Thursday, September 20, 2007

CSO Hires Director of Employer Relations

Recently, the Career Services Office received approval from Dean Raful to fund a new position, Director of Employer Relations. In an ever increasingly competitive marketplace, more and more law schools are funding this type of position, which focuses on reaching out to employers in order to develop strong lines of communication. Touro Law Center is on the front lines of this movement.

Touro's new Director of Employer Relations, Margarett Williams, Esq., is a 2005 graduate of the law school and a member of the New York State Bar. Following graduation, Margarett practiced employment and matrimonial law. Prior to law school, she had a substantial career in human resources with Symbol Technologies, Inc. (now Motorola). Her business experience along with her legal background make Margarett a terrific fit for this position, and her love of Touro Law Center will make her an effective advocate for our students.

Margarett is presently meeting with students, faculty members, and administrators in order to arm herself with valuable information when she visits employers. Her mission is to meet with employers and establish ongoing relationships, so that when an employer is ready to hire an intern, summer associate, or post-graduate attorney, they will know to whom to turn. While she will certainly develop connections with students, her position will not focus on counseling. Rather, she will often be in the field, visiting several employers a day, and presenting how the amazing accomplishments of our students can be a benefit to employers.

Welcome aboard, Margarett!

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