Public Service

While most Touro Law graduates choose to work in private law firms, many choose employment in public service. Public service comprises work with:
  • 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 open a public interest law center. 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. These opportunities are often eligible for academic credit or work-study funding through the Financial Aid Office.