Featured Stories tagged with "law"

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Julia Capie decided to become a lawyer so she could make a difference in the lives’ of families similar to her own. Her mother’s family emigrated from the Dominican Republic when Hurricane David destroyed their home and family restaurant in 1979. Once in the U.S., they struggled with racism, language and culture barriers, and low-paying, manual labor jobs. 
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In a farewell message to the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Touro Law Center graduates of 2016, the faculty at TLC share some words of wisdom and advice, such as…
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Touro Law Center celebrated its 33rd annual Commencement exercises on the evening of Sunday, May 17 at the Tilles Center for Performing Arts in Brookville, New York, awarding 194 juris doctor degrees, 11 Master of Laws in U.S. Legal Studies degrees, and 2 Master of Laws degrees to graduates. 
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Where are the best places to study at Touro Law Center (TLC)?  What resources does TLC provide for its students? Why is it important to network with professors from the very beginning? What should incoming students expect from law school—and specifically, TLC? 
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As the Class of 2013 graduate from the Touro Law Center, faculty and staff offer words of advice and encouragement, and let the graduates know they will be missed. 
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It takes conviction and a belief in what the law represents to be a public criminal defender in big cities like New York. A passion for justice and fairness was instilled in Touro College Jacob D. Fuschberg Law Center Class of 2013 graduate Ga’Kia E. Gray early on in life. Her father was a professional baseball player in the days before superstar agents and big unions, and his career suffered from subpar representation. Gray still wishes she could have been there to protect her dad’s rights, and has redirected that sense of purpose to individuals ensnared in the justice system or accused of misconduct.
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When Congresswoman Kathleen Rice considered her career path following graduation from college, her father’s words came to mind. “He used to tell me, you like to argue so much, why don’t you get a law degree?” says Rice, who in January 2015, was sworn into office to represent New York’s Fourth Congressional District, Nassau County.
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Born and raised on his family’s farm, Long Island native Darren Stakey (Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ‘15) first explored several other industries before settling on law. After graduating from college, he became involved in private aviation, interacting with dozens of celebrities and upper-crust officials as he handled their flights into JFK Airport. At the same time, he pursued music—singing at Carnegie Hall at age seventeen and recording his first album by 2007. As both his aviation and music careers were winding down, Darren, unsure of where he was headed, decided to apply to law school. 
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Since 2010, Touro College has increasingly placed its prelaw students at top-rated law schools. In the last three years, seven of its students have been accepted at Harvard Law School. In 2013 alone, seven students gained admission to law schools ranked in the top 21 in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
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The Touro College School of Health Sciences in Bay Shore brought together senior citizens and student volunteers recently for a day of car “fitting” and fun.  The annual Occupational Therapy “CarFit” event attracted senior citizens from the Bay Shore community interested in having their cars professionally “fitted” --- making sure that when they are inside them, they are seated properly with all their mirrors aligned for optimal safety.