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Touro Law Wins Nassau Academy of Law Moot Competition

Two Touro Law Teams Advance to the Finals
March 22, 2013

Left to right: Ryan Quadrel, Laura Johnson, Paul Lipsky, Pavlo Pavlatos

Touro Law Center is proud to announce that two of its Moot Court teams advanced to the final round in the Nassau Academy of Law Hon. Elaine Jackson Stack Moot Court held on March 20, 2013, ultimately winning the competition. This marks the second consecutive win for a Touro team in the prestigious competition..

In the all-Touro final round, the team of second year, part –time evening student Ryan Quadrel and second year full-time student Laura Johnson won a narrow decision over Paul Lipsky and Pavlo Pavlatos, both second year full time students. Ryan Quadrel was also named best oralist. The teams were coached by Professor Heather Melniker as well as student coaches Keri Mahoney and Genevieve Gadaleta.

“The entire Touro Law community is proud of this outstanding accomplishment by our students,” said Dean Patricia Salkin. “A lot of hard work and preparation went into this competition and our students performed really well amid difficult competition. Having two teams make the finals to compete against each other was thrilling.”

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. New York Medical College, Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to:

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