Meet The Team  

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Sheldon A. Evans joined the St. John's faculty in 2018 and teaches Professional Responsibility, Immigration Law, and Intro to the Law. After receiving his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Southern California, he earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served on The University of Chicago Legal Forum. 

Professor Evans focuses his scholarship on criminal sentencing and its intersection with immigration policies. His work also follows emerging trends in technology and art, and their intersection with criminal and immigration law. His work has appeared in the Columbia Law Review, the Oklahoma Law Review, and the Federal Sentencing Reporter, among other academic journals.

Professor Sheldon A. Evans

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Professor Cheryl L. Wade

Cheryl L. Wade is the "Dean Harold F. McNiece" Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law. She teaches Issues of Race, Gender and Law, Business Organizations, Corporate Governance and Accountability, and Race and Business. Her book, Predatory Lending and The Destruction of the African American Dream was published by Cambridge University Press in July 2020 and was coauthored with Dr. Janis Sarra, Professor of Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. Professor Wade is a member of the American Law Institute, a national organization of prominent judges, lawyers and academics who work to clarify, modernize and reform the law.

Research Assistants

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Chante Cadiz is currently a third-year law student at St. John’s University School of Law. Prior to law school, she attended Lincoln University, the first degree-granting historically black college and university (HBCU). She earned her degree in English Liberal Arts, with a minor in Political Science and certification in Pre-Law. Chante wants to begin her career in a law firm with her ultimate goal being to open her own practice with a focus on helping and defending young children living in poverty. She feels a strong responsibility to our youth as they are often taken advantage of because they have no one to protect them or care for them. Teaching and the law are her true passions.

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Danielle Harrow is currently a second-year law student at St. John’s University School of Law. Prior to law school, Danielle worked in professional theater as a performer and costume designer. In addition to the arts, Danielle earned a B.S. in Life Sciences and a M.S. in Environmental Pollution Control with a focus on environmental microbiology from Penn State University. She was a research scientist for over ten years, three of which was at the National Institutes of Health performing research on hereditary deafness. Danielle’s goal is to practice intellectual property law. With a strong background in the sciences and the arts, Danielle feels she can make a significant contribution to the field. 

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Julianny Monegro is currently a third-year law student at St. John's University School of Law. Prior to law school, she attended New York University and earned a dual degree in Sociology and Social and Cultural Analysis. She believes that her past and current studies into the practical/theoretical aspects of the law and society will help her in her goal of better understanding/anticipating the legal needs of marginalized individuals. She is furthering her belief in diversity, equity, and inclusion through her involvement on the Women's Law Society and the Coalition for Social Justice e-boards. Although she is undecided as to what area of the law to practice in, she is actively looking for a position that allows her to implement her skills in a way that will help further balance the scales of justice.

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Gabriel Tejada

Gabriel Tejada is a third-year law student at St. John's University School of Law. Prior to law school, he worked to slow recidivism in the Greater New York City area in an outpatient mental health center focused on job-readiness. Prior to that, Gabe worked as a 5th grade teacher in East Harlem and was a full-time volunteer as an AmeriCorps member in East New York. He is a student legal observer with the National Lawyer's Guild and an e-board member with the Coalition for Social Justice. Gabe used his Spanish language skills to help pro se litigants prepare Chapter 7 bankruptcy through the New York City Bankruptcy Advocacy Program through Legal Services NYC during his second year of law school. Growing up with a single mom, immigrating to this nation at a young age, and descending from the Atlantic Slave Trade, Gabe is interested in generational wealth, socioeconomic disparity, and social policy.