Fellowships and Work Study for Upper Class Students
FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIP & ACADEMIC SUPPORT
THE THOMAS AND CYNTHIA ROSICKI DISABILITY FUND
This fund was established in 2013 by Touro Law Center alumnus Thomas Rosicki ’97 and his wife Cynthia. The Fund is to be utilized as needed to meet reasonable accommodations for one or more students with a disability. At the discretion of the Law Center, interest income of the Fund can be utilized as a scholarship for a deserving student with a disability.
SUMMER FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Touro Law Center offers funding for summer fellowships on a competitive basis. The deadline for applications is in March each year. Unless otherwise specified, all Fellowships are awarded at $4,000 for the summer and acceptance of the Fellowship funds is contingent upon the students’ continuing their studies at Touro Law Center. Some of the Fellowships that were awarded during the Summer of 2015 are listed below.
THE FANNIE AND SAMUEL GLICKSTEIN MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP
Dean Emeritus Howard A. Glickstein established this fellowship in honor of his parents, Fannie and Samuel Glickstein. This fellowship is designed to encourage public interest employment by awarding a summer Public Interest Law Fellowship to a qualified student who demonstrates a clear passion for public interest work.
JUDGE SOL WACHTLER VETERANS SUMMER PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIP
The North Shore-LIJ Health System endowed a “Judge Sol Wachtler Veterans Summer Public Interest Fellowship”. The interest income of endowment would be used to provide an annual Summer Public Interest Fellowship to a Touro Law student who wishes to participate in the work of the Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic at Touro Law – or in another summer placement explicitly working with veterans to address the legal needs that arise from psychiatric or psychosocial issues arising from their military service.
THE DELL AND DEAN SUMMER PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FELLOWSHIP
The Dell & Dean Summer Public Interest Law Fellowship was established by Joseph G. Dell, Esq. and Christopher R. Dean, Esq. for Summer 2017. The Public Interest Law Fellowship Subcommittee will make the selection of the recipient of the Dell & Dean Summer Public Interest Law Fellowship. The Subcommittee will select a student who has a demonstrated record of public service from the pool of applicants for the Public Interest Law Fellowships. The Dean of the Law School will acknowledge the selection of the Fellow to Joseph G. Dell, Esq.
LONG ISLAND HISPANIC BAR EQUITY FELLOWSHIP
The Long Island Hispanic Bar Association Community Service Fund and Bethpage Federal Credit Union created this summer Public Interest Law Fellowship for a member of the Touro Law Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) to work in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. The selected candidate should be bilingual, have an interest in pursuing a career as a district attorney, have ties to Long Island or the Long Island Hispanic community and have performed community service in the Hispanic community.
TOURO LAW CENTER SUMMER PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FELLOWSHIP (PILF)
Based on funds raised at the Annual Public Interest Auction in March, Touro Law Center awards summer Public Interest Law Fellowships. Each year the Law Center offers about 13 PILF fellowships based on the success of the auction.
SUMMER FEDERAL WORK STUDY PROGRAM
This program is available to all returning upper-class students who are eligible to participate in the Federal Work Study Program. Traditionally summer legal intern positions in the various District Attorneys’ offices, courts and government agencies, as well as not-for-profit agencies such as Legal Aid, ACLU, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, etc. are unpaid. The Federal Work-Study summer program affords students the opportunity to take prestigious summer legal intern positions to gain necessary “real life” work experience, build their resumes, and network while moving forward to permanent job placement. This program also helps to off-set loan debt since students do not have to borrow additional funds to cover commuter and work-related expenses. The pay rate is $13 per hour for a maximum 30-hour work week. Work study funds are allocated on a first-come, first serve basis and a waiting list is maintained. An email announcement is sent with instructions for applying.
*In no event may scholarship awards exceed the cost of tuition for an academic year.