Touro Law Veterans' Clinic Director To Attempt World Record

Touro Law Veterans' Clinic Director To Attempt World Record

July 10, 2019

Touro Law’s Veterans’ & Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic Director Chad Lennon ‘15 will be attempting a Guinness World Record to raise money for a charitable cause. On Saturday, July 27th at 8am, Lennon will drag a 400 pound chain for 1 mile as fast as he can in order to raise funds and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund. If he completes the feat in under 90 minutes, he will set a world record. The event will take place outside of Gridiron Gym located at 94 Union Street, Mineola. 

The Semper Fi Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity that provides assistance to ill and catastrophically injured service members and their families. The charity applies your donations to comprehensive, proven programs that deliver immediate and long-lasting impact. Further, they ensure Service members have the resources they need during their recovery and throughout transition back to their communities.  An anonymous donor as agreed to match funds raised through this effort up to $5000. 

Lennon is currently a Major in the Marine Corps Reserves and previously held the billets of platoon commander, Battalion assistant operations officer, production officer, detachment commander, Company Executive Officer, Intelligence Operations and Plans Officer at Headquarters Marine Corps in the Pentagon, and currently the Intelligence Officer at 4th Reconnaissance Battalion. He received the Purple Heart Medal and Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010.

As Director of Touro Law’s Veterans’ & Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic, he supervises students and provides instruction in substantive law and procedure relevant to the clinic’s work and the necessary lawyering skills. The clinic primarily represents homeless, at-risk and sheltered U.S. armed forces veterans in matters that will remove barriers to their reentry into the community, in areas such as landlord-tenant, housing and employment discrimination, debt  and collection, bankruptcy, credit repair, traffic tickets, warrants, driver license restoration, child support modifications, expunging criminal records, discharge review and upgrade proceedings, and minor criminal matters heard in specialized veterans treatment courts.

All are encouraged to show up, cheer for Chad and donate to the cause. For additional information, please contact Chad Lennon at (631) 761-7474.

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Touro Law, which has an alumni base of more than 6,500, offers full- and part-time J.D. 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 Program combining online and on campus learning. Touro Law offers several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US 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 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: http://www.touro.edu/news/.

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

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