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Annual Public Interest Job Fair to be Held at Touro Law on February 25, 2014


February 12, 2014

Touro Law Center will host its Seventh Annual Touro Law Public Interest/Government Career Fair on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. More than 250 non-profit and government agencies have been invited to participate in the event, most of which are Long Island organizations. Last year, more than 50 offers of employment, both permanent and summer, were made to Touro Law students and alumni at the fair. This year, organizations will also be hiring student externs, allowing students to gain valuable experience while gaining academic credit throughout a semester.

“This job fair has proven to be successful for participating agencies as well as Touro Law students and alumni,” said Dean Patricia Salkin. “We look forward to another robust fair this year resulting in many well-matched opportunities.”

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. In addition, Loan Forgiveness information is available to those alumni who are pursuing careers in the public sector. This past summer, in a climate when job opportunities for law students were became increasingly more difficult to find, Touro Law proudly offered fellowships and work study opportunities to 140 students who expressed interest in working in the public sector.

Touro Law students and alumni should plan to meet employers and have resumes ready to distribute at the fair. For more information, please contact Robin Nackman, Director of Employer Relations at (631) 761-7048 or by e-mail at rnackman@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. 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/.

For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
pattid@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7062