SALT-12 Months of Diversity Opportunities

How to Use this Resource:
The following is a comprehensive listing of diversity scholarships, clerkships, mentorships, internships, conventions and job fairs available to law students. The definition of what constitutes a diverse applicant varies significantly among the various opportunities. Often the opportunities are specific to persons of a particular racial, ethnic, religious or socio-economic background, women, or persons that identify as LGBT. However, just as often, opportunities are available to persons who are advancing the cause of diversity within their community, without regard to the individual’s own diversity status, or to persons that have faced adversity and thereby have a diverse perspective on life and the practice of law.

The opportunities are arranged according to the due date for submission of application materials so any opportunities that are interesting to you should be explored well in advance of the month in which they are listed. Any questions about these opportunities can be directed to the sponsoring organization or to your Career Development Office advisor.


Pro Bono Opportunity for Touro Law Students

Excellent Pro Bono opportunity for students (including first year students). On Thursday August 29th at 5:30 in room 209 PILOT and Touro Law’s Public Advocacy Center will host a training for students interested in becoming LawHelp/Live Help volunteers.

LawHelp/NY is a website designed to assist low-income New Yorkers solve their legal problems. LiveHelp is an online, real-time chat service where volunteers direct users towards relevant self-help materials, legal assistance organizations and court information. LiveHelp volunteers provide a simple, straightforward opportunity to help people in crisis. Through this project you can  assist low income New Yorkers find legal information and a referral to a legal services organization. Engage in simultaneous live chat in English and Spanish with visitors to the LawHelp/NY website.

For the past 5 years Touro Law students have been volunteering to be a part of this project that only requires you to be on-line for a few hours a week. This means you can do this pro bono project from home or school or anywhere you are connected to the internet!! Students do not give legal advice but offer helpful information. This is an excellent way to learn about how the New York legal system operates and at the same time help people.  Please contact Tom Maligno with any questions at thomasm@tourolaw.edu or (631) 761-7033.


Delta Theta Phi, Touro Chapter Presented with Several Awards

Touro Law alumnus Robert Mitchell '13 and student Melissa Eisenberg of the Fuchsberg Senate of Delta Theta Phi, attended the fraternity's national Biennial Convention & Leadership Conference in Minneapolis this past week. Touro Law won many key awards including:

Most Outstanding Senate of the Fraternity in the Nation
Most Outstanding Reactivation of the Fraternity in the Nation
Most Outstanding Student of the Fraternity in the Nation
Most Outstanding Professor of the Fraternity in the Nation (Dan Subotnik)

Congratulations to the fraternity and to Professor Dan Subotnik.


Intern Needed

Law Student Intern Needed

The New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on Gun Violence is currently seeking a 2L or 3L with excellent research and writing skills to assist the task force.

The intern will be required to search for any and all legislative committee reports that discuss/address legislative bills related to interstate and intrastate gun issues, any laws or action items, and any legislative history that may describe the problems associated with interstate and intrastate gun sales, trafficking, etc.

Please forward your resume and a writing sample to the attention of Earamichia Brown, Co-Chair of Task Force on Gun Violence at enb.esq@verizon.net. The due date to apply is August 9th, 2013.  The assignment and accompanying research will be due by September 22, 2013.

Check out the Career Services Symplicity/Jacob site for the full posting and details.