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.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Alternate Dispute Resolution Society’s Intra-School Client Counseling Competition

**Volunteer judges and clients needed**

On Thursday, October 7, the Touro Law Center Alternative Dispute Resolution Society will hold their intra school Client Counseling Competition from 5:30 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m. at the Law School in Central Islip. The Client Counseling Competition provides students with an opportunity to develop the skills they will utilize in practice. The Competition simulates a law office consultation in which two person law student teams, acting as attorneys, are presented with a client matter. The students conduct an interview with a person playing the role of the client and then explain to the client how they would recommend proceeding further in the hypothetical situation. Each team is given forty-five minutes to conduct a client interview and a post-interview self analysis. While the judges are present during the interview and self-analysis, they do not interact with the students teams. The teams are judged on ten different criteria including, understanding the client’s goals and objectives, problem analysis, effective counseling, the client’s informed choice, and post interview reflection.

We hope you will be able to join us as a judge or client for the Client Counseling Competition. Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kristin Matthews at (631) 761-7063 or e-mail to

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Alumni Mentor Program- Volunteer Alumni Mentors Needed

You can learn a lot in a classroom, but not how it feels to actually practice as an attorney day-to-day. Our Mentor Programs are designed to provide students with an opportunity to meet our outstanding alumni and learn about an area of law they are interested in pursuing to expands a student's legal education.

We are currently recruiting alumni volunteers for both our Upper Division Alumni-Student Mentor program and our Alumni-Student First-Year Mentor program. Both programs match students with practicing attorneys based on area(s) of practice and student interest. Please click here to view the Mentor Program Brochure which outlines both programs.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor for a student, please contact Kristin Matthews at (631)761-7061 or

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Violet E. Samuels '99 Named September Alum of the Month

     Touro Law Center's Office of Development, Alumni Relations, and Communications if proud to announce that Violet Samuels has been selected as the alum of the month for September. Ms. Samuels is a leader in her profession, was an active member of the Touro Law community while attending law school, and remains engaged with the law school through the Alumni Council and Alumni Mentor programs. Her accomplished career is highlighted in the bio below. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Ms. Samuels.
     Violet Samuels attended Borough of Manhattan Community College from 1977-1980, where she graduated with an AAS with honors. In the summer of 1980, she entered City College, School of nursing where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1983. She received her Masters in Nursing Administration from New York University in 1990.
     Ms. Samuels worked as a Registered Nurse in multiple units and intensive care units in New York Hospital Cornel Medical from 1983 to 1999. She also worked full time (12-hour shifts), every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as a Burn Nurse in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at New York Hospial Cornel Medical from 1995-1999.
     In January 1989, she started a home care nurse's agency which operated as an employment agency for health care professionals. To date, the agency sent out over 2000 health care workers. In 2005, she suspended services in the agency due to construction which went over schedule.
     While attending Touro Law School as a part-time day student, Ms. Samuels was a member of the Touro Law Review and was the PDP teaching assistant for Professor Post's Contracts II class. She was also the LEAP teaching assistant for Criminal Law.

To read Ms. Samuels full bio, please click here

Thursday, September 2, 2010

2010 Boot Camp: Basic Training for Lawyers

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 1 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, September 16, 2010 1 PM - 5:30 PM

This New York City Bar Association Program will address job search skills, communication skills, legal drafting, law practice technology and other important topics. (Touro Law Center is a sponsoring law school entitling our students and alumni to attend this program free of charge - registration is required.

To register for this great program, to be held at the NYC Bar Association (42 West 44th Street New York, NY), please visit

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Unemployed/Underemployed Lawyers Group at the Nassau County Bar Association

On Wednesday, September 15th at 12:30 p.m., the Lawyer Assistance Program Committee is sponsoring a meeting of the Unemployed/Underemployed Lawyers Group, discussing current employment challenges. There is no fee to participate, and an optional buffet lunch is available at a modest cost. For further information, please visit