Each month, Touro Law Center’s Alumni and Development Office recognizes one outstanding
alum for his or her contribution to the legal field, service to the law school,
or other outstanding achievement. If you would like to nominate a fellow alum, please
contact Jackie Doudu-Burbridge, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations at 631.761.7063
or via e-mail.
Touro Law Center is proud to announce Erica Edwards O’Neal, Class of 1999 as Alumna of the Month for June 2016!
Erica Edwards-O'Neal, Esq. is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and a Senior Director of Career Services at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She provides leadership and training on matters relating to valuing diversity, cultural competence, and the embedding of effective diversity and inclusion practices for the law school. Erica organizes pipeline programming with high school and college students, coordinates diversity internships and fellowships, and collaborates with affinity groups, the law school community and legal employers to promote diversity. She has also conducted research on, provided training in and presented on cultural competence and diversity related matters across the country.
Erica works with both students and alumni in preparing job search materials, developing a career plan and to enhance professional development skills including effective communication and interview techniques, leadership development and professionalism. She organizes and delivers programs for students throughout the academic year including interview boot camps and special abbreviate career counseling programming for the evening student.
Erica is a member of the Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association, National Association of Law Placement Professionals, Suffolk County Women's Bar, New York City Bar’s Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers, The Metropolitan Black Bar Association, The National Bar Association and is a member of both the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and the New York City Bar Association’s Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committee. She has also served on the Boards of several organizations, including Girls Inc., Urban League/Dowling College GEARUP College Preparatory Program, and Suffolk County Community Council.
Erica travels nationally on behalf of Touro Law to attend seminars, deliver lectures and work recruitment and pipeline events. Her influence in the lives of Touro Law students, the Touro Law community and beyond is far reaching.