John Emilio Sprizzo
Attorney, Organized Crime Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1959-1963
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1963-1968; chief appellate attorney, 1965-1966; assistant chief, Criminal Division, 1966-1968
Associate professor of law, Fordham University, 1968-1972
Private practice, New York City, 1970-1981
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, June 2, 1980; no Senate vote
St. John's University School of Law
St. John's University will empower diverse learners with quality education for life. Through innovative teaching, research and service we will foster rational, spirited inquiry and intelligent reflection. Our student-centered approach will be shaped by a caring, energized, nimble culture. Enlivened by our distinctive mission, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving global community. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, we will be known worldwide for addressing issues of poverty and social justice.