St. John’s Law Celebrates Commencement 2016 | St. John’s University
Our Former Intern, Christina Nguyen, is featured on the St. John’s School of Law’s website. Congratulations to Christina Nguyen on graduating this year – we wish you success in your future career!
When Christina Nguyen ‘12CPS, ‘16L strode across the commencement stage at Carnesecca Arena on Sunday and became a St. John’s Law graduate, it was a milestone first for her and her family.
The daughter of Vietnamese immigrants and a Queens Native, Nguyen was a Legal Studies major and Business minor at St. John’s University when she decided that she wanted to be a lawyer. After earning her B.S. magna cum laude, she chose to attend St. John’s Law because of its strong alumni network, close ties to the New York legal community, and family-like environment.
“It’s a family that I’m proud to be a part of,” Nguyen says. She shared that pride over her three years at the Law School as an editor of the Commercial Division Online Report, as director of external competitions for the Dispute Resolution Society, on dispute resolution and appellate advocacy competition teams, and as an active member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, among other activities.
The story also prominently features Justice Randall Eng, St. John’s alum and first-ever Asian American Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division for New York State. Congratulations to Justice Eng on receiving his honorary Doctor of Laws from St. John’s.
Reflecting on this milestone event, Christina Nguyen says: “Justice Eng’s story was very relatable, especially since, like him, I’m first generation Asian American and the first in my family to become a lawyer. I appreciate his reminder to not let barriers stop me. He sets a wonderful example for me to follow as I transition from law student to practitioner.”