Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In the Spotlight: Touro Law Center Revson Fellow Andrew Bernstein

The September 2010 issue of the National Jurist profiles Touro Law Center student Andrew Bernstein. Check out this great article here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Panel Presentation on an Alternative Career: Compliance

The New York City Bar Association Presents:

Careers in Compliance: Consider the Possibilities

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 6:30 PM

This panel will provide practicing attorneys and newly admitted attorneys with information about the wide variety of compliance positions available in the legal marketplace. Attorneys from various industries, including media and financial services, will share information about their day-to-day activities and the various steps they took to become specialists in their current fields of practice.

MICHELE MOORMAN, Manager of Professional Development, White & Case LLP

RANDI J. ROBERTS, Vice President, Compliance, NBC Universal, Inc.
DIONNE A. THOMAS, Vice President & Compliance Manager, JPMorgan Chase

Sponsored by:
Committee on Career Advancement and Management, Carroll Welch, Chair

Registration is necessary. The fee is $15 for members (register here), $25 for non-members (register here).

Monday, September 20, 2010

HNBA - Prudential Fellowship Program

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful fellowship opportunity to a highly-motivated recent law school graduate. Through this partnership, HNBA will select a recent law school graduate to join the Prudential Law Department as the HNBA-Prudential Law Fellow. Eligible candidates are 2009 or 2010 law school graduates. Deferred associates or other individuals with pending offers from a law firm or other employer are not eligible. The top three finalists selected for an interview at the Prudential headquarters in Newark, NJ will be eligible for travel expense reimbursement.

The Fellow will work full-time for 18 months in Prudential's Newark, NJ, offices beginning on December 1, 2010. During this time, the fellow may work in up to three Law Department divisions, which may include the Insurance, Investments, Litigation/Regulatory, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits and International divisions. The Fellow will be paid an annual salary of US$60,000 with benefits. Employment and compensation is determined and provided solely by Prudential. The Fellow will be expected to seek employment outside of the Prudential Law Department after the end of the fellowship.

The Fellow's responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following: executing legal transactions; securing, preparing, drafting, and processing legal documents; undertaking legal research; litigation support; and other special projects. The Fellow shall assist attorneys in providing legal advice to internal clients on a daily basis.


Member of HNBA
Minimum law school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
Possess financial or business-related experience or interest
Excellent verbal and writing abilities
Strong conceptual thinking and analytical skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work and think independently
Forward thinking ability with a risk management perspective
Strong ethics
Ability to multitask
Ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels
Received a J.D. or LL.M from an ABA-accredited law school in 2009 or 2010
Admission to a state bar. Alternatively, bar admission pending results from a bar exam is acceptable; however, such status may result in a conditional or delayed offer based upon bar admission results.

How to Apply

To apply, you must submit a cover letter, resume, a list of three references, two writing samples, and a copy of your transcript via e-mail and mail to:

Miguel Alexander Pozo
Lowenstein Sandler PC
65 Livingston Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068

Please write "Prudential Fellowship" in the subject line of all correspondence. All materials must be received by September 30, 2010. Finalists must be available to participate in phone interviews between October 11 and 15, 2010. A finalist shall be selected and notified by November 1, 2010.

Nassau County Bar Association Launches New Legal Career Center

The Nassau County Bar Association, the largest suburban bar in the country, recently announced its newest offering to Long Island lawyers — a Web-based career center that connects job seekers with prospective employers in the legal community. The new job board is available to NCBA members as well as all members of the public looking for employment as lawyers, paralegals, secretaries, office help, etc.

NCBA’s Career Center includes:

· a highly targeted focus on employment opportunities in all aspects of the legal sector on Long Island, plus New York City and the tri-state area;

· anonymous resume posting and job application to allow job candidates to stay connected to the employment market while maintaining full control over their confidential information; and

· an advanced Job Alert system that notifies candidates of new opportunities matching their own pre-selected criteria

To visit the NCBA Career Center, log onto the and click “NCBA Career Center.” Once there you can immediately post your resume or a job opening. For additional information, please contact the Bar, 516-747-4070 or

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Touro Law Center Alumni-Student "Speed Networking" Event

Are you a little nervous walking up to someone in a professional setting and introducing yourself? Don't worry, most people are. This event, however, will help you overcome those nerves and let you begin to master important networking skills in an atmosphere which is supportive and fun. Additional information on how to RSVP will be annoounced as the time draws near. We hope you attend! (If you are an alum and would like to attend, contact Kris Matthews, Director of Alumni Relations.)

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