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Christopher Dor Awarded Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship


February 26, 2013



First year, full-time student Christopher Dor has been selected to receive the prestigious Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship. Through this clerkship, he will spend the summer working at Underberg & Kessler.

Dean Salkin stated, “I am really proud of Christopher. He is a standout student and has done exceptionally well in his first year at Touro Law. I am confident that the attorneys at Underberg & Kessler will be as impressed with him as we are.”

Christopher Dor, from Syracuse, NY, has always wanted to work in a profession where he could help people. While working in the office of the Dean at the University at Buffalo, he learned firsthand the versatility of a law degree and decided to pursue a legal education.

“My first year at Touro Law has been amazing,” said Christopher Dor. “Everything I am learning is new and exciting. I am looking forward to working at Underberg & Kessler. They are a firm that has many different specialties and I’m excited to learn as much as I can while putting to use legal skills and knowledge I have honed thus far.”

The Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program is co-sponsored by the MCBA (through its Diversity Committee), the Rochester Black Bar Association (RBBA), and the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA). This program seeks to increase diversity in the legal profession in the Rochester area by attracting qualified first-year law students from historically under-represented groups within the legal profession, including racial and ethnic minorities, to work in paid positions with Rochester area law firms and other legal employers.

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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. New York Medical College, Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division are 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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