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Touro Law to Host Public Interest/Government Career Fair

Annual Event to be Held February 5, 2013 for Touro Law Students and Alumni
December 18, 2012



Touro Law Center’s Office of Career Services in conjunction with the Public Advocacy Center will host the sixth annual Touro Law Public Interest/Government Career Fair on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 12:30 – 5:30 pm at the law school. More than 100 non-profit and government agencies were invited to participate in the event, most of which are Long Island organizations. The event is open to Touro Law students and alumni at no charge.

“This job fair is a great opportunity to demonstrate the depth and breadth of public interest and government jobs to the Touro Law community and has a proven record of success,” said Thomas Maligno, Director of Public Interest and Executive Director of the Public Advocacy Center at Touro Law. “Each year nearly 100 job offers, both permanent and summer, are offered to Touro Law students and alumni as a result.”

Touro Law offers financial aid, work study and Fellowship opportunities to students for public interest summer work. Therefore, many of the agencies who participate in the fair are able to hire students at no cost to the agency. “This is a real win-win for students looking to gain hands-on legal experience and agencies who do not have the budget for paid summer interns,” said Maligno. In addition, Loan Forgiveness information is available to those alumni who are pursuing careers in the public sector.

For more information about the Public Interest/Government Career Fair, please contact Thomas Maligno at (631) 761-7033 or by e-mail at tmaligno@tourolaw.edu.

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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/.



For more info contact:

Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
pattid@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7062