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Professor Deborah Post Appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development


July 18, 2011



Central Islip, NY – Touro Law Center has announced that Professor Deborah W. Post has been appointed the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development.

In her new role as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development, Dean Post plans to work closely with the members of Touro Law’s faculty to support and promote their academic endeavors. “Touro Law Center has many accomplished faculty who are active and engaged in scholarship, advocacy and innovation in the field of legal education. I am looking forward to working with faculty to support and promote their work. The productivity and success of the faculty contributes in a significant way to the regional and national reputation of Touro Law Center.”

Dean Post graduated cum laude from Hofstra University with a major in Anthropology and took a job first as an editorial assistant and then as a teaching assistant to Margaret Mead, the noted anthropologist, before attending Harvard Law School. She began her legal career working in the corporate section of a law firm in Houston, Texas, Bracewell & Patterson, now renamed Bracewell & Guiliani. She left practice for a position at the University of Houston Law School. She moved to New York to join the faculty at Touro Law Center in 1987. She has been a visiting professor at Syracuse Law School, DePaul Law School, State University of New Jersey Rutgers Law School. Professor Post has written in what she considers her three areas of expertise: business associations, legal education and critical race theory.

Among Dean Post’s most notable publications are a book on legal education, Cultivating Intelligence: Power, Law and the Politics of Teaching written with a colleague, Louise Harmon and published by New York University Press and a contracts casebook, Contracting Law, with co-authors Amy Kastely and Nancy Ota.
 
 
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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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Patti Desrochers
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