Youth Law Day to be Held at Touro Law
Wyandanch and Brentwood High School Students to Participate in Youth Law Day on October 30, 2012
October 25, 2012
Touro Law Center will host Youth Law Day for students from Wyandanch and Brentwood High Schools on Wednesday, October 30, 2012. The program is co-sponsored by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Diversity & Inclusion, Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association, Long Island Hispanic Bar Association and Touro Law Center.
Youth Law Day was designed to expose minority students to the great potential of law-related careers. Approximately 75 high school students are expected to attend. They will hear from Touro Law Dean Salkin, participate in mock law school classes, take a guided tour of the state court building, and hear a keynote address from the Honorable Cheryl Joseph-Cherry, Support Magistrate of the Family Court of the State of New York. High school students will have an opportunity to mingle with attorneys and current law students during lunch.
“This program is extremely inspiring and valuable for all of those involved,” said Dean Salkin. “It is remarkable to see high school students learn about opportunities in the legal profession or reaffirm their early decisions to pursue their dreams in the field of law. I think this program has the potential to make a difference for these students who in turn will make an impact on their communities. It can be truly influential.”
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Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.
About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles and Touro University Worldwide as separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/media/.
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