Thursday, July 10, 2008

Two Touro Law Students
Receive Coveted Positions

Equal Justice Works announced its 2008 Summer Corps members, and two Touro Law Center students joined this select group:

Patrick Magee, City Bar Justice Center, New York, NY, (Housing/Homelessness)


Kera Murphy, Empire Justice Center, Central Islip, NY, (Public Benefits)

This year's Summer Corps members represent 125 Equal Justice Works law schools. These 350 first- and second-year law students will each receive a $1,000 AmeriCorps education award voucher upon completion of a minimum of 300 hours of summer service at a nonprofit public interest organization. Summer Corps members will provide critically needed legal assistance to low-income and underserved communities in 38 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Summer Corps members gain first-hand experience and legal skills in areas such as client intake, individual representation, research and writing.

Summer Corps members are engaged with a broad range of issues, including civil rights, community economic development, death penalty, disability rights, housing, domestic violence, education, public benefits and workers' rights. For more information about the Summer Corps program, go here.

Congratulations to Patrick and Kera!!

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