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New Scholarship Created for Latin American Law Student Association Member at Touro Law


April 8, 2014

Touro Law Center is pleased to announce the Luis Pagan Leadership Scholarship, has been endowed by the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association Community Service Fund. The scholarship will benefit a second year student who is from Long Island and is a member of the Latin American Law Student Association.

“I am so pleased that the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association has established this leadership scholarship at Touro Law,” said Dean Patricia Salkin. “This is an investment in Touro Law and our students as well as the future of legal services on Long Island.”

The scholarship will be made available in the 2014-2015 academic year. Touro Law Center maintains a generous scholarship program, designed to recognize and reward exceptional academic achievement and potential of both current and entering students. In the past year, Touro Law has added, through the generosity of alumni and friends, more than a dozen new endowed scholarships for current students in addition to the Law Center’s existing scholarships.

The recipient of the Luis Pagan Leadership Scholarship will also receive a summer fellowship with funding from Duffy & Duffy, a large law firm located in Uniondale, Long Island representing victims of medical malpractice: nursing home neglect and general negligence, throughout the New York metropolitan area. The fellow will be placed as a summer associate with Duffy & Duffy.

“The placement of summer fellows at law firms is an extraordinary way of providing practical experience for law students. We are very grateful to the Duffy & Duffy Law Firm for this opportunity,” said Assistant Dean of Career Services Margarett Williams.

The Long Island Hispanic Bar Association Community Service Fund (LIHBACSF) is an organization dedicated to promoting and fostering the advancement of Hispanic attorneys and the Hispanic Community on Long Island, New York. In 2013, the LIHBA and LIHBCSF decided to create this scholarship and name it in honor Luis A. Pagan. Luis A. Pagan, is a founding member of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association and severed several terms as its President and Suffolk County Chapter President. Mr. Pagan has dedicated his career to the protection and advancement of the civil rights of the Long Island Hispanic Community. He is currently the owner of the Luis A. Pagan Law Office in Riverhead, NY, a firm that focuses on a variety of law including criminal, family/divorce and personal injury.

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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/.

For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
pattid@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7062