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Public Interest Job Fair to be Held at Touro Law on February 8, 2011


January 4, 2011



Central Islip, NY – Touro Law Center will host the fourth annual Touro Law Public Interest and Government Career Fair to be held on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 from 2:00 – 7:00 pm. More than 100 non-profit and government agencies have been invited to participate in the event, most of which are Long Island organizations. Last year, more than 100 offers of employment, both permanent and summer, were made to Touro Law students and alumni at the fair.

“This job fair is a great opportunity for Touro Law students and alumni to learn about a wide variety of public interest work opportunities available to them while assisting interested agencies in finding qualified assistance,” said Thomas Maligno, Director of Public Interest and Executive Director of the Public Advocacy Center at Touro Law. “The job fair has proven to be an overwhelming success for all involved and we look forward to another successful event this year.”

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 pubic 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.

For more information, 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.

Touro is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was established in 1971 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. More than 18,000 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, are separately accredited institutions governed in common by the same Board of Trustees as Touro College.


For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
pattid@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7062
Fax (631) 761-7069