Great, Free LSAT Prep Opportunity


You are invited to a free Logical Reasoning Workshop presented by TestMasters, the leader in high-end LSAT preparation.

When: February 7, 2024 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Eastern Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

[Note: This is a virtual event, conducted online on zoom.] The workshop will be conducted by Rachel Sheffield, a veteran TestMasters instructor with an official LSAT score of 177 and over 20 years of LSAT teaching experience. The workshop will focus on the logical reasoning section, which will be two-thirds of the test starting in August. Attendees will be challenged with a series of difficult LSAT questions and Rachel will demonstrate the most effective methods for tackling them.

If you are interested in law school and want to crush the LSAT, don’t miss this great opportunity. RSVP now to save your spot!

CUNY Clash

CSI Students.  Consider CUNY Clash:Promo Video Link: 
CUNY Clash is an ideas competition where students from 25 CUNY schools merge together, present ideas with the intent of solving a unique problem, and compete to win prizes.

No idea is too big or small. Small gestures can have a big impact too! 

We urge you to challenge the status quo, meet new people, showcase your brilliant idea, and stay committed to your goal, even when it gets hard. So create where it matters and join us this Spring 2024 at the ultimate creative battlefield.

Show us your GRIT!

“Grit is about working on something you care about so much that you’re willing to stay loyal to it.”  -Angela Duckwork, Author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Adia Johnson

Read more and apply at:
Applications close February 16, 2024!
Please follow our socials: @cunystartups
Adia Johnson, M.S.Ed
Associate Director, CUNY Startups
Baruch College
55 Lexington Ave, 2 Floor, 2-135
New York, NY 10010

Deadline Extended. Funded Summer Internship. Apply by Jan. 25


The Robert J. Scamardella Fund for Legal Education Opportunity

Funded Summer Internship

Made Possible by the Generosity of Robert J. Scamardella and the Law Firm of Scamardella, Gervasi, and Kasagrande

Work at Staten Island Legal Services, Inc. for Eight Weeks, July 1—August 23.

Stipend:  $1,500

Eligibility:  Rising CSI Senior, CSI Senior, or Recent CSI Graduate

  • Intending to Attend Law School
  • Minimum GPA:  3.4.
  • Proficiency in Spanish Preferred

To Apply:  Send:

  • Statement of Interest (2-3 pages);
  • Resume;
  • Unofficial Transcript;

In one pdf or Word document, to:

Professor Michael Paris,

Project Director: Nadia K. Hernandez

No other borough has changed as much as Staten Island over the past twenty years. Significantly, poverty has increased by 90%. In response to this dramatic change, Staten Island Legal Services (SILS) opened its doors in 2004 to serve Staten Island residents and to fight poverty and seek racial, social, and economic justice.

With over 30 dedicated and highly-trained staff, SILS assists approximately 7,500 low-income individuals and families a year in preventing evictions and foreclosure, preserving affordable housing and homeownership, obtaining access to education, supporting survivors of domestic violence, assisting applicants for immigration status, and engaging in LGBTQ/HIV+ advocacy. In working closely with the communities we serve, our staff regularly conducts outreach and community education and builds relationships with community leaders and organizers, to achieve holistic solutions for our clients.

SILS advocates practice in many areas, including:

As part of Legal Services NYC, our other borough offices can help Staten Islanders with other legal issues, including:

Staten Island Legal Services is a NYC Financial Empowerment Center!

Staten Island Legal Services has partnered with Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners and the NYC Office of Financial Empowerment to provide FREE one-on-one confidential financial counseling and coaching to support you in reaching your goals, regardless of income or immigration status. A professional Financial Counselor is available to provide personalized guidance and can help you address a wide range of personal financial topics:

  • Take control of your debt, including student loans
  • Strengthen your credit score
  • Make savings a part of your routine
  • Balance a budget
  • Open a bank account
  • And much more

To schedule a session with the Financial Counselor, please contact 917-543-2810 or e-mail Tamika Howell at

Our Location

36 Richmond Terrace  Ste. 205   map
(Across the street from the ferry)
Staten Island, NY 10301


Robert J. Scamardella is a life-long Staten Islander who graduated magna cum laude from the College of Staten Island in 1972 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. In 1975, he earned his Law Degree from Brooklyn Law School. He started his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney with the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office where he was the Chief of the Major Offense Bureau. Mr. Scamardella is an experienced Trial Attorney having litigated numerous Estate, Real Estate and Business Matters. He has particular experience in Will Contest, Breach of Contract and Business Owner Disputes. He also has extensive knowledge in Will Probate and Administration Matters, Business Formation, Business Owner Agreements, Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Elder Care Law and Estate Tax Planning. He oversees the Law Firm of Scamardella, Kasegrande, and Gervasi, and its Associates, while interacting with clients to address their personal needs. Mr. Scamardella has served on the Board of Directors of the Richmond County Bar Association and has chaired its Public Relations and Fee Arbitration Committees. In addition, Mr. Scamardella has served as Board Chairman of the Staten Island YMCA and the Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater New York and is a former Board Member of the College of Staten Island Foundation.


Campus Job Opportunity

Dear Colleagues, 

Do you know a current CSI student who possesses excellent mentoring and leadership qualities? 

The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is hiring students to serve as New Student Mentors.  This is a paid leadership position, and all interested students must have completed at least 12 credits, have less than 90 credits, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.  Please direct all prime candidates to the link below.

We are looking for enthusiastic and outgoing individuals who are passionate about CSI. Serious applicants must be available late afternoons/early evenings and occasional weekends. They must also be comfortable with conducting walking tours for large groups of prospective students and parents, and other stakeholders. This is a great opportunity to develop skills for their future career goals.

You can find the online application here. Students must login to Microsoft 365 with their CIX account credentials to access the application. Click here for directions.

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 16, 2024.

If you have any questions about the position, or the NSO program please contact John Kim, New Student Programs Coordinator, at

Thank you for helping us find CSI’s next great group of Mentors! 

Emmanuel Esperance, Jr.
Director of Recruitment and Admissions
College of Staten Island of the City University of New York
2800 Victory Boulevard, 2A-103
Staten Island, NY 10314
Tel.:  718.982.2190
Fax:  718.982.2500

Free LSAT Instruction from TestMasters

TestMasters will be offering free LSAT Workshops in February and April. Register Now. The first workshop will concentrate on the logical reasoning section, which will constitute two-thirds of the test beginning in August. The second workshop will be focused on the reading comprehension section. For Pre-Law Advisement, contact Professor Michael Paris,

Free Logical Reasoning LSAT Workshop

Wednesday February 7 at 6pm EST

Registration Link:

Free Reading Comprehension LSAT Workshop

Tuesday April 9 at 6pm EST

Registration link: