David Greenberger Named Morris E. Fischer, LLC Scholarship Recipient

Date: June 17, 2014
Touro Law alum David Greenberger (right, with Professor Samuel Levine, Director of the Jewish Law Institute at the Law School) was awarded the Morris E. Fischer, LLC Scholarship.
Touro Law alum David Greenberger (right, with Professor Samuel Levine, Director of the Jewish Law Institute at the Law School) was awarded the Morris E. Fischer, LLC Scholarship.
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Central Islip, N.Y. – Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce that David Greenberger, a recent graduate, is the recipient of the Morris E. Fischer, LLC Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who earns the highest mark in the Jewish Law class and/or demonstrates a strong appreciation for the importance and contributions to Jewish Law.

“David has been an excellent student and steward of Touro Law over the past several years. It is a fitting tribute that he has been named the recipient of the Morris E. Fischer Scholarship Award,” said Dean Salkin. “We are proud of his accomplishments and look forward to following his success in the future.”

Mr. Greenberger received his Bachelors from Rabbinical College and his M.B.A. from Seton Hall University`s Graduate School of Business where he co-authored an article on Jewish Law entitled “A Statistical Analysis of Iggeros Moshe, Orach Chaim 1:35”, published in the Flatbush Journal of Jewish Law & Thought, Vol 7.  At Touro Law he served as member of the Touro Law Review, Co-Founder & Vice President of the Tax Law Society, and was an Honors Program Scholar.  He is also the recipient of the Touro Law Pro Bono Service Award and has attended law school on a Merit Scholarship for his academic performance. He graduated from the Law Center this pay May with Cum Laude honors.

While in law school, Mr. Greenberger participated in a number of prestigious externship programs.  He was a Federal Judicial Intern for the Honorable Leonard D. Wexler of the Eastern District of New York and a legal extern for the U.S. Attorney`s Office. Additionally, he interned at several law firms, participated as a Teaching Assistant, and was a research assistant to his mentor, Professor Samuel J. Levine, Director of the Jewish Law Institute.

He was able to further cultivate his interest in Jewish Law through the law school’s Judaica Collection housed within the law library.  Many of the sources used for his forthcoming article entitled “Abortion: Legal Entitlement of Right?  Or Religious Wrong?  Dichotomy of the Jewish Physician in America” were made available through the Judaica Collection.  His other forthcoming articles include “Finders Keepers Are Not Always Losers Weepers:  A Look at Jewish & American Common Law Perspectives on Finding Lost Property” and “Racial Hatred & Exclusion:  A Look at the Similarities Between the Nazi Legislative Assault & the Jim Crow Laws.” 

Mr. Greenberger stated, “I extend my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Professor Samuel Levine, Mr. Morris Fischer, and Touro Law Center for the opportunity to further my interests in Jewish Law throughout my tenure in law school. I am proud to be the recipient of this prestigious honor.”

The annual scholarship was started in 2012 by Touro alumni Morris E. Fischer, Esq. ’95 as a token of his gratitude to his Jewish heritage and to Touro Law Center, which fostered a nourishing and supportive environment for him in some of the most formative years of his professional and personal life. After graduating from Touro Law, Mr. Fischer began to engage in a serious course of Jewish Law study, including studying several sections of the Talmud and Mishna. Touro Law offers fellowships, scholarships and incentive awards to incoming students as well as returning students, based on academic achievements. 

“David has a strong appreciation for the importance of Jewish Law and has made significant contributions to the field through his independent study project as well as his participation in programs and events at Touro Law,” said Touro Law Professor Samuel Levine, Director of the Jewish Law Institute. “I am so pleased he has received the Morris Fischer award in recognition of his contributions.”