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“Animal Law for Pet Lovers” Presentation at Touro Law

September 14, 2011

Central Islip, NY – The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) of Touro Law Center will host a presentation, “Animal Law for Pet Lovers,” on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Speakers include Congressman Steve Israel; Suffolk County Legislator Jon Cooper; Nassau Assistant District Attorney Jed Painter; and consumer protection and animal law attorneys Carol Ryder ’08 of Northport and Anthony Ballato ’88 of Massapequa.

Topics to be discussed include Congressman Israel’s pending animal abuse legislation, as well as other animal-related bills in Congress; pet trusts as part of one’s estate plan; animal lemon laws; animal abuse legislation in New York; animal abuser registry; puppy and dog rating protection act; dangerous dog proceedings and dog bite laws; the connection between animal abuse and violence against humans; and how people can change current federal, state and local laws.

For additional information or to sign up for this program, please contact Marie Koch, Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid, at (631) 761-7056 or


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:

For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
(631) 761-7062