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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to Deliver Commencement Address


May 13, 2014

Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce that New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will deliver the commencement address at Touro Law Center’s 32nd Annual Commencement Exercises to be held on May 25, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, NY.

“We are honored that the Attorney General, who has been at the forefront of using the law the do the public good, has agreed to join us for our commencement ceremony,” said Dean Salkin. “The class of 2014 is a dedicated group of students of whom I am extremely proud, and the graduates are looking forward to the inspirational message we expect the Attorney General to share as a part of their memorable day.”

Eric T. Schneiderman was elected the 65th Attorney General of New York State on November 2, 2010. As Attorney General, Schneiderman is the highest ranking law enforcement officer for the State, responsible for representing New York and its residents in legal matters. Schneiderman has worked to restore the public’s faith in its public and private sector institutions by focusing on areas including public integrity, economic justice, social justice and environmental protection.

This year’s commencement will honor 172 Juris Doctor candidates, 9 candidates for the LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies as well as several December 2013 candidates including 29 Juris Doctor candidates, 1 LL.M. and 6 LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies.

This year, Touro Law will also host a Commencement Award Ceremony on Saturday, May 24 at 9 pm at Touro Law.  This ceremony will honor graduating students who have excelled academically and/or have made exceptional contributions to the Law Center community. 

Dean Salkin stated, “This new program format will enable graduates who are being honored to share a special evening with their classmates as well as family members. It promises to be an exceptional evening for the entire Touro Law community.”
 
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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. 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: http://www.touro.edu/media/.



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