Touro Law Student Receives Scholarship from the PRBA

October 30, 2017

Touro Law student Christina M. Gutierrez, full-time student in her third year, has been awarded a scholarship from the Puerto Rican Bar Association. She was honored at the Bar Association’s 60th Year Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Gala on Friday, October 20, 2017 in New York City.

The prestigious award provides Ms. Gutierrez with a $10,000 scholarship for her studies at Touro Law.

Dean Harry Ballan stated, "Christina is a credit to the school and a source of pride to everyone who knows her. We congratulate her on this well-deserved award and wish her all the best in every future endeavor." 

Currently, Ms. Gutierrez works at the law firm of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP while finishing her last year of law school. She also volunteers in the law clinic, is president of the Latino American Law Students Association, and is active in the student body. In addition to law school and work, she is a proud wife and mom to a young son. 

“I am so honored to have received this scholarship from the Puerto Rican Bar Association,” stated Ms. Gutierrez. “I am proud to be a law student and representative of the Latino community. This scholarship validates my hard work and further motivates me so that I may use my degree to advocate for others.” 

Ms. Gutierrez hopes to become a litigator and intends to be a role model for young people and Latinas to look up to in the legal field.  


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 6,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs where students can earn a degree in 2, 3, 4 or 5 years and provides four areas of concentration. Touro Law offers several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates, including a new online LL.M. in Aging & Longevity Law. 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 College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, 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:

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