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Address
Touro Law Center
225 Eastview Drive/Room 306
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone: (631) 761-7030
Fax: (631) 761-7039
career@tourolaw.edu

Hours of Operation
Monday – Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Other hours by appointment

Online Resources

Bar Associations 

In addition to the bar associations listed below, there are many other local, regional and national bar association that do not maintain web sites and may be of interest to students or alum. To obtain information about those bar associations, email us or call 631.761.7030.

INTERNATIONAL:

NATIONAL:

NEW YORK:

ACROSS THE COUNTRY:

Employment Search Resources

ABA Career Counsel - http://www.abanet.org/careercounsel/ - This is the ABA's central source for online information on finding the right job and maximizing your career; job postings, tools and links to career related resources.

InternshipsUSA - http://www.internships-usa.com This site contains detailed information about internship opportunities in international affairs, women's rights, environmental law, sports law, education law, as well as working for law firms and government agencies.   Click on "internships for law students" and enter the following access codes at the password prompt

Law Periscope - http://www.lawperiscope.com - Profiles for the 300 largest law firms in the United States.

NALP (The National Association of Law Placement) – http://www.nalp.org is the professional organization for Legal Career Service Offices and Recruiters. Members include ABA-accredited law schools, such as Touro Law Center, as well as law firms, governmental agencies, corporations and public interest organizations. NALP publishes many excellent resources. The NALP Directory of Legal Employers can be accessed online <link to http://www.nalpdirectory.com/>

Westlaw's Law Student and Attorney Jobs Online -  http://lawschool.westlaw.com/ - All Touro Law students can take advantage of this service at no cost with your Westlaw password.  This site contains an extensive database of employment opportunities nationwide and abroad for current law students, as well as special programs for new graduates such as fellowships, honors programs, and judicial clerkships. 

Below are resources to conduct law firm research, view law firm profiles, and classified ads in New York and across the country, as well as obtain information about legal specialties and job search advice.

Government Resources

Federal

Application Process: Some federal positions require that an applicant form be submitted along with a resume and cover letter.  The specific job posting should indicate what form is required, if any.  To access all federal forms visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/infocenter/forms.asp#icc

Search Engines:  To access the official web page of all three branches of the federal government, as well as virtually every federal agency (such as: the EPA, HUD, as well as the Departments of Education, Energy, Defense, and Transportation) visit http://www.firstgov.gov

Loan Forgiveness - The Federal student loan repayment program permits agencies to repay Federally insured student loans as a recruitment or retention incentive for candidates or current employees of the federal government. For more information go to http://www.opm.gov/oca/pay/studentloan/index.asp

Job Sites:

·                Federal Government Honors Handbook - http://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm - To access the handbook, email us for the ID and password. Special Note: This is one of the BEST resources for accessing detailed application information about student and law graduate positions with the federal government.

New York State

Application Process: For employment in New York State as an Attorney for ANY New York State Agency, candidates must submit application form OC-APP, which can be downloaded here. <link to http://www.cs.state.ny.us/jobseeker>  Student should NOT submit this application until two (2) months prior to graduation.

New York State = http://www.state.ny.us to search N.Y.S. agencies or visit the Department of Labor to conduct a job search = http://www.labor.ny.gov/home

New York City = http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/

Internships in City and County Government - http://www.internships-usa.com - Go to the section called "internships for law students." Then click on the section called "internships" and you will find a section devoted to internships with city and county government.

Other States

State of New Jersey - http://www.state.nj.us/
State of Connecticut - http://www.state.ct.us/
State Search Engine - http://www.firstgov.gov/

Legal Publications

  • LawJobs Career Center - http://www.lawjobs.com - In addition to conducting a free search of classified ads nationwide, the Career Center provides news, legal surveys and many other resources.
  • New York Law Journal – http://www.nylj.com –contains numerous resources valuable to both students and alumni, including the classified ads and law firm profiles.

Practice Areas

Alternative Careers for Lawyers
Animal Rights Legal Advocacy
Aviation Law
Banking & Finance
Careers within Colleges & Universities
Careers as a Law Librarian
Computer & Technology Law
Criminal Justice
Elder Law
Employment & Labor Law
Entertainment Law
Environmental Law
Family Law
Health Law
Immigration Law
Intellectual Property
International Law
Medical Malpractice
Public Interest Law
Sports Law
Trial Advocacy 

Alternative Careers for Lawyers

A legal education is very broad and allows for employment in not only a traditional career, such as private practice, but also in a variety of “non-traditional” careers. The following web sites list organizations and relevant information about such careers, and some also include current job postings.

Animal Rights Advocacy

Aviation Law

Banking & Finance

Careers within Colleges & Universities

Careers as a Law Librarian

Computer & Technology Law

Criminal Justice

Elder Law

Employment & Labor Law

Entertainment Law

Environmental Law

Family Law

Health Law

Immigration Law

Intellectual Property

International Law

Medical Malpractice

Public Interest Law

 Sports Law

Trial Advocacy

Resources on Diversity

Resources for People with Disabilities

Salary Surveys

Stress Management Tools