Touro Law Student Tatiana Medina Receives Prestigious NYSBA Internship

April 11, 2016

Touro Law Center is pleased to announce that Tatiana Medina has been selected as a NYSBA Kenneth G. Standard Intern. She will be working in the in-house counsel department of Salesforce.com, the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and the world’s #1CRM that empowers companies to connect with customers in a new way.

“Tatiana is an outstanding student with an excellent work ethic and is known for being a thoughtful and active member of the Touro Law community. It is no surprise that the selection committee recognized these qualities and attributes in her and believe in her ability,” stated Dean Patricia Salkin. “I am thrilled that she received this prestigious honor and know that she will be an excellent ambassador for Touro Law while working as a NSYBA Kenneth Standard Intern.”

Ms. Medina, a 2nd year, full time student, grew up in a family with a single immigrant parent and was inspired at an early age to support others and make a difference in the lives of those around her who needed help. She has held legal internships since high school, including an internship at Albany Family Court. Last summer she worked for New York Life Insurance Company in the Office of the General Counsel and was invited to continue working there for the academic year. Currently, she is interning at the NYS Court of Appeals for the Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Ms. Medina says, “I look forward to both contributing and learning this summer as a legal associate intern at Salesforce. I chose Salesforce because it is a progressive company with a unique culture and strong commitment to philanthropy. I am excited about the invaluable legal experience I will gain that will benefit me as I pursue my legal career in corporate law.”

The Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship Program selects several diverse law students to apply for summer internships in corporate law departments with New York State based companies or organizations. This committee has also set up a mentoring program for internship alumni. The program has had 54 interns since it was established in 2006. 2014 was the 9th year of the Corporate Counsel Section’s Kenneth G. Standard Internship Program, which focuses on identifying and supporting in-house internship opportunities for law students from a diverse range of backgrounds. The program is named in honor of former Association president, Kenneth Standard, and his commitment to initiatives aimed at increasing diversity in the legal profession. Through its Diversity Internship Committee, the Corporate Counsel Section is one of a very few number of sections that has produced a program of this nature. 

Erica Edwards-O’Neal, Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development and Director of Diversity and Inclusion stated, “Tatiana is deserving of this honor. She remains on a path for success both in law school and upon graduation. I see bright things in her future.”

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Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art law school 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 650 and an alumni base of more than 6,000, 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 Law’s newly implemented Portals to Practice is a cutting-edge, experiential learning program that reconceives and restructures the law school experience. Portals to Practice expands the scope and quality of legal education by focusing on the development of legal professionals, from pre-law through post-graduation. 

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 College has 29 branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus; 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: http://www.touro.edu/news/.

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

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