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Touro Law Student Awarded Prestigious Diversity Internship

1L Grisell Hernandez is Recipient of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Diversity & Inclusion Summer Legal Internship
April 30, 2012



Grisell Hernandez, a first-year, full time student, is a recipient of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Diversity & Inclusion Summer Legal Internship.

“This is the first time a Touro Law student has earned this distinguished honor,” said Margarett Williams, Asst. Dean of Career Services. “It is a very impressive honor and a great opportunity for Grisell to gain excellent hands-on experience this summer. We are all proud of her achievements.”

The Bristol-Myers Squibb paid summer internship program was created for law students who are interested in experiencing the practice of law within a corporate law department. The company’s goal is to offer valuable career development opportunities to law students by providing client- and customer-focused assignments under the supervision of various members of our legal staff.

Recipients of this internship must have excellent academic credentials and communication skills and possess outstanding interpersonal skills. Eight qualified students will be placed in various areas of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Law and Compliance & Ethics Departments based on their academic background and perusal interest.

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Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles and Touro University Worldwide as separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/media/.


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