At Touro Law Center, we give our students the edge in developing legal skills and experience they need to apply theory in the real world. At the Career Services Office, we give employers every opportunity to get to know our students and graduates better and identify those candidates who best fit their firm, agency, or organization. Please click on the links to the left to post a job with us, learn about our annual on-campus recruiting programs, and speak with our Director of Employer Relations.
New York State Department of Labor Requirements
We have been advised by the New York State Department of Labor that for-profit employers must pay students at least minimum wage unless a student is taking the job for academic credit.
Touro Law Center Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of Touro Law Center to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation in its education programs, admissions policies, employment policies, and other school administered programs, and to refuse access to employers who refuse to sign non-discrimination statements and/or who otherwise discriminate in violation of the non-discrimination policy.
Military Recruiting Policy
On December 22, 2010, President Obama signed a bill repealing the policy barring those who are openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual from military service. This policy, known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” violates Touro Law Center's (the “Law School’s”) non-discrimination policy.
Despite the President’s signature, the repeal will not go into effect until sixty (60) days after the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff certify that the repeal will not harm military readiness. Until that time, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell remains in effect, and gay, lesbian or bisexual service members remain at risk for discharge.
While this is a temporary situation, the military’s hiring practices continue to violate the Law School’s non-discrimination policy. Due to the threat of withdrawal of federal funds to the University posed by federal law under the Solomon Amendment, the Law School will continue to make a limited exception to our non-discrimination policy in order to accommodate the US Armed Forces and JAG.
The Law School is optimistic that the military’s discriminatory hiring practices will soon be eliminated altogether and that all qualified students of the Law School who desire employment opportunities with the US Armed Forces and JAG will be eligible to do so.
Employers and students may contact Margarett Williams, Assistant Dean for Career Services, if they have questions regarding this issue.