Central Islip, NY – Thirty six students, 27 full-time and 9 part-time, have been selected for the 2012-2013 class of the Touro Law Center Honors Program. The Honors Program offers exceptional students, on a competitive basis, an enriched comprehensive law school experience. Students in the program participate in enhanced academic, experiential, and social opportunities as part of a community of student-scholars
Valhalla, N.Y. – A new program aimed at educating health care providers in the management of obesity in their practices may be the first of its kind to successfully integrate technologies from several different disciplines into a powerful, field-tested kit of tools.
Central Islip, NY – Touro Law Center is hosting a 3-day conference “Persecution Through Prosecution: Alfred Dreyfus, Leo Frank and the Infernal Machine” in Paris, France from July 5 – July 7, 2011. The conference is co-sponsored by the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF) and SciencesPo and has received the high patronage of Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic. SNCF, the French National Railway Corporation, also has provided generous support for the conference.
Central Islip, NY – Touro Law Center and Fordham Law School are co-sponsoring a 2 day conference titled, “Bob Dylan and the Law” on April 4 and 5, 2011 at Lincoln Center. The conference will examine the legal issues discussed in Dylan’s songs and the influence his music has had on lawyers and society. Dylan’s music contains the most frequently cited song lyrics in legal journals and judicial opinions. This conference will include law professors, students, practicing attorneys and judges. Papers presented at the conference will be published in the Fordham Urban Law Journal.
Central Islip, NY – New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti recently announced their new initiative to mandate 50 hours of pro bono work for every law student in the state of New York and appointed Touro Law Professor and former Dean Lawrence Raful the Director of the New York State Courts’ Pro Bono Initiative. Professor Raful will oversee the program for the initial two years and rule on questions and requests for exceptions and approvals statewide.
Central Islip, N.Y. - The National Jurist and preLaw magazines have named Touro Law Center as one of the 10 most innovative law schools in the United States. The story is featured in the Winter 2009 edition of preLaw and the January 2009 edition of the National Jurist.