s University School of Law alumni will hear oral arguments next month at their alma mater. Presiding Justice Randall Eng (See Profile) and Justices Reinaldo Rivera (See Profile), Daniel Angiolillo (See Profile) and Ruth Balkin (See Profile) will hear arguments on April 4 at the law school’s Belson Moot Courtroom, the Appellate Division, Second Department, announced yesterday. It will mark the first time the court has conducted official business at a law school.
"I cannot tell you how proud I am to have the Appellate Division, Second Department, hold court at my alma mater," Eng said in a statement. Eng is a 1972 graduate who has served as a director of St. John’s Law’s alumni association, an adjunct professor at the school, and a judge for several moot court competitions. He said he would like the court to hold oral arguments in the future at other law schools within the Second Judicial District. "It is a real privilege for St. John’s to be the first law school in the Second Department to host a session of the appellate court on campus," Dean Michael Simons said in the press release.