Five Touro Law Students Selected to Participate in the Nassau County Bar Association’s COVID-19 Law Student Pro Bono Program

July 22, 2020

Dean Elena B. Langan is pleased to announce that five Touro Law students have been selected to participate in the Nassau County Bar Association’s (NCBA) COVID-19 Law Student Pro Bono Program. Participating students include Gabrielle Costa, Yasmine Dieudonne, Chiara Haueter, Lovashni Khalikaprasad, and Siara Ossa.

“I am confident that the students in this program are serving as excellent ambassadors for our law school while assisting community members in need as a result of the pandemic,” stated Dean Langan. “The pandemic has created significant legal problems for many individuals and business owners in areas including bankruptcy, employment law, landlord tenant issues, and more. The NCBA’s effort to respond and include law students in their work is commendable.”

The program offers law students opportunities to gain hands-on experience as they assist NCBA COVID-19 Community Response Task Force Volunteer Attorneys in providing free legal consultations to local residents and small business owners. The program provides a substantive educational experience and introduces law students to the benefits of NCBA membership. Law students engage in a variety of lawyering tasks, including client intake, interviewing, fact analysis, legal research, document drafting and client counseling. Throughout, there will be an emphasis on the importance of providing high-quality, ethical representation in the context of limited-scope legal assistance.

Students in the program can apply the hours to their pro bono graduation requirement. Since our founding in 1980, Touro Law Center has been committed to providing a quality legal education that encourages students to examine the moral goals of the law while promoting social justice and community service. Today, Touro Law strongly stands as a leader in promoting the moral and ethical responsibilities of the profession.

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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 6,500, offers full- and part-time JD programs where students can earn a degree in 2, 3 or 4 years and provides four areas of concentration Additionally, Touro offers a hybrid, four-year FlexTime JD Program combining online and on campus learning. Touro Law offers several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for U.S. and foreign law graduates. 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 has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; 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: www.touro.edu/news

 

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