Touro Law in the News
Long Island Business News noted the new appointments of our Land Use and Sustainable Development Law and Advisory Board. Read here
Touro Law's partnership project with the Jewish Academy is covered in Newsday
on October 18, 2013.
The October 17, 2013 issue of the Islip Bulletin
highlights our Senior Citizens Law Program on Page 5 and the Disaster Relief Grant announcement is noted on page 10.
Touro Law's cemetery restoration project with written about in Jewish Week
on October 9 and Newsday
on October 13, 2013.
Professor Benjamin Rajotte, Director of the Disaster Relief Law Clinic, held a live chat for Newsday
readers who had insurance questions relating to SuperStorm Sandy.
The New York Law Journal
wrote an article on Touro Law being awarded a $600,000 grant for our Disaster Relief Clinic on October 15, 2013.
Professor Rajotte's Insurance Checklist for homeowners facing insurance deadlines was noted in Newsday
on October 10, 2013.
Professor Rajotte was quoted in a Newsday
article about the FEMA filing deadline extension for Superstorm Sandy victims.
The Associated Press wrote an article about the FEMA deadline extension that included a reference to Professor Benjamin Rajotte and the Disaster Relief Clinic on October 1, 2013. It was picked up by several news outlets including the Wall Street Journal
Law Firm Incubators Help Both Grads and Needy Clients
, profile of and video interview with Fred Rooney, who leads the law school’s new International Center for Post-Graduate Development & Justice, a national clearinghouse for the law firm incubator and legal residency movement, ABA Journal.com, September 18, 2013.
The Legal Significance of the Leo Frank Case, Professor Rodger Citron writes on the conviction of Leo Frank, one of the most troubling cases in American legal history, with this year marking the 100th anniversary of the conviction, Justia.com, September 16, 2013.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits Central Islip, Receives Award for Autobiography “My Beloved World,” Justice Sotomayor’s visit to Law Center, photo with Dean Patricia Salkin, LongIsland.com, September 12, 2013.
Touro Honors Sotomayor As Author, photo of Justice Sotomayor receiving book award at Law Center, with Dean Salkin, President Kadish and Bruce Gould, benefactor of the award, New York Law Journal, September 11, 2013.
The Law Center’s ProBono Uncontested Divorce Project was named one of the 25 most innovative ideas law schools have launched in the last year, National Jurist, September.
March on Washington commemorated at Touro Law School, on the 50th anniversary of the historic march for Civil Rights, Prof. Jeffrey Morris recounted its immeasurable impact on the country, Long Island News 12
, Aug. 28
Firm Commitment, feature on Touro Law’s creation of incubator, the International Justice Center for Post-Graduate Development, to help grads find their footing, Long Island Business News, Aug. 26.
Law Schools Gain Greater Autonomy, feature story on American Bar Association reforms expected to impact law schools, with photo and commentary from Associate Dean Deborah Post, The National Law Journal, Aug. 19. Also appeared in dailyreportonline.com
Victims of Hurricane Katrina and Touro Law Students Help Those Affected by Sandy, feature story about law students from Louisiana, some of whom lost their homes in Katrina, visiting law school’s Disaster Relief Clinic for a week to provide legal aid for Sandy victims, The Jewish Voice, Aug. 15
AP wrote a story, Flood of Legal Questions Now Roils Sandy Survivors, on legal aid being offered to victims of Superstorm Sandy, highlighting the complex issues faced by homeowners and efforts of Touro Law Center’s Disaster Relief Clinic and others to solve them, quoting Dean Patricia Salkin and Clinic Director Benjamiin Rajotte, August 13, 2013.
These Students are on the Six-Year Plan, feature story on new “3+3” programs offered by at least two dozen law schools including Touro, quoting Dean Patricia Salkin and photo of Dean Salkin, The National Law Journal, Aug. 12. Also appeared in dailyreportonline.com
UCF-Barry Partnership Would Help Law Students Graduate Earlier, story on partnership program that mentions UCF’s plans to start offering an accelerated degree program with Touro Law Center, Orlando Sentinel, Aug. 6
Q&A: Kathleen Rice
, Nassau DA, interview with the Touro Law alumna, Long Island Business News, July 8, 2013. In D.C., Medical Marijuana is All About Location, Location, Location
, Dean Salkin quoted in story about District of Columbia and zoning and land-use restrictions related to marijuana regulation, The Atlantic Cities, July 3, 2013. Privacy, Transparency and Google’s Blurred Glass
, essay by Assistant Professor Jonathan Ezor, The Privacy Advisor, July 2013.
Rooney Joins Touro to Advise ‘Incubators
,’ story about Fred Rooney joining Law Center to lead the establishment of a resource center that will create legal residencies and ‘incubator’ programs for solo practitioners, New York Law Journal, June 28, 2013. Attorneys have a ‘Lot to Analyze’ in Gauging the Impact of DOMA Ruling on Client
, Associate Professor of Clinical Law Lewis Silverman quoted, New York Law Journal, June 28, 2013. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Defense of Marriage Act
, Professor Silverman served as on-air legal analyst regarding same-sex marriage cases, FiOS1 Long Island, June 26, 2013. Touro Law Students Come to Aid of Sandy Victims Battling Insurance Company
, feature on students from Disaster Relief Clinic volunteering in a trailer where Sandy victims are living, helping them regain their homes, CBS New York, June 19, 2013. The New York Bar Foundation Grants $52,000 to Groups Helping Victims of
, announcement Law Center to participate in grant, readmedia.com, June 12, 2013. Touro Law School’s Disaster Relief Clinic Helps Elderly Sandy Victims from
, News12 Long Island, June 12, 2013. NYCLU: Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrests
, Professor Richard Klein quoted, Newsday, June 6, 2013. New Name, Focus for Touro Business Institute
, story on Law Center’s Institute for Business Law and Technology, Long Island Business News, June 5 Graffeo Touts Law
, Law Beat column notes New York State Court of Appeals Associate Judge Victoria Graffeo received honorary degree at commencement; Dean Salkin mentioned as being remembered by local audience from her time at Albany Law School, Albany Times Union, June 5, 2013.
- Professor Bill Brooks is quoted in a Newsday article on a precedent-setting lawsuit by a couple who are mentally disabled and getting married but will be forced to live separately.
- Touro Law hired Dedire Byrne as Pro Bono Student Coordinator to organize efforts of law students from across the nation who want to help Long Island's Hurricane Sandy victims as noted in Long Island Business News and New York Law Journal.
- Director of ProBono Thomas Maligno was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article describing residents struggles with bureaucracy since Hurricane Sandy called Sandy Stirs Legal Mess.
- Touro Law students win Nassau Bar Moot Court Competition. Click here for article in the Long Island Exchange.
- Professor Jonathan Ezor's article "Ethics Crash Course in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy" was published in Law Technology News.
- Touro Law's new storm help relief effort TLC-HEART is featured in the National Law Journal.
- Touro Law students and Professor Raful are highlighted in an article in the New York Law Journal titled "Few Exemptions Anticipated for New Bar Admission Mandate." Click here to read.
- Touro Law alums Karie Keyison '12 and Benjamin Tracy '12 join the New York City Law Department. Click to read the article in The New York Law Journal.
- The New York Law Journal profiles Dean Salkin and Touro Law Center. Click here to read.
- Touro Law has been awarded a grant from Attorney General Schneiderman to support the work of the Mortgage Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Law Clinic. Click here to read the article in the New York Law Journal.
- Queens DA hires 15 new assistants, including two Touro Law graduates. Click here to read.
- Dean Salkin began her tenure at Touro Law on July 30, 2012, as noted in Newsday.
- Dean Raful was quoted in LIBN's article on virtual lawyering.
- Jeffrey Goodstein '97 was nominated by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to the Court of Claims Bench. Read the article here.
- Tommy Galan '02 and his unique CLE program were mentioned in the ABA Journal's article on unusual CLE programs.
- Professor Richard Klein was quoted as an expert on wrongful confessions in the Arizona Daily Star.
- Professor Richard Klein was cited as a law expert in Newsday, discussing a case involving amnesty for retirees who turn themselves in for participating in disability fraud. Click here to read article.
- Touro Law alum Captain James Van Thach '02 was recently provided a Service Dog to assist with injuriest suffered when serving in the Iraq War. Among others, he was featured in thew New York Daily News and profiled by CBS news.
- Touro Law announced the appointment of new dean, Patricia Salkin. The announcement resulted in several stories in the press, including:
Times Union (Albany)
Long Island Business News
- Congratulations to Harold M. Somer '83, president of the Alumni Association of Touro Law Center, who has been named Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for April 2012 by the Nassau County Bar Association. Read here.
- Touro Law alum Stephen Sharon '09 was interviewed on CBS as an internet safety expert, discussing banning online gaming for sex offenders. Click here.
- Two Suffolk County District Attorney summer internships for Hispanic students from Touro Law will be funded by the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association. See video footage on Verizon Fios here. See Newsday article here.
- David Flores, evening student at Touro Law and credit counselor at GreenPath Debt Solutions, was featured on WPIX News talking about consumer debt and credit repair. See the video here.
- Kathleen Rice '91, Nassau County District Attorney, is quoted in a Newsday article, "DA: 2 Charged in ID Theft Tax-Return Scam."
- Touro Law alum Matthew Daus '92, former chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission from 2001 to 2010, wrote an OpEd for the New York Times called "Hailing the Wrong Taxi".
- Touro Law alum and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice '91, who filed criminal charges against a young man who took standardized tests for others, appears in this CBS 60 Minutes piece called "The Perfect Score: Cheating on the SAT".
- Thomas Maligno is profiled by the ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange. Read the article here.
- Touro Law evening student David Flores is a Certified Consumer Credit Counselor at GreenPath Debt Solutions. He was featured twice on CNN to discuss foreclosures and the housing market. View his first appearance and his second appearance on CNN.
- Touro Law co-sponsored a conference with Fordham Law School titled "Bob Dylan and the Law". The conference has received much attention in the press including the New York Times article The Legal Side of Bob Dylan.