Each month, Touro Law Center’s Alumni and Development Office recognizes one outstanding
alum for his or her contribution to the legal field, service to the law school,
or other outstanding achievement. If you would like to nominate a fellow alum, please
contact Jackie Doudu-Burbridge, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations at 631.761.7063
or via e-mail.
Congratulations to Michael Boykin, Class of 2011, Touro Law Center's January 2015 Alumnus of the Month!
Michael Boykin was appointed an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County upon graduation. As a litigator in one of the largest and busiest prosecutorial offices in the nation, Mike has prosecuted some of the most violent criminals and enterprises in Brooklyn, including cases involving dangerous weapons and shootings, narcotics sales, possession and grow-houses, check fraud, credit card and identity theft, DWIs and DNA identification. Additionally, Mike has handled riot cases, assaults on Emergency Personnel and First Responders, pattern burglaries, robberies and graffiti and criminal mischief cases, including one involving the defacement of a well-known 9/11 memorial in Southern Brooklyn.
As a Trial Assistant Mike handles cases at every stage of litigation, ranging from arraignment to post-conviction motions and including grand jury indictment, trials (both bench and jury), oral arguments and pre-trial hearings and motions.
While at Touro, Michael was a Research Assistant for Distinguished Professor of Law Richard Klein, where he conducted legal research, wrote and reviewed articles and footnotes for publication on international human rights violations and selected topics in criminal law. He served as a Judicial Intern for a New York State Supreme Court Justice in both Manhattan and Brooklyn and earned the CALI award for Academic Excellence in the Judicial Clerkship Clinic. Furthermore, Mike held a Professional Responsibility Externship with Lawrence Raful, Dean of the Law School, and was the Managing Representative for BarBri Bar Review at Touro Law, overseeing approximately thirty student representatives and acting as a liaison between BarBri and the law school.
Prior to enrolling at Touro Law, Mike attended Binghamton University, Class of 2008, where he was the Senior Class Vice President, and graduated with numerous honors, including multiple Dean’s List citations and was the Harpur College Commencement Marshal. He was a Peer Advisor for the Undergraduate Academic Advising Office as well as the Dean’s Office, and served on the Academic Standards and Orientation Registration Committees. Mike was also the founder and President of the Binghamton University Club Softball Team, a social and competitive co-ed team which competes in various local leagues and against other universities.
Upon graduating from Touro Law, Mike was awarded the “Exemplary Contributions to the Quality of Student Life” Award for his presence at the school. He was a Tour Guide for the Admissions Office and spoke to prospective students and parents during Accepted Students Open Houses.
Mike also mentors current students and still proudly speaks with prospective law students from across the country.