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Central Islip, N.Y. – Touro Law Center’s Jewish Law Institute will host Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik as the Fall 2014 Distinguished Lecturer on September 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Lander College for Women – the Anna Ruth & Mark Hasten School located at 227 West 60th Street in New York. Rabbi Soloveichik, who is widely known as a leading Jewish thinker, theologian and public intellectual will deliver an address titled, “Jews, Christians and the Hobby Lobby Decision.”
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Central Islip, NY - On Sunday, May 25, Touro Law Center celebrated the class of 2014 at the 32nd annual commencement ceremony. This year’s graduation, held at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, honored 172 Juris Doctor candidates, 9 candidates for the LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies as well as several December 2013 candidates including 29 Juris Doctor candidates, 1 LL.M. and 6 LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies.
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Central Islip, NY - Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce that the Hagedorn Foundation has awarded a $40,000 grant to support immigration law training and legal services through Touro Law’s incubator in Hauppauge, the Community Justice Center (CJC). The funds will enable Touro Law alumni practicing in the CJC to receive intensive training on representing clients with immigration issues in order to prepare them to represent clients in a law-bono fee arrangement.
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Central Islip, N.Y. – Touro Law students are providing free tax help to low and moderate income community members who need help preparing their own tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Through this public service project, sponsored by the United States Internal Revenue Service and being overseen by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, more than 25 student volunteers have been trained and can file tax returns directly from the law school, a designated site for the program. This is the fifth year Touro Law students have participated in the project.
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New York, N.Y. – Since 2010, Touro College has increasingly placed its prelaw students at top-rated law schools placing seven of its students at Harvard Law School in the past three years. 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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Central Islip, N.Y. – Adding to more than $1M in new student scholarships raised over the past year, Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce two new student scholarships: The Rivkin Radler Scholarship and the Campolo Middleton & McCormick, LLP Scholarship.
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Central Islip, N.Y. – Touro Law Center is pleased to announce the creation of a new two-year accelerated J.D. program. This program, scheduled to begin on May 19, 2014, is an extraordinary opportunity for a select group of qualified applicants to complete all requirements for the Juris Doctor degree during a concentrated and rigorous 24-month period and to sit for a Bar Examination only 26 months after they begin their law school studies. Applications are currently being accepted.
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Central Islip, N.Y. - The North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Foundation and Law & Psychiatry Institute have established a $200,000 endowment to fund a scholarship and summer fellowship program that will focus on educating students at the Touro Law Center on the legal challenges facing veterans. The endowment is named in honor of Sol Wachtler, a life trustee of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, former chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, a longtime member of the Touro Law Center’s Board of Governors and a Korean War Army veteran.
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Central Islip, N.Y. – Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Meredith R. Miller as the Director of Solo & Small Practice Initiatives. In this new role, Professor Miller will provide support to the existing Touro Law post-graduate incubator, continue to develop Touro Law’s hands-on solo & small practice concentration and develop synergies between the incubator and the concentration curriculum.
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Central Islip, N.Y. – Touro Law Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce that Erica Edwards-O’Neal has been appointed Director of Diversity and Inclusion. In her new role, she will provide leadership and training on matters relating to valuing diversity and cultural competence, and she will assist the dean in guiding the development and implementation of a comprehensive plan focused on embedding effective diversity and inclusion practices for the law school. Edwards-O’Neal will continue in her role as Senior Director of Career Services as well.