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198 Receive Law Degrees at 29th Annual Commencement


June 13, 2011

Central Islip, NY – Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s commencement ceremony, which took place on Sunday, May 29th at the Beacon Theater in New York City, celebrated 194 J.D. candidates, 1 J.D./M.B.A. candidate and 3 LL.M. candidates.

The Honorable Shira Scheindlin, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, was the commencement speaker. Valedictorians and salutatorians were honored for their outstanding achievements. This year’s full-time valedictorian was Anthony Russo and part-time evening division valedictorian was Daniel J. Evers. Full-time division salutatorian was Allison Lynn Rowley and, in the part-time division the honor went to Vincent F. Civitano.

Salaam Bhatti was nominated as Class Orator and addressed his fellow graduates, faculty, deans, family, friends and guests on Sunday. He thanked friends and family for support during the law school years. He reflected on the past years at Touro Law, saying, “Touro is a place where different people gather and learn from one another. Touro went beyond and accepted all different kind of people with open arms.” And, he reminded fellow graduates that their work will have a direct effect on people and the justice system. He finished by congratulating his fellow graduates and wishing everyone success.

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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.

Touro is a system of Jewish-sponsored 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 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, 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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