- Government entities, from prosecutor and public defender offices to federal, state and local government agencies
- Public interest groups, not-for-profit organizations which represent disadvantaged or under-represented communities
Government and public interest employers prefer to hire law school graduates who have experience in – as well as a demonstrated commitment to and passion for – the areas of practice they focus on and the clients they serve. Touro Law students have ample opportunity to establish themselves as dedicated government or public interest law students.
In fact, Touro Law Center is the first law school in the country to dedicate a portion of its building to house, public interest organizations that work on a variety of legal problems in our community. The William Randolph Hearst Public Advocacy Center is home to approximately 12 public interest organizations. Each agency receives a below-market office in exchange for a promise to use Touro Law students to help them with their legal work. This is an extraordinary opportunity for students to work one-on-one with attorneys and their clients in cutting-edge public interest practices right on campus. These opportunities are often eligible for academic credit or work-study funding through the Financial Aid Office.
For more information, contact Tom Maligno, Executive Director of the Public Advocacy Center and Director of Public Interest at firstname.lastname@example.org or (631) 761-7033.