Touro Law Welcomes New Career Counselor
Jean Delisle ’10 Hired as New Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development
April 10, 2017
Touro Law Center Dean Harry Ballan is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean Delisle ’10 as Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development. In this role, Delisle will work with students and alumni in securing internships, externships, clerkships, fellowships and full-time and post-graduate employment. She will provide career counseling and planning as well as plan informational career development programs and events.
Dean Ballan stated, “Jean brings a winning combination of intellect, experience and enthusiasm for the legal profession that will translate to success in this role. Having graduated from Touro Law herself, she is already a member of our family. We are so glad to have her working with our students and our alumni to realize their potential.”
Delisle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rutgers University and her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Touro Law Center. While in law school, she was published in the Touro Law Review and served on its editorial staff. As a student, she was also a member of the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association and interned at the firm Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath, & Cannavo PC in Manhattan.
Prior to attending law school, Delisle spent approximately 10 years in healthcare where she worked in public relations and marketing for a community hospital. After law school, she clerked for Hon. James M. Catterson in the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department drafting judicial opinions and motion decisions. She then joined Smith, Finkelstein, Lundberg, Isler and Yakaboski, LLP, a general practice and litigation firm in Riverhead, New York. During her tenure with the firm, she represented clients in a wide variety of areas including municipal, land use, real estate, matrimonial, family, landlord/tenant, banking and education law. Delisle is admitted to practice in the State of New York and United States District Court, Eastern District of New York and is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association.
Assistant Dean for the Office of Career and Professional Development Jim Montes said, “Jean is a welcome addition to our office and law school. She adds a new dimension to the Office with her experience as a judicial clerk and we look forward to her contributions and welcome her enthusiasm and expertise.”
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law 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 experience for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law is dedicated to providing hands-on learning that enables students to gain experience while offering much-needed legal services in the community.
Touro Law, which has an alumni base of more than 6,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs where students can earn a degree in 2, 3, 4 or 5 years and provides four areas of concentration. Touro Law offers several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates, including a new online LL.M. in Aging & Longevity Law. 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 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/news/.
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