Monday, February 25, 2013

Touro Law Center Student Awarded Monroe County Bar Association's Rochester Diversity Clerkship

Congratulations to Touro Law Center student Christopher Dor, who was awarded the Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship through the Monroe County Bar Association.  This summer, Christopher will be working at Underberg & Kessler.  Congratulations, Christopher! 

Touro Law Center's Institute for Business, Law & Technology Offers Students Training in Hot Practice Areas

The Institute for Business, Law and Technology (IBLT) at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center is dedicated to advancing the state of understanding about the intersection of technology, business, and the law both within and beyond the law school. Its mission is to improve the understanding of the legal issues of basic and developing technologies integral to the technology-driven business communities of manufacturing, electronic commerce, and high technology. 

IBLT is well situated to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to participate in today's hot practice areas in business law and technology.

The Association of Corporate Counsel surveyed over 1,100 of the corporate Chief Legal Officers in the country about what the most important legal issues facing them today and likely to face them tomorrow, and the results are interesting  Almost uniformly, the CLOs identified the same three issues:  ethics and compliance, regulatory or government changes, and information privacy. "Data breaches and protection, however, moved up in importance for the coming year. While 68 percent said it was important over the last 12 months, 72 percent said it will be important to them over the next 12 months."

"Legal departments are still 'stretched thin' for resources, says [ACC CEO and president Veta] Richardson, but the survey did demonstrate 'some improvement in terms of the inside staffing measure.'   According to the results, 'nearly half of respondents’ law departments hired new staff over the past 12 months.' And among that group, 83 percent of departments hired in-house lawyers when they hired new staff. Another 64 percent of GCs said their law departments created new positions in the last year."

For more information about the survey, go here.

NYC Bar's Diversity Fellowship Program Awards Summer Jobs to Touro Law Center Students

Congratulations to Touro Law Center students Jeanine Joseph and Aliza Anwar for being awarded summer jobs through the New York City Bar Association's Diversity Fellowship Program.  Jeanine was placed with Perkins Coie and Aliza was placed with the New York City Law Department.  Great jobs!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

ABA Law Student Division: 2013 Spring Meeting

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Central Park Five: A Film and Panel Discussion

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

National LGBT Bar Association Prudential Summer Fellowship Program

The National LGBT Bar Association is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated first-year law student.  Through this partnership, the National LGBT Bar Association will select a student to join the 2013 summer law intern class at Prudential for a 10-week internship at Prudential’s offices, for a stipend of approximately $10,000.  Internship positions will be located in the New Jersey tri-state area. A position may also be available in Dallas, TX. 

The application deadline is March 13, 2013.

For more information, go here.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The 6th Annual Touro Law Public Interest / Government Career Fair

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