Touro Law Center hosts the
2012 Conference of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools

“The Place of Religion in the Law School, the University and the Practice of Law”
May 2 – 4, 2012


“We are excited to host this conference at Touro Law, particularly since it is the first time the conference will be hosted at a law school with a Jewish affiliation. We look forward to a meaningful conference that will have a positive and lasting impact.”
Samuel J. Levine
Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute
(631) 761-7138
slevine@tourolaw.edu
 

Conference Program

Click here to view the 2012 Conference Program.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, May 2

  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Welcome Reception
  • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Evening Panel: University Presidents - The Place of Religion and  Religiously Affiliated Law Schools in the University
    • Lawrence Raful - Dean, Touro Law Center (moderator)
    • Dr. Carlos Campo - President, Regent University
    • Richard M. Joel - President and Bravmann Family University Professor, Yeshiva University
    • Dr. Alan Kadish - President, Touro College
    • Dr. Frank Macchiarola – Chancellor and Former President, St. Francis College
    • Rodney K. Smith – Distinguished Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Former President, Southern Virginia University
  • 7:45 - 9:00 p.m. - Buffet Dinner

Thursday, May 3:

  • 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. - Morning Panel 1: The Place of Law and Religion Institutes in the Law School and the University
    • Marie Failinger – Professor of Law and Editor, Journal of Law and Religion, Hamline Law School (Moderator)
    • Roberta Rosenthal Kwall - Raymond P. Niro Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Co-Director, DePaul University College of Law Center for Jewish Law and Judaic Studies
    • Mark Movsesian - Director of the Center for Law and Religion and the Frederick A. Whitney Professor of Contract Law, St. John's Law School
    • Elizabeth R. Schiltz - Professor, Thomas J. Abood Research Scholar, and Co-Director of the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. - Morning Panel 2: The Place of Law and Religion Institutes in the Law School and the University
    • Marie Failinger – Professor of Law and Editor, Journal of Law and Religion, Hamline Law School (Moderator)
    • Michael Broyde - Professor of Law and Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University School of Law
    • Elizabeth Clark - Associate Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
    • Robert F. Cochran Jr. - Director, The Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics and Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
    • Ana Renata Dias – Director of the Institute on Religion, Law and Lawyer's Work, Fordham University School of Law
  • 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Nathan Lewin, Esq. - Founding Partner, Lewin & Lewin, LLP
  • 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Mincha - an afternoon prayer service
  • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Afternoon Panel: Religion in the Work and Lives of Judges, Government Lawyers, and Public Interest Lawyers
    • Sol Wachtler - Adjunct Professor of Law, Former Chief Judge of the State of New York, Touro Law Center (moderator)
    • Mary Ann Dantuono - Associate Director, Vincentian Center for Church and Society, St. John's University
    • Associate Judge Karen C. Friedman - District Court of Maryland
    • Hon. Alvin K. Hellerstein - United States District Judge, Southern District of New York
    • Charles J. Hynes - District Attorney, Brooklyn, New York
    • Richard M. Peterson - Director of the Special Education Clinic and Assistant Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
    • Deanell Reece Tacha - Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law, Pepperdine Law and former Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for  the Tenth Circuit
  • 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Optional tour of the Law School's Judaica Collection
  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Reception at the Alfonse M. D'Amato United States Courthouse for the Eastern District of New York
  • 6:30 p.m. - KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The Hon. Loretta A. Preska - Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Gala Dinner at the Alfonse M. D’Amato United States Courthouse for the Eastern District of New York

Friday, May 4:

  • 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Morning Panel 1 (2 CLE credits available): The Place of Religion in the Law School and the Practice of Law: Focus on Ethics
    • Nelson Tebbe - Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School (moderator)
    • Timothy Floyd – Director of the Law & Public Service Program and Professor of Law, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
    • Susan Saab Fortney - Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Director of the Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
    • Greg Randall Lee - Professor of Law, Widener University School of Law
    • John Copeland Nagle - John N. Matthews Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School
    • Lucia Ann Silecchia - Professor of Law, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
    • John P. Sahl - Professor of Law and Faculty Director of The Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility, The University of Akron School of Law
  • 11:15 - 12:15 p.m. - Morning Panel 2: Bringing Religion into the Classroom in the Law School and the University: Focus on Ethics
    • Dr. Robert John Araujo, S.J. - John Courtney Murray, S.J. University Professor, Loyola University Chicago Law School
    • Adrienne Asch – Director of the Center for Ethics and the Edward and Robin Milstein Professor of Bioethics, Yeshiva University
    • Graham McAleer - Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Maryland
    • Michael Tzvi Novick - Jordan Kapson Chair in Jewish Studies and Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
  • 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Lunch and Closing Reception


CONFERENCE SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

Touro Law has arranged for shuttle service to and from Touro Law to both the Holiday Inn Express and the Residence Inn Marriott.
For a complete schedule of shuttle times, please click here.

About Touro Law

Touro Law Center was established in 1980 as part of Touro College, a private, not-for-profit, coeducational institution based in New York City. Founded under Jewish auspices by its President, Dr. Bernard Lander, the College was chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1970.  Read more about our law school here.

 

Conference Registration

The cost of the conference is $200 per registrant, which will cover lunches and dinners, including the Gala Dinner on Thursday evening, as well as shuttles to and from any recommended hotel (see below). Guests may attend the Gala Dinner at the Alfonse M. D’Amato Courthouse for $85. Special accommodations have been made for students who are interested in attending.
 
To register, please contact Courtney Klein at 631-761-7064 or by email at events@tourolaw.edu.
 

CLE

2 hours of CLE ethics credit will be available on Friday, May 4. There will be a $50 registration fee for CLE materials and certification. Please contact Barbara Hakimi at (631) 761-7005 for additional information.

 
 

Getting to Touro Law


We are located in close proximity to both JFK and LaGuardia airports and just minutes from Long Island’s MacArthur Airport. We are easily accessible by both car and train from New York City. For directions to our campus, please click here.

Deluxe Transportation Services can be reached at 1-800-232-3358 for a price quote on transportation from the airport to our school or your hotel.  There is also an air train available from JFK to Jamaica Station (which is located in Jamaica, Queens).  From that train station, you can get on the Long Island Railroad to Central Islip.  We have shuttles which go from the Central Islip train station to our school.



Hotel Accommodations

Residence Inn Marriott

A special group rate has been negotiated for conference attendees at the Residence Inn Marriott. A shuttle will be provided free of charge for attendees staying at the Marriott to bring them to and from the conference each day. If you are interested in staying at the Residence Inn Marriott, please make your reservation by May 2, 2012.

Please call 800.331.3131 and reference the Touro Law/Religiously Affiliated Law School's Conference at the Residence Inn Long Island by Marriott to make their reservations at the group rate.  You may also book directly online by either of the links below:

To reserve a Studio Room, please use the link below:
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ISPRI?groupCode=TLRTLRA&app=resvlink&fromDate=05/02/12&toDate=05/04/12

To reserve a One Bedroom, please use the link below:
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ISPRI?groupCode=TLRTLRB&app=resvlink&fromDate=05/2/12&toDate=05/4/12

 
**Please note that if you attempt to make a reservation to check in prior to 5/2/2012 or if you choose to stay beyond 5/4/2012, the system will respond that there are no rooms available. 
 

Holiday Inn Express

A special group rate has been negotiated for conference attendees at the Holiday Inn Express. A shuttle will be provided free of charge for attendees staying at the Holiday Inn Express to bring them to and from the conference each day.
 
You can make reservations by calling (631) 348-1400 and referencing the Touro Law School Conference. The group code is "TLS", please refer to this code when making your reservation.
 
Reservations must be received by attendees at least thirty days prior to arrival. After that time, rooms will be released for general sale, and the rate will be available on a space available basis only.

 Visit http://www.holidayhauppaugehotel.com/ to learn more about this hotel.

 

 

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