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Touro Law Center Announces New 2009-2010 Alumni Fellowship Program

August 4, 2009

Central Islip, NY – Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center is proud to announce the 2009-2010 Alumni Fellowship Program. This program, designed to respond to the realities of the current legal job market, will give alumni who are waiting for job commitments or still seeking employment an opportunity to hone their research and writing skills under the supervision of experienced faculty members.

“We developed this program to help out our alumni in this difficult economic climate,” said Dean Lawrence Raful. “Many recent grads have had job offers deferred, others have received commitments that are contingent on passing the bar (for May grads this means waiting until November) and some have still not found positions. This program will provide valuable experience for those alumni who participate.”

Alumni Fellows will assist faculty by performing legal research, both for the preparation of their courses, as well as for their scholarly publications. For Legal Process professors, Alumni Fellows will help in researching writing assignments or drafting sample memoranda and might also perform other academic work, for example, abstracting faculty writings for electronic submission or doing legal research for the administration.

The positions are unpaid, but Alumni Fellows will earn valuable privileges beyond the legal experience, including use of the Gould Law Library (with public access Westlaw), free membership in the Alumni Association, free admission to Touro CLE programs after a certain number of hours of service, special discounts on alumni events, such as the Annual Winter Reception, special invitation to Touro events, and a Touro e-mail address and ID card.
Acceptance in the program is expected to be competitive. For more information, please e-mail or call Associate Dean Louise Harmon at (631) 761-7105.


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center has a new 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art law campus adjacent to and working with a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro’s new campus provides a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of nearly 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs as well as graduate law programs.

For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
(631) 761-7062
Fax (631) 761-7069