Touro Law in the News

June 2014 

  • Rangers winning Stanley Cup (and Dr. Oz) saved my life, profiles the story of Touro Law alum Brian Bluver, who was fighting for his life at age 13 and later became a successful attorney in NYC, New York Post, June 11, 2014

  • Only Yes Means Yes, Professor Dan Subotnik comments on a proposal in the California senate which would require colleges to change sexual assault policies, Inside Higher Ed, June 9
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February 2014

  • Underpayment on FEMA Flood Insurance After Superstorm Sandy, feature on families who have not been able to recover their losses following Sandy and efforts by Touro’s Disaster Relief Clinic to assist them. Clinic Director Benjamin Rajotte interviewed on camera at the clinic, ABC News, Feb. 27
  • New York's Eastern District Deciding How to Handle All the Sandy Cases, Benjamin Rajotte talks about the challenge homeowners face with insurance claims, Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog, Feb. 22
  • Touro Grant, news about the school’s receipt of a $40,000 grant from the Hagedorn Foundation, a Long Island-based philanthropic organization that promotes social equality, Long Island Jewish World, Feb. 21-26
  • Jews in Shanghai and China During the Holocaust, video of Dr. Pan Guang, vice chairman and professor of the Shanghai Center for International Studies, speaking at Touro about Jews who fled Europe for China, YouTube, Feb. 14
  • Eastern District Awash in Sandy Insurance Cases, quotes Benjamin Rajotte, director of Disaster Relief Clinic, who says most of the Sandy litigation will go to federal court because the National Flood Insurance Act dictates that lawsuits challenging flood coverage trigger federal jurisdiction, New York Law Journal, Feb. 13
  • NY Top Judge Proposes Law Students Work for Credit, New York’s chief judge unveils plans to let law students spend their last semester doing free legal work for experience and credit. Dean Patricia Salkin quoted, Associated Press, Feb. 11
  • Office Max Blunder Exposes Pitfalls For ‘Big Data’ Purveyors, feature story quoting Jonathan Ezor, professor and director of the Touro Law Center for Innovation in Business, Law and Technology, LAW360, Feb. 11. Note: to view article requires free trial. 
  • Meet J Ball’s King of Hearts, Bruce Gould, profile of Bruce Gould, Touro Law Class of 1984, who created the school’s first endowed chair and established the prestigious Bruce K. Gould Book Award. Together with his family he has named the law school library, the Gould Law Library, Heritage Florida Jewish News, Feb. 7
  • Attorney-Client Privilege Questioned After Inmate’s Call is Recorded, Professor Richard Klein interviewed on camera about sanctity of attorney-client privilege in case involving prosecutors submitting audio from an interview with a criminal defendant, I-Team, NBC New York, Feb. 4
January 2014

December 2013

  • Will Sandy Deadlines Be Missed to Sue for Sandy Money?, quotes Benjamin Rajotte saying homeowners still owed money will have to file federal lawsuits to preserve their rights, Newsday, Dec. 27.
  • Letters to the Editor, letter by Professor Rodger D. Citron published about the controversy surrounding Hannah Arendt’s provocative “Eichmann in Jerusalem,” The New York Times, Dec. 20
  • Kathleen Rice Takes on Bullying, Prostitution and Public Corruption, profile of alumna, class of 1991, Long Island Jewish World, Dec. 13
  • Best Law Schools for the Devout, Touro Law is ranked second in the “Top 5 Schools for Jews” list (please see page 31); Professor Samuel J. Levine is quoted on Jewish traditions followed at Touro, in “Law Schools for those of the Jewish Faith” (please see page 33); and Touro Law’s LEAP program is highlighted in the story “Should Law Schools Be Colorblind,” (please see pages 35 and 39), PreLaw Magazine, Winter 2014  

October 2013

  • 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 Portugese American Journal covered an upcoming Kristallnacht event at the law center.
  • 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.
September 2013
  • 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, 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,, 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,, 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.
  • Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Visits Touro, feature story on Justice Sotomayor’s visit. Photo with Dean Patricia Salkin, Newsday, September 9, 2013. 

    Debate Heats Up Over 2-Year Law Schools, quotes Dean Salkin on talks about condensing the educational program and practical aspects of such a change, Long Island Business News, Sept. 6-12, 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.

August 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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March 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.

 November 2012

  • 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. 

October 2012

  • 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. 
September 2012

  • 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.
August 2012

July 2012

  • 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.

June 2012

  • 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.
May 2012

  • 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
    National Jurist

April 2012

  • 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.

March 2012

  • 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.

 February 2012

  • 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.

January 2012

  • 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".

December 2011

  • Thomas Maligno is profiled by the ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange. Read the article here.

November 2011

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September 2011

July 2011

  • 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.

April 2011

  • 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.

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