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Distinguished Public Interest Lawyer in Residence Program

Through this program, Touro Law Center recognizes attorneys who have made significant contributions to society by representation of individuals or groups historically denied access to justice. Honorees visit the Law Center to meet with students, guest teach classes and deliver a public lecture. The program attracts distinguished visitors who are active in the field of public interest who inspire and teach members of the Touro Law community. Past honorees include such notables as Elaine Jones, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund director-counsel; Judith Lichtman, Women's Legal Defense Fund president; Daniel L. Greenberg, Executive Director and Attorney-in-Chief, The Legal Aid Society of New York; Janet Benshoof, Center for Reproductive Law & Policy president; David C. Leven, Prisoners' Legal Services of New York executive director; and Stephen B. Bright, Director, The Southern Center for Human Rights among many others.

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2013

Jonathan Rapping – Founder and President of Gideon's Promise, formerly the Southern Public Defender Training Center

2012

James Moreno, Esq. – Federal Defenders Association of Philadelphia's Capital Habeaas Unit

2010

Jameel Jaffer, Director – The American Civil Liberties Union’s National Security Project

2009

Robin G. Steinberg, Executive Director – The Bronx Defenders

2008

Wade Henderson, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Counselor to the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund

2004

Mark D. Cohen, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel of the New York State Office of Homeland Security

2004

Cesar Perales, President and General Counsel of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF)

2003

Nancy Neveloff Dubler, Director of the Division of Bioethics (Montefiore Medical Center) and Professor of Epidemiology and Social Medicine (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

2001

Gay McDougall, Executive Director, The International Human Rights Law Group

2000

Stephen B. Bright, Director, The Southern Center for Human Rights

1999

David Leven, Executive Director, Prisoners’ Legal Service of New York

1998

Daniel L. Greenberg, Director, Legal Aid Society of New York

1997

Elaine Jones, Director-Counsel, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

1996

Janet Benshoof, President, The Center for Reproductive Law & Policy

1995

Judith L. Lichtman, President, Women’s Legal Defense Fund

1994

Thomas B. Stoddard, Executive Director, Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund

1991

Arthur Kinoy, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights