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Girl Scouts of Suffolk County and Touro Law Center Announce New Justice Patch Program
Posted On April 17, 2015
Touro Law Center and Girl Scouts of Suffolk County have announced an all-new Justice Patch Program.... Read More
Leading New York Practice Scholar Plans to Visit Touro Law in the Fall – Professor Patrick Connors Appointed Scholar in Residence
Posted On April 14, 2015
Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce that Professor Patrick Connors has been... Read More
Touro Law To Host Inaugural Long Island Resiliency Conference
Posted On April 8, 2015
Touro Law Center will host the first-ever conference focusing on the role of local law and policy so... Read More
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History

Touro Law Center was established in 1980 as part of Touro College, a private, not-for-profit, coeducational institution based in New York City. Founded under Jewish auspices by its first President, the late Dr. Bernard Lander, the College was chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1970.

The College derives its name from Isaac Touro and his sons, Judah and Abraham. Judah and Abraham were generous 19th Century philanthropists whose commitment to academic excellence, social justice and community service represent the ideals to which the College is dedicated.

In April 1986, the Law Center was officially named the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in honor of Judge Jacob Fuchsberg, a distinguished litigator who served as an associate justice of the New York State Court of Appeals – the state’s highest court – from 1975 to 1983.

Touro Law Center moved to its Central Islip location in 2007, adjacent to and working with a federal courthouse and a state courthouse. It is the first law campus of its kind in the country, and our curriculum not only addresses all aspects of law in today’s changing world, but capitalizes on the proximity of the courthouses. In addition, our 185,000-square-foot building is a state-of-the-art facility with enhanced technology, classrooms, study spaces and more.