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2011 Gould Book Award to be Presented to Charles & Gregory Fried

Authors of Because It Is Wrong: Torture, Privacy, and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror on November 16, 2011 at the Law School
August 8, 2011

Central Islip, NY –  Touro Law Center will present the Bruce K. Gould Book Award to Charles and Gregory Fried, authors of Because It Is Wrong: Torture, Privacy, and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. The celebration, open to the public at no charge, will begin at 6:00 pm and will include a reception, book signing, lecture and award presentation.

The Bruce K. Gould Book Award, named for its benefactor Bruce K. Gould, is presented annually by Touro Law Center to the author of an outstanding publication related to the law, legal profession or legal system. It has become known as one of the most prestigious awards of its kind. Since 1993, it has been presented to many notable recipients, including Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Alan M. Dershowitz, and many others.

Charles Fried is a professor at Harvard Law School. Gregory Fried, his son, is a professor at Suffolk University. Their book, Because It Is Wrong, addresses questions about torture and privacy tactics used to thwart acts of terrorism. The book discusses the behavior and justifications of Bush government officials and examines more broadly what should be done when high officials have broken moral and legal norms in an attempt to protect the public.
For additional information or to register to attend this event, please contact Courtney Klein at (631) 761-7064 or email


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:

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