Touro Law Center's Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications is proud to announce that Christopher Clarke ’10 has been selected as the alum of the month for October 2012. Mr. Clarke was a member of the Touro Law Review and has recently been appointed to serve on the Nassau County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Task Force. His accomplished career highlighted in the bio below. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Christopher Clarke.
Christopher J. Clarke earned his Juris Doctor from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2010 and earned his undergraduate degree from Skidmore College in 2002. Mr. Clarke is currently an associate with the law firm of Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP located in Garden City. His practice encompasses the areas of commercial litigation and trusts and estates. Mr. Clarke is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
During his law school career, Mr. Clarke was a member of Touro Law Review, and his honors included Dean's List, the CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Process I, and the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence, for his participation in Touro's Mortgage Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Clinic. Working under a student practice order in the Mortgage Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Clinic, Mr. Clarke was able to assist people in restructuring their mortgages under the Home Affordable Modification Program implemented at the height of the United State's housing crisis. He also participated in Touro Law's Judicial Clerkship Externship, which provides students with "the opportunity to observe the confidential workings of a court and to experience litigation from a judge's perspective."1 Mr. Clarke served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Leonard D. Wexler of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. In addition, he served as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Bruce D. Alpert of the New York Supreme Court, Nassau County, Law Clerk at the Town of Hempstead Attorney’s Office and part-time Law Clerk with the law offices of Cooke & Clarke. Mr. Clarke learned early on in his law school career, that the key to being a successful law student and future attorney is to take advantage of all the valuable resources offered by the law school.
Mr. Clarke is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA) and was recently appointed to serve on its Pro Bono Task Force, which was commissioned with the task of studying Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's new bar admission requirement to complete 50 hours of pro bono service prior to admittance to practice as an attorney in New York. As a result of his appointment to the NCBA Pro Bono Task Force, Mr. Clarke was asked to study the pro bono policies of comparable sized law firms on Long Island in order to implement a pro bono initiative at his firm. Mr. Clarke is also a member of the American and New York State Bar