The Hispanic National Bar Association 2012 Scholarships

The Hispanic National Bar Association - NY Region is pleased to announce the 2012 scholarships for Latino law students. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2012.

All Latino students attending law school in New York are eligible to apply. The HNBA-NY Region will select recipients based on financial need and academic accomplishments. Scholarship recipients will be contacted directly by the HNBA-NY Region. The amount of the Scholarship Award is between $1,000-$1,500 (may vary):

All applicants must be law students in a JD degree program at an American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school.

All scholarship candidates must submit the required materials by June 15, 2012 to be considered (either submit the application by email by June 15th or post mark your application by June 15th).

Materials should be submitted to Gelvina Stevenson, at ges2017@med.cornell.edu or by mail to: Hispanic National Bar Association-NY Region Scholarship, c/o Weill Cornell Medical College, Office of University Counsel, 445 E 69th Street, New York, NY 10021.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of June 2012.

Application Requirements

1. Official Transcript. Please submit a copy of your latest official transcript.

2. Resume.

3. Personal Statement. A personal statement discussing your career goals, school and public interest/community activities, and any activities demonstrating your commitment to the Latino community.

4. Recommendation Letters. Optional. You have the option of also submitting up to two letters of recommendation. Letters should specifically comment on your academics, professional skills and/or public interest/community work.


Congratulations and Good Luck to the 2012 Graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2012! The Office of Student Services wishes all graduates the best of luck and a successful future.


Touro Law Center Welcomes New Dean

Touro Law Center Welcomes New Dean

Patricia E. Salkin, Renowned Legal Scholar, Named First Female Dean of Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Touro College & University System President and CEO, Dr. Alan Kadish, is pleased to announce that Patricia E. Salkin has been appointed the new dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. Salkin is a nationally known scholar and expert in land use planning and government ethics. She is currently the Associate Dean and Director of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School where she is also the Raymond & Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law.

For the complete press release, click on the following link: http://www.tourolaw.edu/News/NewsDetails.aspx?id=109.



The Michael Oshima Diversity Essay Competition was established in honor of Michael Oshima, an individual who dedicated much of his legal career to ensuring that our profession remains diverse and open to all people no matter their race, ethnic or national origin, sex or sexual orientation. Michael contributed countless hours to the betterment of the legal profession and he served on a number of bar committees, including as Chair of the Committee on Minorities in the Profession of the New York City Bar Association. The Committee on Minorities in the Profession is sponsoring this scholarship to honor the life and memory of such a worthy man.

The writing competition is an excellent opportunity for diverse students attending the 13 NYC area law schools to write a short, well thought out, opinion piece (no citations required) and be considered to win one of three monetary prizes and recognition from the NYC Bar Association. 

The essay competition application can also be found here: www.palsprogram.org/oshimawriting12

Applications are due: June 15, 2012.


Attention All Students: Good Luck on Your Final Exams

The Office of Student Services wishes you all the best on your final exams!