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WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU00TouroLawyerTheALUMNIMAGAZINEWINTER2014PreparingTouroLawGraduatesforthePracticeofLawinaChangingLegalLandscapeSupremeCourtJusticeSoniaSotomayorVisitsTouroLawStudentsProfessorRichardKleinExemplifesUnwaveringCommitmenttoTouroLawCriminalJusticeINSIDE CREDITSDeanandProfessorofLawPatriciaE.SalkinAssistantDeanforInstitutionalAdvancementLindaHowardWeissmanDirectorofCommunicationsPattiDesrochersAssistantDirectorofGraphicDesignMatthewMyersContributingWritersHilariGraPatiPetersTeouroLawyerispublishedbytheOfceoInstitutionalAdvancementatouroLawCenteroritsalumniacultystudentsstaandriends.CorrespondenceshouldbedirectedtoPattiDesrocherspdesrocherstourolaw.eduTouroCollegeJacobD.FuchsbergLawCenter225EastviewDriveCentralIslipNY11722 ContentsTHETOUROLAWYER02AMessagefromDeanPatriciaE.Salkin08PreparingTouroLawGraduatesforThePracticeofLawinaChangingLegalLandscape25FacultyFocusProfessorRichardKleinExempliesUnwaveringCommitmenttoTouroLaw44AStormthatChangedThousandsofLivesandOneLawSchool52FacultyNotes03NewsEvents58ClassNotes06ASupremeVisitJusticeSonyaSotomayorVisitsTouroLaw14CurricularReformTouroLawsExperientialLearningProgram18NewInitiativesforaNewAge30AdvancementReportReportofPhilanthropySupport47AlumniSuccessProlesofTouroLawAlumniMakingaDifference Despiteheadlinesinnewspapersandcritiquesonblogstherehasneverbeenamoreexcitingtimeinlegaleducation.Whilesegmentsothelegalproessionhavebeenimpactedduetotheeconomicdownturnmanylawfrmscorporateocesandlegalserviceprovidershavereinventedthemselves.echnologyissignifcantlychangingthewaywepracticelawandourworkplaceenvironmentsarechangingaswell.BarassociationsacrossthecountryincludingtheAmericanBarAssociationandtheNewYorkStateBarAssociationhaveappointedtaskorcestoaddresschangesintheproessionandchangesinlegaleducation.ouroLawhasalwaysbeenaleaderininnovativelegaleducation.Ourlong-timetag-linetoutingourpractice-readyapproachexistedlongbeoreitwasenvoguetotalkaboutexperientiallearningandproession-readygraduates.AsyouwillreadinthemagazinetheLawCentersmovetoCentralIslipalmost10yearsagopavedthewayforcurricularreormandintegrationwiththecourtsandwithpublicinterestlegalservicesagencies.Nowwearepoisedtoonceagainbealeaderinthetransormationolegaleducation.ouroLawisasolidfnanciallysoundinstitution.RespondinginparttothedeclineinapplicationstolawschoolsnationallyandintheNortheastTouroLawCenterhasdecreasedthesizeotheenteringclasseachyearorthelasttwoyearsandweanticipatedoingtosamenextyearsoastomaintainourcommitmenttoqualityandtoadmittingpeoplededicatedtothepracticeolawwhoarebrightinquisitiveandcapableobeingexcellentmembersothebar.TetransormationoouroLawCenterincludesplanstobeasmallermorestrategicandstrongerschool.Tepagesothismagazinetellanimportantstoryaboutwhoweareandhowwearechanging.odaywehaveaward-winningmootcourtteamsstructuredandexcitingexperientialprobonoprogramsfor1LstudentsandanexpandedarrayoclinicalopportunitiesorouroLawstudents.Membersoouracultyholdleadershippositionsandcontributetothegrowingbodyoscholarshipinthefeldolegaleducationreorm.Teacultyhasbeenworkingonsignifcantcurricularreormsandacomplementarystrategicplanthatincludesanupdatedmissionstatement.Wearealigningourreormswithimportantmarkettrendsandprojectedemploymentopportunitiesorourgraduates.WeareinvestingstrategicallyinnicheinstitutescentersandprogramsthatprovideopportunitiestobetterprepareourgraduatesorthechangingworkorceandthatwillbringdistinctionandvisibilitytoouroLaw.IntheallweopenedournewCommunityJusticeCenterCJCaninnovativeincubatorwheretenouroLawalumniarestartingtheirownlawpractices.WeareworkingonchangesinthecurriculumtosupportstudentsinterestedinsoloandsmallfrmpracticetocomplementtheCJCandourInstituteonJusticeandPostgraduateDevelopment.CoursesinlawocemanagementandelectronicflingandcreativenewjointJDMBAopportunitiesenhancetheoerings.OurnewInstituteonLandUseandSustainableDevelopmentLawwillamongotherthingsconnectourstudentstothe110unitsoflocalgovernmentinSuolkandNassaucountiesaswellastothelawfrmswhorepresentapplicantsbeorethehundredsolegislativeandadministrativemunicipalboards.Wearealsoextremelyexcitedwiththelaunchothecountrysfrstagingandlongevitylawinstituteintheall.WiththeagingothebabyboomersandmyriadcomplexlegalissuestranscendingsomanydierentareasolawcuttingedgeplansorthisinstituteanditsintegrationwithnewcurricularoeringsisputtingouroLawinaleadershiprolealreadyinthisarena.Teacultyhasapprovedanewconcentrationincriminallawandisworkingonconcentrationsintheareasjustdiscussed.OcourseouroLawCenterretainsourcommitmenttothestudentexperienceandtoanaccessiblelegaleducation.Sensitivetothepricetagolegaleducationwehavemadethecommitmentthisyeartoraiseatleastonemilliondollarsearmarkedornewstudentscholarshipsandwearemorethanhalwaytowardsmeetingthisgoal.Wearenotraisingtuitionnextyearandwewillcontinuewithournewlyinstitutedcommuterscholarshipinitiative.Wehaveincreasedthenumberosummerellowshipsawardedandthankstothegenerosityoalumniandriendswehavebeenabletoprovideneededassistanceorcostlybarexamsupportorstudents.Teacultystaandstudentscouldnotpossiblyaccomplishallthatwedowithoutthesupportandactiveengagementoourloyalalumni.e2013AdvancementReportinthismagazinerepresentsanoutstandingandexemplarydemonstrationosupportorouroLawCenter.TephilanthropicsupportinvestedinourinstitutionensurestheutureotheruleolawaccesstojusticeandadiverselegalproessionwithskilledouroLawgraduateswhoservethepublicprivateandnon-proftsectors.SincerelyPatriciaE.SalkinDeanandProessoroLawPATRICIAE.SALKINDeanProfessoroflawAMessagefromtheDean02THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014 WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU03YearinReviewCongratulationstotheClassof2013TouroLawCenters2013CommencementceremonywasheldonSundayMay26thateNewYorkCityCenterandcelebrated238newgraduatesincluding228JDsincluding1DualDegreeJDMBAand1DualDegreeJDMPA8LL.M.sinUSLegalStudiesand2LL.M.candidates.TeceremonyincludedanaddressromCommencementSpeakertheHonorableVictoriaGraeoAssociateJudgeotheNewYorkCourtofAppealswhoreceivedanhonorarydegreealongwithAllenI.FaginouroCollegeboardmemberandseniorpartneratProskauerRoseLLP.GraduatesalsoheardromvaledictoriansianyFrigentiandPepitoSantosaswellasTeRonniD.CohenClassOratorAnthonyLuckie.AddressingstudentsDeanSalkinsaidIcanspeakortheouroLawacultystaandalumniinsayingweareallveryproudoyouandarehonoredtowelcomeyoutotheproession.Weexpectthattheworldwillbeabetterplacebecauseohoweachoyouchoosestousetheskillsandcredentialsyouhaveacquired.JudgeGraeohadthisadviceorouroLawstudentsLetthesenseoaccomplishmentsinkinasyoupreparetojoinawonderulproessionwithunlimitedopportunityorimprovingthelivesoothersandensuringweallhaveadequaterights.ShecontinuedYoucanbeproudthatyouhaveattendedahighqualitylawcenterthatstrivestoproduceconfdentattorneyswhorespecttheruleolawandhaveafrmunderstandingotheneedtoprovideequalaccesstojusticetoallmembersooursociety.WeexpectgreatthingsromyouandIknowyouwilldeliver.AllenFaginwasawardedanhonorarydegreeromouroLaworhisservicetotheproessionandcommitmentanddedicationtothelawschoolandhisleadershipasChairotheDeanSearchCommittee.HeservedasChairmanoProskauerRoseLLProm2005-2011andisaformerco-chairoftheLaborEmploymentLawDepartment.Hehasrepresentedclientsinsuchdiversefeldsastelecommunicationstransportationhealthcareinsurancelegalservicesutilitiesfnancialservicesentertainmentandmanuacturing.AttheceremonythreeawardsweregiventoacultymembersortheircontributionstoouroLawthePaulMarksAwardorPublicServicewasawardedtoProessorEileenKaumanTeMiltonHandlerAwardorExcellenceinScholarshipwasawardedtoProessorJereyMorrisandtheInauguralExcellenceineachingAwardwaspresentedtoProessorRenaSeplowitz.InadditiontheOutstandingAdjunctProessorotheYearawardwaspresentedtotheHonorableCherylJoseph-CherryandTeHonorableMarkCohenwaspresentedwiththeDevotedServicetotheIdealsandPurposeoLegalEducationaward.ClassspeakerAnthonyLuckietoldhisclassmatesWeareallreceivingtodayadocumentthatcombinedwithourwildoptimismisgoingtobethemostpowerulweaponintheworld.HecontinuedFromthisdayorwardyouhaveatoolthathasthecapabilitytochangelivesandwecanuseiteverysingleday.Nowitsuptouswhatdirectionwewanttomoveinsoletssettheworldonfre.NEWSEVENTSANewTradition3LClassGivingTheclassof2013begananewTouroLawtraditionmorethan33of3Lstudentscontributedtoaclassgift.Thefundswillbeusedforascholarshipawardtobepresentedonacompetitivebasistoarising2Lwhoisactiveinstudentlife.Theclassof2014isalreadyorganizingtocontinuethetraditionandexceedthehighbarsetbytheclassof2013. 04THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014TispastyearthreenewacultyawardswereawardedduringcommencementtorecognizeoutstandingmembersoouroLawsaculty.TePaulMarksAwardorPublicServicewasawardedtoProessorEileenKauman.DuringthelastyearProessorKaumanjoinedtheBoardotheibetJusticeCenteraninternationalorganizationthatadvocatessel-determinationorthepeopleoibetthroughlegalactionandeducation.Shehascontinuedherprobonoadvocacyonbehaloibetansinexile.ShesubmittedalengthyexpertadavitonbehaloaibetanreugeeseekingpoliticalasylumintheUnitedStates.TeindividualescapedtoIndiaromChinaaerhewasdetainedinterrogatedandbeatenorpossessingpro-independenceaudiocassettetapes.ProessorKaumanwasalsoselectedorthisawardbasedonhereortsollowingSuperstormSandy.IntheaermathothestormshehelpedstatheLC-HEARhotlineandworkedwithclientsonstormrelatedissues.ProessorJereyMorriswasawardedtheMiltonHandlerAwardorExcellenceinScholarshiporhisbookLeadershipontheFederalBenchTeCraandActivismoJackWeinsteinpublishedbyOxordUniversityPress.Tebookisabouttheastonishing45plusyearcareerooneoAmericasmostimportantandcontroversialjudgesTeHon.JackWeinsteinotheU.S.DistrictCourtEasternDistrictofNewYork.ProfessorMorrisconsidershowJudgeWeinsteinsbackgroundaectedhisdevelopmentandthenexamineshowhisconceptionothejudicialunctionhisbeliesvaluesandabilityhelpedcreatethequintessentialjudicialactivist.ProessorMorrisisadistinguishedlegalscholarandpoliticalscientistwhoinadditiontothisbookhaswrittenandcontinuestowritethehistoryosomeoAmericasmostimportantcourtsoenattherequestothejudgesothosecourts.TeinauguralExcellenceineachingAwardwaspresentedtoProessorRenaSeplowitz.ProessorSeplowitzisoneotheadvisorsorouroLawReviewsheaddedanhonorscoursetoherteachingresponsibilitiesandsheisaavoriteamongcurrentstudentsandalumnialike.Sheisknownorbeingadedicatedapproachableteacherwhotrulycaresaboutherstudents.AtcommencementDeanSalkinreadstudentcommentsandalumninotesthatattestedtoPro.Seplowitzsoutstandingteachingthatmadelastingimpressions.CongratulationstoProessorsKaumanMorrisandSeplowitzouroLawCenterhasjoinedmorethan600universitiesinmorethan100countriesasamemberoftheUnitedNationsAcademicImpact.heglobalinitiativewasdevelopedinNovember2010byUNSecretary-GeneralBanKi-moontoaligninstitutionsohighereducationwiththeUnitedNationsinactivelysupportingtenuniversallyacceptedprinciplesintheareasohumanrightsliteracysustainabilityandconlictresolution.ouroLawCenterhasarichtraditionoacademicopportunitiesintheareaointernationallaw.ForexamplesummerprogramsprovidestudentswithstudyoptionsinCroatiaVietnamIndiaandGermany.ouroLawstudentshaveparticipatedintheVisInternationalMootCourtcompetitionandthecurriculumincludesmorethanadozencoursesinvariousaspectsointernationalandcomparativelaw.TisisanexcitingopportunityorouroLaw.IlookorwardtobeinganactivememberandmakingthemostothispartnershiporourstudentsacultyandalumnisaidDeanPatriciaSalkin.ShecontinuedWiththeincreasingglobalizationothepracticeolawtheopportunitiesorourcommunitytointeractinamoremeaningulwaywiththeUNthroughAcademicImpactaremostwelcome.TeactthatmembersotheouroLawCenterrstyearclassholdcitizenshipin10dierentcountrieswerebornin28dierentcountriesandspeak26dierentlanguagesfuentlyspeaksdirectlytotheimportanceothiscollaboration.AcademicImpactprovidesawayoreducationalinstitutionstoormallycommittousingeducationasanengineoraddressingglobalproblems.Participatingcollegesanduniversitiesmustdemonstratesupportoatleastoneotheoundingprincipleseachyear.TisnewprogramhasalreadyresultedinouroLawsparticipationinagovernanceprogramattheU.N.NewFacultyAwardsNEWSEVENTSTouroLawJoinsTheUnitedNationsAcademicImpactInitiativeProessorEileenKaumanProessorJefreyMorrisProessorRenaSeplowitz WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU05NEWSEVENTSDeanPatriciaSalkinannouncedthecreationoanewpositionatthelawschoolDistinguishedJuristinResidenceandthefrstjuristtofllthatpostistheHon.LeonardWexlerSeniorJudgeUnitedStatesDistrictCourtEasternDistrictofNewYork.ouroLawCenteristheonlylawschoolinthecountrywithaullyintegratedcollaborativecourtcurriculum.TeprogramincludesacourtobservationprogramorallfrstyearstudentsinboththestateandederalcourthousesadjacenttotheLawCenteraswellasthestatecourtcomplexinRiverheadNY.Upperlevellawstudentshaveanoptiontourthertheircourtexperiencethroughacollaborativecourtprogramthatintegratesthelawschoolclassroomwiththeederalandstatecourtroomsusingamedicalschoolmodeltorotatestudentsthroughoutthediversecourtsandcorrelatingthoserotationswithacademicandpracticaleducationalcomponents.TeCollaborativeCourtProgrambridgesthegapbetweendoctrinallawclassesskillsdevelopmentclassesandactualpracticeclassessuchasclinicsandexternships.Itcontainselementsoallthreetypesoinstructionculminatingwithstudentperormanceswrittenandoralbeoresittingjudgesinthecourtroomonredactedreal-liecases.JudgeWexlerwillcontinuetooerhisexternshipprogramastheDistinguishedJuristinResidenceandworkwithacultytourtheradvancetheCollaborativeCourtProgram.TeestablishmentoaDistinguishedJuristinResidenceprogramthataordsourstudentsandacultyregularcurricularcontactwithleadingjuristsisanimportantcomplementtoourcollaborativecourtprogramexplainedDeanSalkin.TeappointmentoJudgeWexlerastheinauguralholderothisappointmentisrecognitionohisunwaveringcommitmenttopositivelyaectinglegaleducationthroughstrongercollaborationbetweenthebenchandtheacademy.JudgeWexlercurrentlyoverseestheFederalJudicialSummerExternship.TisspecialsummerexternshipplacesstudentsinJudgeWexlerschambersourdaysaweekorthemonthoJuneorJulywithaconcurrentseminarclassmeetingthreeeveningsperweekduringthattimeperiod.JudgeWexleralsoparticipatesinouroLawsCollaborativeCourtProgram.HeworkswithouroLawproessorsacilitatescourtvisitsorstudentsparticipatesinstudentlunchesanddinnersatthelawschoolandprovidesguidanceorstudents.JudgeWexlersaidIamproudtobeassociatedwithouroLaw.IbelieveouroLawhasthebestprogramorteachinglawstudentsandisnumberoneinthenationortrainingstudentstobegoodlawyers.OnbehaloourstudentsouracultyouralumniandtheentireouroLawcommunityIwanttothankJudgeWexlerorhonoringuswithhisinvolvementandcontributionssaidDeanSalkin.DistinguishedJuristinResidenceEstablishedHon.LeonardWexlerFirstRecipientIamproudtobeassociatedwithouroLaw.IbelieveouroLawhasthebestprogramorteachinglawstudentsandisnumberoneinthenationortrainingstudentstobegoodlawyers.-HonorableLeonardWexlerUnitedStatesDistrictCourtEasternDistrictNYDeanPatriciaSalkincenterposeswiththeHon.LeonardWexlerandhiswifeBarbara. 06THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014SupremeASupremeCourtJusticeSoniaSotomayorAcceptstheBruceK.GouldBookAwardandSpendstheDaywithTouroLawStudentsVisit SupremeCourtJusticeSoniaSotomayortherstHispanicjusticeandthirdwomenjusticeothecourtwastherecipientoouroLawsBruceK.GouldBookAwardonSeptember92013orhercriticallypraisedmemoirMyBelovedWorld.PriortotheceremonyshearrivedearlyintheaernoonandspentthedayvisitingwithsmallgroupsostudentsgettingamiliarwiththetruespiritoouroLawandinspiringallothoseshemet.JusticeSotomayorspoketostudentsaboutherjourneytotheSupremeCourtandherexperiencesinlawschool.Shewascandidandrankshewasinfuentialandaecting.Sheansweredanyandallquestionsstudentshadandspenttimeposingorpictureswitheveryonethatwantedaphoto.MeetingSupremeCourtJusticeSoniaSotomayorwastrulyantasticsaidouroLawsecondyearstudentCatherineRomano.Shewassoapproachableanddowntoearthwhichmadeherallthemoreinspiring.TateveningsheacceptedtheBruceK.GouldBookAwardorherbookwhichrecountsherlieromaBronxhousingprojecttotheederalbenchinrontofmorethan500studentsalumniacultystaandpublic.AertheawardpresentationJusticeSotomayordeliveredcommentsandansweredquestionsromstudents.JusticeSotomayorslieandcareerhavethecapacitytoinspirelawstudentsandallAmericanssaidDeanSalkin.InpresentingtheawardBruceGould84saidHerpresencetodayatTouroLawCenterresonatesinaspecialwaybecauseourschoolplacesanemphasisondiversityandonservicetotheunderprivileged.WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU07IamthrilledthattheGouldBookAwardhasosteredvisitsromprominentlegalguresthroughouttheyearsandmostpleasedthatJusticeSotomayoracceptedtheawardandwassograciouswithhertime.ShetrulyhasmadeapositiveimpactontheouroLawcommunity.-BruceK.Gould84 PreparingTouroLawGRADUATESforthePracticeofLawinaChangingLegalLandscapeByEileenKaumanProfessorofLawwithLoisSchlisselMemberoftheBoardofGovernorsTouroLawCenterouroLawwasoneothefrstlawschoolstotakeseriouslythecritiquethatskillstrainingandproessionalvaluesneededtobeanintegralpartothelawschoolcurriculum.Wehavelongrejectedthealsedichotomybetweentheoryandpractice.Practiceisinormedbytheoryandviceversa.Adeepunderstandingodoctrineismadepossiblewhendoctrineisappliedtopracticeinanactualsocialcontext.Alawschoolcurriculummustintegratetheknowledgeskillsandvaluesthatproessionalsrequire.Otherproessionalschoolsunderstandthismedicineveterinarypharmacydentistrysocialworkarchitectureandnursingschoolsallhaveclinicaleducationalrequirementsintheirproessionalschools.1Onlynowistheaccreditingagencyorlawschoolscontemplatingrequiringallstudentstosatisyameaningulexperientialcomponent.2TeouroLawacultybeganre-imagininglegaleducationmorethantwentyyearsagowhenDeanHowardGlicksteinfrstproposedtomovetheschooltoCentralIslipinordertocreateaunifedlegalcampusalongsidethestateandederalcourthouseswherelegaleducationcouldberecreatedalongthelinesoamedicalschoolmodel.DrawingontheopportunitiesorexperientiallearningpresentedbyourproximitytothetwocourthousesDeanGlicksteinaskedtheacultytocomprehensivelyexaminethecurriculumandassesswhetherwecoulddomoretostrengthentherelationshipbetweentheoryandpractice.TiswastheeraotheMacCrateReportwhichservedasaclarioncalltotheproessionandtotheacademyinparticular.3Tereportcommendedschoolsordoinganexcellentjobteachingdoctrinebuturgedthemtoexaminewaysinwhichtheycouldalsoocusontheskillsandvaluesthatareaninherentpartothepracticeolaw.TeLegaleducationhasbecomerontpagenews.Forthepastewyearswehavebeenbarragedwithmassmediaaccountsothecrisisinlegaleducationueledbyrisingtuitionincreaseddebtloadandashrinkingjobmarket.FromtheNewYorkTimestocountlessblogslawschoolshavecomeunderwitheringattackorproducingmorelawyersthanthemarketcanbear.Morenuancedreportsemphasizethemismatchbetweenunemployedlawyersandthevastunmetlegalneedsothepoor.EvenPresidentObamaenteredtheraybysuggestingthatlawschoolsbeshortenedtotwoyears.TeNewYorkStateBarAssociationdevotedtheentireissueoitsSeptember2013JournaltoTeFutureoLegalEducationandAdmissiontotheBarwitharticlesdebatingtheeconomicsoalegaleducationproposinganationaljobcorpsandcallingorreormothebarexam.Whetherornotonebelievesthatcurrentmarketorcesrequirearadicalreormationolegaleducationonesubstantiveaspectothecritiquethatdeservesseriousattentionisthechargethatlawschoolsneedtodomoretopreparetheirstudentsorthepracticeolaw.TatcritiqueisonethatouroLawhasbeenaddressingordecades.TouroLawCenterAnEarlyLeaderinExperientialLearning08THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014TouroLawCentersformermainentranceinHuntingtonNY. acultybegananexhaustivesel-assessmentandgeneratedmultiplereportscallingoramorecoherentintegrationopracticeskillsintothecurriculum.Ateachstepotheprocessweaskedourselvesthreequestionswhatdowewantourstudentstohaveachievedupongraduationdoesourcurriculumprovidethebasisorourstudentstoachievethoseobjectiveswhatinnovationswouldbetterprepareourstudentsorpracticeandorundertakingtheirrolesascommunityleaders.Wenotedthatwhileourcurriculumoeredmanyopportunitiestointroducestudentstoavarietyopracticeskillsthecurriculumwasnotdesignedtoensurethatstudentswereexposedtotheseskillsorthattheskillsweredeliveredinacoherentsequentialmanner.Wethusintroducedtheconceptoverticalitynotjustinourdoctrinaloeringsbutinourskills-basedcurriculum.Byverticalitywemeantasequenceddeliveryoknowledgeskillsandvaluesthatprogresseseachyearinthedicultyandsophisticationothematerialsandtasksassigned.Aspartoourprocessosel-evaluationweorganizedtheMiltonHandlerConerenceonCurricularReorminLegalEducationheldatouroLawCenterinMay2001.WeinvitedanumberofdistinguishedacademicsjudgesandpractitionersincludingBobMacCrateElliottMilsteinpast-PresidentoAALSJudgeJuanitaBingNewtondeputychiefadministrativejudgeorjusticeinitiativesandDanielGreenbergExecutiveDirectorotheLegalAidSociety.Inaseriesopanelsthesespeakersrespondedenthusiasticallytoourproposalstomakejusticemorecentraltothelawschoolcurriculumandtobetterintegratepracticeskillsthroughoutthecurriculum.AsaresultotheconerencetheacultyapprovedanumberopilotprojectsincludingaJusticecourseintherstyearcurriculumtheintroductionoPracticeModulesinthesecondyearandtheadditionorotationsintheUSAttorneysOceandNassauSuolkLawServicestothirdandourthyearstudents.Overtimesomeothesepilotprojectsbecameentrenchedpartsoourcurriculumsomewererevampedandreplacedwithotherinnovations.Ourskillscurriculumhasgrownexponentiallyinthelastdecade.WehaveenhancedtherstyearcurriculumtoensurethatbasicskillsincludinginterviewingnegotiatingandcounselingareincludedbothinanexpandedLegalProcesscourseandinthedoctrinalcoursesandwelaunchedouruniquecourtobservationprogramwhichnotonlyplacesrstsemesterstudentsinthecourtsbutalsooersthemopportunitiestoassistsel-representedclientsinuncontesteddivorceproceedings.WeaddedanIntermediateSkillsRequirementwhichincludespracticemodulesdesignedtoassiststudentsindevelopingoralandwrittenlawyeringskillsinthecontextolawpracticesimulations.InordertoqualiythecoursemustincludeatleastamajorityothetenundamentallawyeringskillsidentiedintheMacCratereportemploysimulationsthatengageeachenrolledstudentandincludepractice-relatedwritingsandoralpresentationsbyeachstudent.TenumberothesecourseshasmultipliedovertheyearsandincludesAdvancedrialPracticeIntroductiontoNYSCourtPracticeAmericanTrialCourtsDrafingCommercialDocumentsEnvironmentalCrimesLawPracticeCurrentLegalIssuesinGovernmentInterviewingNegotiatingandCounselingIntroductiontoNewYorkCourtPracticeTeJusticeCourtsLicensinginIntellectualPropertyPre-rialLitigationSettlingLegalDisputesandrialPracticeaswellasPracticeModulesinBusinessOrganizationsCriminalProcedureEnvironmentalLawFamilyLawrustsEstatesandInternationalSalesLawArbitration.Wealsoexpandedouralreadystrongclinicaloeringsandexternshipsandaddedclinicsinsubjectareasrepresentingpressingareasoneedinourcommunity.OneexampleisournewestclinictheDisasterRelieClinic-whichhasreceivednationalattentionandwhichservesasaprototypeorclinicsatotherlawschools.InthisclinicstudentslearnbasiclawyeringskillsessentialtothepracticeolawwhileassistingclientswhohavebeenimpactedbyHurricaneSandy.UnderacultysupervisionstudentsrepresentclientsinrealestateandlandusematterspublicbenetsincludingFEMAclaimspublicutilitiesissuesinsurancemattersemploymentissuescontractorandconsumerissuesaswellasissuesthathavea1.Medicalschoolrequires2of4yearsinclinicalpracticeorclerkshipsveterinaryschoolrequiresaminimumof1in4yearsinclinicalsettingspharmacyrequires300hoursinthe1styearand36weeksinthelastyearinclinicalsettingsdentistryrequires57ofeducationinactualpatientcarearchitecturerequires50outof160creditsinstudiocoursesnursingvariesbystatebutsomestatesrequire13clinicalcredits.2.eCounciloftheSectionofLegalEducationisconsideringamendingStandard303torequireoneormoreexperientialcoursestotalingatleastsixcredithours.Anexperientialcourseorcoursesmustbeisimulationcoursesoriiclinicalcoursesoriiieldplacements.osatisythisrequirementacoursemustbeprimarilyexperientialinnatureandmustiintegratedoctrinetheoryskillsandlegalethicsandengagestudentsinperformanceofoneormoreoftheprofessionalskillsidentiedinStandard302iideveloptheconceptsunderlyingtheproessionalskillsbeingtaughtiiiprovidemultipleopportunitiesorperormanceandivprovideopportunitiesorsel-evaluation.Teproposedchangesareavailableathttpwww.americanbar.orgcontentdamabaadministrativelegal_education_and_admissions_to_the_barcouncil_reports_and_resolutions20130906_notice_comment_chs_1_3_4_s203b_s603d.authcheckdam.pdf3.eMacCrateReportwasnamedaerRobertMacCratewhochairedtheABATaskForcethatauthoredLegalEducationandProfessionalDevelopmentAnEducationalContinuum1992.4.AmongtheIBLsnewestandplannedprogramsallowhichwillinvolveourstudentsareanEntrepreneurshipAssistanceFellowshipthroughwhichouroLawstudentsprovideocusedlegalintelligencetolocalentrepreneursseekingcompetitiveadvantagesanonlinelibraryorbusinesspeopleoaudiovideoandwritteninormationandlinksregardinglawregulationandbestpracticesinprivacysocialmediaintellectualpropertye-commerceandotherrapidlyevolvingsubjectareascollaborationwithAccelerateLongIslandStonyBrookUniversityandotherorganizationsoninitiativestoencouragesupportandmeasureeconomicdevelopmentthroughentrepreneurshiponLongIslandandon-sitelegalclinicsatregionalbusinessincubatorsthroughwhichouroLawstudentsunderattorneysupervisionwillprovidebasiclegalservicestotenantstartups.WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU09EileenKaufmanProfessorofLawandLoisSchlisselEsq.ManagingAttorneyMeyerSuozziEnglishKleinP.C. 10THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014broadimpactondisasterrecoveryproblemsaectingalargernumberoclientsorpublicpoliciesordisasterrecoveryorassistance.TeDisasterClinicrefectstheschoolsdeepcommitmenttohelpingothersincrisis.ForexampleinthewakeoHurricaneSandyouroestablishedLC-Heartanimmediatecommunityserviceeortinvolvinglawstudentsandvolunteerattorneys.TeexperientiallearningwehavebeenprovidingtoourownstudentshasbeenexpandedtoanationalscalethankstoagrantromtheRauchFoundation.ouroLawCenterispresentlyspearheadinganationwideprogramthatbenetsalargenumberovictimsoHurricaneSandywhilesimultaneouslyprovidinganenrichingandulllingpracticaleducationalexperienceorlawstudentsacrossthecountry.OurLCHeartProjectCoordinatorismatchinglawschoolvolunteersromaroundthecountrywithourownDisasterRelieClinicandwithotherregionalagenciesalreadyprovidinglegalservicestothoseinneed.Teprogramhascreatedopportunitiesfornearly150lawstudentsfromotherlawschoolsaroundthecountryandromtheUnitedKingdomtovisitouroduringspringandsummerbeaksromtheirrespectivelawschoolstorepresentvictimsoHurricaneSandywithrespecttolegalissuesrelatedtoinsuranceFEMAoreclosureenvironmentalmattersconsumerdebtlandlord-tenantandemployment.Anothernewclinicalsoaddressespressingneedsinthecommunity.TeVeteransServicemembersRightsClinictrainsstudentstoassistveteransandactivedutyservicemembersinmattersinwhichmilitaryservicehascreatedspecialprotectionsorcreateduniqueburdens.ClinicstudentsworkcloselywiththeSuolkCountyVeteransCourtaspecializedpartotheSuolkCountycourtsystemthathelpsveteranschargedwithcriminaloensesbydivertingthemromthetraditionalcriminaljusticesystemandprovidingthemwiththetoolstheyneedtoliveproductivelivesthroughtreatmentandjudicialmonitoring.Studentsalsorepresentveteransinbenetsclaimsregainingemploymentaerdeploymentemploymentdiscriminationclaimsobtainingaccommodationordisabilitiesanddischargereviewandupgradeproceedings.Ourothernewclinicsrefecttheeconomicdownturnthatourregionhasexperiencedthathasresultedinlossojobscountlessoreclosuresanddeepnancialdistress.ouronowhastwoclinicstheMortgageForeclosureandBankruptcyClinicandtheAdvancedBankruptcyClinicwhichgivestudentstheopportunitytoassistlocalresidentsacingmortgageoreclosureorpersonalbankruptcy.StudentsnegotiatemortgagemodicationsappearinNewYorkStateSupremeCourtatmandatoryoreclosuresettlementconerencesresearchanddralitigationdocumentsnecessaryororeclosuredeensesassistinthepreparationandlingofbothChapter7andChapter13bankruptcypetitionsandappearathearingsinU.S.BankruptcyCourt.Studentsalsointerviewandcounselclientsinvestigateactsreviewnancialrecordsandnegotiateonbehalotheirclients.InadditiontothesenewclinicsourooersseveralothersFamilyLawClinicCivilRightsLitigationClinicElderLawClinicandNot-for-ProtLawCorporationClinicaswellasexternshipsinCriminalLawAdvancedCriminalProsecutionBusinessechnologyLawCivilPracticeJudicialClerkshipandtheU.S.Attorney.Inadditionstudentsenrolledinanupperlevelcoursemayearncreditoranindependentexternshipinapracticesettingthatrelatestothesubjectmatterothecourse.WearecurrentlyintheprocessoexpandingourexternshipoeringsincludingcivilpracticeexternshipsthatcorrelatewithournewlydevelopedcentersandinstitutesandcriminalpracticeexternshipsinjuvenilejusticespecicallywithourostudentsparticipatingintheopeningoaSuolkCountyFelonyYouthOenderdiversioncourt.OurcollaborativerelationshipwiththecourtsprovidesourstudentswithuniqueopportunitiestobecomepartonewlycreatedprogramsevenwhilethoseprogramsarestillintheplanningstagessuchastheFelonyYouthOenderProgramandaHumanrackingProgram.Whileourodoesnotcurrentlyrequirestudentstotakeaclinicorexternshiptheoverwhelmingmajorityoourstudentsdotakeadvantageothesewonderulopportunitiestolearnbydoingandourooerssucientplacementsorallstudentstoparticipate.IndeedouroLawisoneofonly18lawschoolsinthecountrythatguaranteesaclinicalorexternshipexperiencetoitsstudents.TeCurriculumCommitteeiscurrentlyworkingonacapstonerequirementthatwouldensurethatallourostudentsbenetromourclinicsandexternships.AspartoourexperientiallearningoeringsouroisrestructuringitsadvocacyprogramsprovidingadministrativeandacultysupporttothestudentorganizationsinvolvedinallthreetypesopracticeAlternativeDisputeResolutionrialAdvocacyandAppellateAdvocacy.Studentswillhavetheopportunitytotryoutoreachothethreeprogramsandiselectedwillcompeteinregionalandnationalcompetitions.Additionallystudentsoncompetitionteamswillbeenrolledinanacademiccoursedesignedspecicallytoaddressthesubjectmatteroaparticularcompetitionasrulespermit.WealsoplantoinvolvealumniascoachesorourADRMootCourtandrialCompetitionteams.Ourexpectationisthatourosnewocusonadvocacywillresultinevenmorevictoriesorourteamsthanwehavealreadyachieved.ExperientiallearningisalsoakeyingredientinourosCentersorInnovationinBusinessLawandechnologyIBL.ourosIBLisdesignedtoencourageandsupporteconomicdevelopmentandentrepreneurshiporLongIslandsresidents.StudentsenrolledinIBLcoursesTouroLawisoneofonly18lawschoolsinthecountrythatguaranteesaclinicalorexternshipexperiencetoitsstudents.TheCurriculumCommitteeiscurrentlyworkingonacapstonerequirementthatwouldensurethatallTourostudentsbenetfromourclinicsandexternships. WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU11orparticipatinginIBLexternshipsdevelopanunderstandingothelegalissuesintegraltothetechnology-drivenbusinesscommunitiesomanuacturingeCommerceandhightech.4InadditiontoocusingonacoherentintegrationoskillswealsotookheedotheMacCrateReportsemphasisonproessionalvalues.Indeedourclinicsandexternshipsareocusednotonlyonskillsdevelopmentandaccesstojusticebutalsoonproessionalismonhelpingourstudentsdevelopintolawyerswithvaluesthatrefectourmission.ouroLawCentersmissionhaslongrefecteditsJewishaliationwhichinormsourvisionothelawyersweseektoproduce.WedenedourgoalasollowsInspiredbyJewishheritageandtheJewishlegaltraditionouroLawCenterrecognizesthatitsmissiongoesbeyondthatomostlawschools.ouroLawCentersprimarymissionistohelpmenandwomenbecomegoodlawyerslawyerswhoprovidecompetentrepresentationtoclientswithattentiontojusticeandthemoralsourcesandgoalsolawandtothelawyersresponsibilitytomediatebetweenthepublicinterestandtheclientswants.Tegoodlawyerisrespectulohumandignityandiscommittedtosocialjusticeairnessequalityandothervaluesotheproessionalcommunityincludingparticipatinginpubliclieandassistingunder-servedsegmentsothecommunity.Tegoodlawyerdevelopsaproessionalcharacterthatdemandshigherstandardsthanapplytootheroccupationsmakingtheproessionolawacalling.Toseproessionalqualitiesincludeintegrityhonestytrustworthinesscompassionandaithulness.Teseskillsandcharactertraitsareessentialwhetherthegoodlawyerisadvisingcorporationsmakinggovernmentpolicyorrepresentingtheindigent.Wetranslatedourcommitmenttothesevaluesbybeingamongtherstschoolsinthenationtorequirestudentstoperormprobonoworkasaconditionograduation.Werecentlyincreasedour40hourrequirementto50hourstorefectthenewruleannouncedbyChieJudgeLippmanthatappliestoallcandidatesforadmissiontotheNewYorkbar.Whilemostotherlawschoolsneededtoquicklymobilizetoassisttheirstudentsinsatisyingthisrequirementourohadlonghadinplaceitssystemorhelpingstudentsndsuitableprobonoopportunities.IndeedourPublicAdvocacyCentertheonlyoneoitskindinanylawschoolprovidescountlessopportunitiesorstudentstoengageinmeaningulprobonowork.WealsointroducedaJusticecoursewhichwasoriginallyintendedtobearequiredpartotherstyearcurriculumbutinsteadisapopularelective.Inthiscoursestudentsexaminejusticebyapplyingbroadmoralphilosophicalandpoliticalprinciplestorealcasesandcontroversies.Discussiontopicsincludelawandautonomyraceandjusticegenderandjusticeandeconomicsandjusticeaswellasthescopeothecriminallawandtheroleojusticeintheinternationalarena.Tegoalotheclassistoconstructguidingnormsojusticeandequityastheywouldberefectedinthelawsthatgovernamodelsociety.OurcommitmenttosocialjusticeisrefectednotjustinourcurriculumbutinmanyotheraspectsoourprogramincludingourannualPublicInterestPractitioner-in-ResidenceProgramoursummerpublicinterestellowshipsourloanorgivenessprogramandmostnotablyouruniquePublicAdvocacyCenterPACthathousespublicinterestorganizationsworkinginareassuchasdomesticviolencehealthandwelarehousingcivillibertiesandstudentadvocacyincludingspecialeducationissues.TePACocesprovideadiverserangeoexperiencestoourstudentsromdirectclientpracticetopolicyplanningtocommunitydevelopment.TePACoersurnishedocestolocalnon-protagenciesinexchangeortheirpromisetouseourostudentsintheirwork.Tisistheultimatewin-winunrepresentedclientsgetmuchneededassistanceandourostudentslearnvaluableskillswhileinvolvedinmeaningulprobonowork.Ourcurriculumcontinuestobeaworkinprogresssincesel-evaluationisitselavaluableskillbothindividuallyandinstitutionally.WhilealwaysstrongAlllawyersareeducated.Ourlawyersareprepared.AmajorityofTouroLawstudentstakeadvantageofthemanyclinicsandexternshipprogramsoffered. 12THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014InordertoassesshowtheproessionhaschangedandhowiatallthelawschoolcurriculumshouldadapttothosechangesIhadaseriesoconversationswithLoisSchlisselanactivememberoourosBoardoGovernorsandthemanagingattorneyatMeyerSuozziEnglishKleinP.C.Q.HowhasthepracticeolawchangedinrecentyearsA.Teproessionisundergoingrapidinnovationinseveralareasthatimpacttheworkoassociateattorneysincludingdocumentmanagemente-discoveryandlegalresearch.Terewasatimeinthenot-too-distantpastwhennewly-mintedlitigatorswouldspendlongdaysstudyingthousandsohardcopydocuments--warehouseslledwithpaperrecords--lookingorrelevantdocumentsduringthediscoveryphaseolitigation.Withtheadventoelectronicdocumentmanagementthelaborioustaskodocumentreviewisevolvingintoamoreecientandreliableprocess.Documentorganizationandstorageanddocumentsearchesarenowaccomplishedelectronically.Attorneystogetherwithlegalsupportstaandspecializedvendorsworkcollaborativelytodesigncase-specicelectronicsearchmethodstoidentiypotentiallyrelevantevidence.Tesedevelopingtechniquesincludingpredictivecodingareastbecomingacceptedmethodsbywhichlitigatorscangatheranduseelectronicallystoredinormation.Legalresearchtoohasdevelopedarbeyondthemethodologiesoadecadeago.InadditiontoenhancedelectronicresearchmethodsavailablethroughproviderslikeWestlawandLEXISseveralinternetresearchsitessuchasCornellsLegalInormationInstitutesiteacilitateon-lineresearch.Additionallylegalsupportvendorshavecreatedsowarethatprovidesawealthosearchablematerialsorspecicpracticeareasromtrustsandestatestocorporatenanceandtaxlaw.Q.DothechangesthatyoudescribevarywithpracticeareaorsizeofrmA.GenerallyspeakingIwouldsayno.Smallandmid-sizermshaveaccesstothebenetsandchallengesothesedevelopments.Howeversomepracticeareaslikelitigationareimpactedmoredirectlyandsignicantlybythetechnologicalevolutioninthepracticeolaw.Allrmsregardlessosizeandpracticeareaneedtoembracethesechangesitheyaretoprovidetheirclientswithhighqualityecientlegalservicesandremaincompetitiveinourchangingproessionalenvironment.Q.HowdothesetechnologicalchangesimpactclientsA.Notonlyhastechnologyrevolutionizeddocumentmanagementdiscoveryandresearchithaschangedhowwecommunicatewithourclientscolleaguesandadversaries.Farewerhard-copyormallettersareexchangedamongcounselwithmostpractitionersavoringthespeedandeaseassociatedwithemailandotherormsoelectroniccommunication.Despitetheinherentdangersassociatedwithemailithasbecometheprimaryvehicleolegalcommunication.Evenourormalcommunicationswithcourtsarenowe-ledinmostjurisdictions.Recenttechnologicaladvanceshaveimpactedeverythingrominitialcaseanalysistotrialpracticetoclientrequestsorelectronicbilling.Somermshavebeenproactiveinutilizingtechnologytoassureimprovedclientservicesandhavedevelopedpracticemodelsthatenhanceeciencyandprovidegreatervaluetoclients.Fortheseclient-centricrmsstayingcurrentwithadvancesinlegaltechnologyisasmuchapriorityasrecruitingtop-fightlegaltalentandobtainingtheverybestresultsortheirclients.Q.WhatchangesdoyouseeinhiringpracticesasseniorlawyersretireA.Foranumberoreasonsincludingtherecessionmanyrmsareocusedonlateralandsmall-boutiqueacquisitionsthatcanmakeimmediatecontributionstothermsabilitytorespondtoclientneedsaswellasthermsbottomline.Neverthelessfrmsremaininterestedinattractingtop-fightassociates.Eectiveutilizationonewattorneystosupporttheworkomoreexperiencedlawyersoencalledleveragingcontinuestobeanessentialelementinprovidingvaluetoclients.Ontheotherendothespectrumasthebabyboomergenerationbeginstoretireromthepracticeolawthereismoreocusonclientsuccessionthuscreatinganincentivetohelpyoungerattorneysdevelopstrongrelationshipswithclientssoastoacilitatesuccessultransitions.ChangesintheProfessiononexperientiallearningwecontinuetoexpandopportunitiesorstudentstolearnincontextconsistentwiththebestthinkinginlegaleducationasexpressedbytheCarnegieReport5andBestPractices.6TiscommitmentisrefectedinDeanSalkinsappointmentoMyraBermantoserveasDeanoExperientialLearning.DeanBermanhasworkedtocreateopportunitiesorrstyearstudentstoassistsel-representedclientsinuncontesteddivorceactionsshehasworkedwithLynneKramertoexpandourrstyearcourtobservationprogramandshehascreatedupperlevelcoursesthatareaimedatbridgingthegapbetweenclassroomtheoryandcourtroompractice.InAmericanrialCourtsTeoryandPracticeintheFederalCourtsandAmericanrialCourtsTeoryandPracticeintheNewYorkStateCourtsDeanBermanusesthecourtroomasaneducationallaboratorywherejudgesassiststudentsinunderstandingthelawincontextandhelpevaluatestudentsastheyworkonrealproblemsdevelopedromactualcasesinlitigation.Aswecontinuetoassessourcurriculumweareparticularlymindulowhatchangesaretakingplaceintheproessionandtowhatextentthosedevelopmentscanandshoulddrivecurricularchanges.Part-timestudentDavidGreenbergerstudiesinthelibrary. ouroscurriculumrefectsmanyothechangesintheproessionidentiedbyLoisSchlissel.MostnotablywithrespecttodocumentmanagementandtheprooundchangesindiscoverypracticemadepossiblebytechnologyouronowoersacourseentitledE-Discovery.AmongothertopicsthiscourseexploresthelegalandethicalchallengesacedbyattorneysincludingidentiyingESIelectronicallystoredinormationtypesandlocationsadvisingclientsotheirobligationsinpreservingESIandtheseriouspotentialconsequencesorailingtodoso.TeseissuesarealsoexploredinourPre-rialLitigationcoursewherestudentsparticipateinsimulationsanddraingexercisestoapplywhattheyhavelearned.TerelevanceotechnologytolawandlawpracticeisrefectedinsuchnewcoursesasDigitalMediaandAdvertisingLawPrivacyinaDigitalAgeCybercrimeandCyberlaw.ChangesinthenatureotheproessionhaveledtheacultytoapprovecoursesentitledLawPracticeManagementEntrepeneurshipandtheLawHumanResourcesManagementinthe21stCenturyGlobalWorkplaceandForeignandInternationalLegalResearch.Inadditiontoaddingcoursestothecurriculumtomatchchangesintheproessionourohasexpandeditsexperientiallearningoeringsinpracticeareasthatrefectthetimes.AsdescribedearlierournewestclinicstheDisasterRelieClinictheVeteransServicemembersRightsClinictheMortgageForeclosureandBankruptcyClinicandtheAdvancedBankruptcyClinic-allrepresentthelawschoolsleadershiproleinrespondingtoaccesstojusticeissuesastheyariseinourcommunity.Tesearechallengingtimesorlegaleducation.Inaneraodecliningenrollmentandanunavorablejobmarketitisimperativethatweoerahighqualityprogramolegaleducationthatequipsstudentswiththeknowledgeskillsandvaluestheyneedorachangingproession.Fortunatelywehavebeenhardatworkonthisprojectarbeorethecurrentstorm.Troughourlongstandingandever-evolvingemphasisonexperientiallearningandourdeep-seatedcommitmenttosocialjusticealongwithnewinitiativesinLandUseandSustainableDevelopmentLongevityandAgingandHealthCareLawalldesignedtoaddressburgeoningareasothelawourcurriculumcontinuestoadapttopreparestudentsorachanginglegallandscape.5.EducatingLawyersPreparationfortheProfessionofLawWilliamM.SullivanAnneColbyJudithWelchWegnerLloydBondLeeS.Shulman.SanFranciscoJossey-Bass2007.6.BestPracticesforLegalEducationAVisionandaRoadmapRoyStuckeyandotherspublishedbytheClinicalLegalEducationAssociation2007.CorrespondingChangesintheCurriculumWWW.TOUROLAW.EDU13Q.GiventheshrinkingpoolojobswhatcanstudentsbestdotopositionthemselvesinthejobmarketA.ourosexternshipprogramisanexcellentopportunityorstudentstobeplacedinlawoceswheretheycanreceivehands-ontrainingandprovethemselvesinapracticesetting.Myownlawrmhashiredourograduatesbasedontheirperormanceasexternsinouroce.Whenweinterviewcandidatesorapositionallowhomhavestrongcredentialswelookorthestudentwhoexpressesapassionorthepracticeolaw.Testand-outcandidateistheonewhoistrulyexcitedbytheruleolawandclientservice.Q.ArelawfrmsengagedinasmuchtrainingonewhiresasinthepastHavethosetrainingprogramschangedA.Muchothetrainingoassociatesthatgoesonatlawrmscontinuestobehands-onlearningunderthesupervisionoseniorattorneys.Workinvolvinggreaterlegalcomplexityisassignedastheassociateattorneydemonstratesthatshehasdevelopedtheskillsnecessarytohandlemoresophisticatedwork.eachingcoachingandcareulsupervisiononewattorneysisanon-goingproessionalresponsibility.In-rmtrainingevenorthosermsthatarequaliedasCLEprovidersusuallyissupplementedbyothercontinuinglegaleducationsourcesincludingbarassociationpresentations.Additionallyvendorsthatprovidedocumentmanagementserviceslegalsowareprogramsandothertypesolegalsupportoenurnishtrainingintheuseotheirparticulartechnologies.AndocourseastheMacCrateReportemphasizestheeducationalprocessdoesnotendinlawschooloreveninthehyearorthetenthyearopractice.Formostgoodlawyerslegaleducationisacareer-longresponsibilityandopportunity.InadditiontoaddingcoursestothecurriculumtomatchchangesintheprofessionTourohasexpandeditsexperientiallearningofferingsinpracticeareasthatrefectthetimes. 14THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014TouroCollegeJacobD.FuchsbergLawCenteriscommittedtopreparingourstudentsorsuccessinachanginglegalmarketplacethroughexperientiallearningprogramsthatproduceconfdentskilledandpractice-readylawyers.WeadvancethiscommitmentwithinnovativeandintegratedcourseoeringsincludingclinicsandexternshipsacollaborativecourtprogramandaPublicAdvocacyCenter.InkeepingwiththeCarnegieapproachtolegaleducationallotheseprogramsseparatelyandcumulativelyareaimedatbridgingthegapbetweentheormaltraditionalmethodsoclassroomlearningandtheskillsandvaluesrequiredorrealworldlawyering.THEEXPERIENTIALLEARNINGCURRICULUMPROVIDINGINTEGRATEDPRACTICE-ORIENTEDPROGRAMSOFINSTRUCTIONFOROURSTUDENTSTouroLawhasaddednewprogramsorexpandedexistingprogramsinordertooerourstudentsexperientiallearningopportunities.Alloourstudentsincludingourfrst-yearstudentsareprovidedwithcoursesprojectsorplacementsthatocusonproessionaldevelopmentenablingstudentstohitthegroundrunningupongraduation.Whatollowsarejustsomeotheareaswherewehaveinstitutedexperientiallearningprogramstoprepareourstudentsorpractice.REFORMCURRICULARTOUROLAWSEXPERIENTIALLEARNINGPROGRAMSCURRICULARREFORMTOUROLAWSEXPERIENTIALLEARNINGPROGRAMSBYMYRABERMANASSOCIATEDEANFOREXPERIENTIALLEARNING WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU15Co-CurricularAdvocacyProgramsAspartoourexperientiallearningoeringsouroLawhasrestructureditsadvocacyprogramsprovidingadministrativeandacultysupporttothestudentorganizationsinvolvedinallthreetypesopracticeAlternativeDisputeResolutionrialAdvocacyandAppellateAdvocacy.Studentsnowhavetheopportunitytotryoutoreachothethreeprogramsandiselectedtocompeteinregionalandnationalcompetitions.Additionallystudentsoncompetitionteamsenrollinanacademiccoursedesignedspecifcallytoaddressthesubjectmatteroaparticularcompetitionasrulespermit.WehavenumerousalumniwhoserveascoachesorourADRMootCourtandrialCompetitionteams.OurexpectationthatouroLawsnewocusonadvocacywillresultinevenmorevictoriesorourteamsthanwehavealreadyachievedhasalreadybeenulflledinourveryfrstsemesteroimplementation.wootheteamssenttoNationalMootCourtCompetitionsthisFallreturnedtoouroLawwithawardsoraBestBrieandaBestOralist.Weanticipatethatoursuccesseswillbecontinuingduringtheupcomingsemesters.CertifcateInCriminalLawInthefallof2013TouroLawinstitutedanewprogramthatoersourstudentsaCertifcateindicatingthattheyhaveconcentratedtheirstudiesintheareaocriminallaw.Manystudentsareinterestedincriminallawandwishtolearnmoreaboutthesubstantivelawpolicyethicsandskillsneededinordertobecomepractitionersinthisfeld.OurnewCertifcateindicatestoprospectiveemployersthatthestudenthasocusedasignifcantpartohisorhercourseworkonacquiringtheknowledgeskillsandexperiencerequiredoprosecutorsanddeenseattorneys.ClinicsExternshipsEveryouroLawstudentisnowguaranteedtheopportunitytoenrollinaclinicorexternshiporacademiccredit.Mostoourstudentsavailthemselvesothisopportunityrecognizingthattheseprogramstransormthemromlawschoolstudentstopractice-readygraduates.Duringthelastacademicyearnearly300ofourupperlevelull-timestudentsparticipatedineitheraclinicorexternship.DuringtheSpring2014semesterwewillbeoering9clinicsandmoreexternshipplacementsthaneverbeorespecifcallyintheareaoPost-ConvictionRelieJuvenileJusticeandImmigration.Wearehopeulthatduringtheupcomingyearwewillbeabletoexpandtheseexperientiallearningprogramsevenmore.PublicInterestPro-BonoProgramsDuringthepastsemesterinordertoprovideourstudentssimultaneouslywithprogramsthatenhancetheirproessionallearningandservethepublicinterestwehaveocusedoureortsontappingintotheresourceslocatedrighthereatthelawschoolintheclinicsandthePublicAdvocacyCenter.GivenouroLawscommitmenttopublicinterestlawyeringandsocialjusticeissuesitisnotsurprisingthatmanyoourexperientiallearningopportunitiesareavailablethroughprobonoprojectsorexternshipswithnon-proftlegalorganizations.SomeothenumerousprogramsorprojectsoutlinedbelowareclinicaleducationoeringswhileothersaresimilartoexternshipsallothemarevehiclesinthespiritotheCarnegiereportthatprovideourstudentswiththekindsoskillsknowledgeandvaluesthatareessentialorallcompetentpractice-readyattorneys.TouroLawsNationalDisasterRelieProgramTeexperientiallearningwehavebeenprovidingtoourownstudentshasbeenexpandedtoanationalscalethankstoagrantromtheRauchFoundation.WematchlawschoolvolunteersromaroundthecountrywithourownDisasterRelieClinicandwithotherregionalagenciesalreadyprovidinglegalservicestothoseinneed.CURRICULARREFORM 16THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014TesenationalandeveninternationallawstudentswhotraveltoouroLawduringspringandsummerbreaksromtheirrespectivelawschoolshavetheopportunitytorepresentclientswithlegalissuesrelatedtoinsuranceFEMAoreclosureenvironmentalmattersconsumerdebtlandlord-tenantandemployment.OurownstudentsenrolledintheDisasterRelieClinicareinvolvednotonlyinsummaryproceedingsrelatedtooreclosuresordebtsbutalsoininitiatinglitigationorSandyvictimswhohavenotbeenprovidedwithanykindonancialassistancedespitetheirongoingeortstoobtaininsuranceundseitherprivatelyorthroughFEMA.ouroLawsroleinSandyreliehasreceivednationalrecognitionbutmoreimportantlyhasprovidedmanyoourstudentswiththeopportunitytolearnwhatitmeanstobealawyerwhosepurposeistosolvethelegalproblemsoclientsinneed.NewYorkStatesAccesstoJusticeProgramTouroLaws1LPro-BonoUncontestedDivorceProjectAsarecipientandleaderintheNewYorkStateOceofCourtAdministrationAccesstoJusticeinitiativeouroLawCentersrstyearstudentsparticipateinaninnovativepilotprogrambyassistingunrepresentedlitigantsinourPro-BonoUncontestedDivorceProject.Tisprogramintegratesexperientiallearningintotherstyearcurriculumandprovidesahands-onlearningopportunityorrstyearstudentswhilesimultaneouslyaddressingthelegalneedsounderrepresentedmembersoourcommunity.Teprojecthelpsourstudentsunderstandhowtonavigatethelegalsystemandinteractwithlitigantsromtheirearliestdaysolawschool.Aspartotheprojectrequirementsallrstyearstudentsreceivetraininginculturalcompetencyclientinterviewingandproessionalresponsibilityaswellasincourtsofwareanddocumentsoruncontesteddivorces.LitigantsarereerredtoouroLawbytheregionslargestnon-protlegalservicesagencyandbytheHelpCenterothestatecourt.StudentsparticipateinmeetingswithprobonoeligiblelitigantswhereworkinginteamstheyassisttheselitigantswiththecompletionoormsrequiredoranuncontesteddivorceinSuolkCounty.Volunteeralumniattorneyssuperviseourstudentsastheyinputthedataobtainedromthelitigants.Ourpilotyearhasbeenencouraging.Studentshaveworkedwithmorethanthirtyclientsandhavestatedthattheexperienceoassistingarealpersonwitharealproblemhasbeeninvaluableremindingthemowhytheywanttobelawyers.AdditionallytheunrepresentedlitigantsarehappytointeractwithouroLawstudentsandalumniattorneysthusavoidingthelengthywaitorassistanceatotherprobonoagencies.TisprogrampromotesCURRICULARREFORMTOUROLAWSEXPERIENTIALLEARNINGPROGRAMS WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU17CURRICULARREFORMNewYorksChiefJudgeJonathanLippmansinitiativetoprovideaccesstojusticeandsimultaneouslytoeducateuturelawyersaboutprobonoservice.ExperientialLearningintheWilliamRandolphHearstPublicAdvocacyCenterTePACwasdevelopedtohaveanimpactonsocialjusticelegaltrainingandthelivesocountlessindividualsinandbeyondthelocalcommunity.Whethertheyarereceivingacademiccreditorsatisyingtheirpro-bonorequirementstudentsareusingtheseworkexperienceswithPACagenciestounderstandthelegalissuesacedinmostlocalandregionalcommunitiesandtourtherdeveloptheirproessionalidentities.Teseexperientiallearningopportunitiesareimmenselyvaluablebecausestudentsareabletoworkwithpublicinterestorganizationsthatmaybecategorizedasoeringdirectlegalserviceslegislativepolicyadvocacyorcommunityservices.SomeotheorganizationswithwhomourstudentsareplacedincludeTeEmpireJusticeCenterNYCivilLibertiesUnionCenterorRestorativePracticesHopeorYoutheHealthandWelfareCouncilofLongIslandNassauSuolkLawServicesCommitteeInc.LongIslandAdvocacyCenterLongIslandHousingServicesSEPAMujerBrighterTomorrowsandNationalAssociationoJewishLegislators.LawOfceothePACStudentOrganizedPublicInterestPro-BonoExperientialLearningProjectsAlongwiththeiracultyadvisorsouroLawstudentorganizationshavecreatedandimplementednumerousprojectsallowhichprovidethemwithexperientiallearningopportunitieseitherindirectclientcontactcommunityadvocacyorlegislativepolicyinitiatives.TeLawOfceothePACunderthedirectionoaPACstaattorneyemployedbyouroLawhelpsourstudentsprovidedirectlegalassistancetohundredsoLongIslandresidents.Studentswhoworkwiththisofcereceivesubstantialcourtexposurein-depthpracticalskilldevelopmentandguidanceandtheexperienceoworkingthroughmultiplerealcaseswhichostersanexperientialatmosphereconduciveoranexponentialadvancementotheirlegalproessionaldevelopment.TePACstaattorneyalsosupervisesthenumerousprobonoprojectsdesignedandimplementedbymanyoourstudentorganizations.TeseprojectsinvolveYouthfulOendersandotherkindsofjuvenilejusticeprogramssuspendedpublicschoolstudentscommunityeducationoreclosureassistanceincometaxassistanceunemploymentrepresentationandnumerousotherpracticeareaswhereourcommunityrequireslegalassistance.Againwhileprovidinginvaluableassistancetothoseinneedourstudentsaregaininginvaluableproessionaltraining.Whethertheyarereceivingacademiccreditorsatisyingtheirpro-bonorequirementstudentsareusingtheseworkexperienceswithPACagenciestounderstandthelegalissuesacedinmostlocalandregionalcommunitiesandtourtherdeveloptheirproessionalidentities.Teseexperientiallearningopportunitiesareimmenselyvaluablebecausestudentsareabletoworkwithpublicinterestorganizationsthatmaybecategorizedasoeringdirectlegalserviceslegislativepolicyadvocacyorcommunityservices. 00THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2013TOUROLAWCENTERSNEWESTCOMMUNITYEMPOWERMENTINITIATIVESFREDROONEYDIRECTORFORTHEINTERNATIONALJUSTICECENTERFORPOSTGRADUATEDEVELOPMENT.NEWINITIATIVESFORANEWAGE WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU19TouroLawCenterhostedaribboncuttingceremonyonNovember122013attheCommunityJusticeCentertherstlawschoolincubatorprojecttooperateonLongIsland.TeeventtookplaceatthenewlyopenedlawoceslocatedinHauppaugeNY.TeCommunityJusticeCenterprovidesonsitespaceorouroLawgraduatestolaunchtheirsolopracticesforaperiodof18months.MuchlikemedicalinternshipsandresidencyprogramsouroLawsprogramwillhelpstrengthentheproessionalskillsoitsmembersthroughmentoringandpracticalongoingtrainingwhilealsoassistingthemtolearnhowtodevelopsolidsoloorsmallrmsthatarebothnanciallyandproessionallysatisying.TisinitiativeinsupportoouroLawgraduatesandthecommunityatlargeplacesouroLawattheorerontothenewlegalincubatormovementwhichwasdevelopedbyourdirectorFredRooneysaidDeanSalkin.WearegrateultohaveFredatthehelmotheCenterandlookorwardtogreatoutcomesromthisventureorallinvolved.RooneyrecentlydesignatedFatheroIncubatorsbytheAmericanBarAssociationJournalcontinuestotravelextensivelyathomeandabroadpromotingthecreationolawschoolincubatorsthathelptoaddresstheunmetlegalneedsoindividualsomoderatetolow-incomes.ouroLawsmodelassistsgraduatesdevelopandsustaineconomicallyviablelawpracticesthatservetheneedsoSuolkCountyresidentsromallwalksolie.Howeverparticularemphasisisplacedontheunmetlegalneedsoindividualsandamiliesomodestmeans.JudgeFernFisherDeputyChieAdministrativeJudgeNewYorkCityCourtsattendedtheribboncuttingandstatedIamproudomyrelationshipwithouroLawandamdelightedthatouroLawhasengagedFredRooneytoheadupitscommunityjusticecenter.FredistheatherotheinternationalincubatormovementandImcondentthathewillprovidetheleadershipnecessarytoensurethesuccessotheCenter.Iamalsopleasedthatourohastakenthenecessarystepstonotonlyprovideaccesstojusticeoramiliesoourcommunitybutwillensurethatthepracticinglawyerscontinuetoreceivethetrainingnecessarytobecomesuccessullawyerswhilegivingbacktothecommunity.Incubatorparticipantswillpayalowmonthlyrentastheylearnhowtobalancetheneedtodowellinordertodogood.TebusinessskillstheylearnhelppreparethemtoruntheirownpracticesandthelawyeringskillstheygainaugmenttheirlegaleducationatouroLaw.ouroLawgraduatesinvolvedintheprojecttodateincludeDennisAmore11TracyAuguste10RosemarieBarnett01GlennF.Campbell09DominickCattrano11BruceMcBrien13TianyMoseley12BikramSingh09andMauriceK.Williams12.TisprojectandtheouroLawgraduateswhoparticipateinitwillimprovethequalityandquantityolegalservicesoeredtolowandmoderateincomeindividualsandcommunitiesbyaddressingtheirunmetlegalneedswhileprovidingmuchneededsupporttolawyerswhowanttosucceedintheirownpracticesaidFredRooney.Iamthrilledtobelaunchingthisincubatorandlookorwardtowatchingitgrowandfourishinyearstocome.THECOMMUNITYJUSTICECENTERCURRENTLYHOUSESTOUROLAWSTUDENTSINTERESTEDINLAUNCHINGSOLOORSMALLFIRMPRACTICESONLONGISLAND.RibbonCuttingCeremonyfortheCommunityJusticeCenter.FrontrowTouroLawProfessorMeredithMillerJudgeFernA.FisherDeanPatriciaSalkinincubatorparticipantattorneysRosemarieBarnettandTracyAuguste.BackRowDirectorFredRooneyincubatorparticipantattorneysMauriceWilliamsDennisAmoreandDennisMcBrien. 20THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2013NEWINITIATIVESFORANEWAGE33ACCELERATEDLAWPROGRAMUNIVERSITYOFCENTRALFLORIDATouroLawCenterhasmadegreatstridesthisyeartocreaterelationshipswithothereducationalinstitutionsbothnationallyandinternationally.ThesecollaborationsaretheresultofrelationshipsofBoardmembersandTouroLawadministrationandbringthepossibilityofnationalandinternationalstudentsaswellasexpandingthedepthandbreadthoffacultyandcourseofferingscollaborationonnewresearchprojectsconferencesandmore.Weareexcitedtowelcomeournewestpartners.OneofthemanynewinitiativesthatTouroLawhasundertakenisthecreationofthe33AcceleratedLawProgramwiththeUniversityoCentralFloridaUCF.TisnewlyestablishedacademicprogramprovidestheopportunityorqualifedUCFstudentstoseamlesslycompleteaUCFLegalStudiesB.A.orB.S.andaTouroLawCenterJ.D.degreeinsix6yearsratherthanseven7years.ParticipantsintheprogramwillfnishtheirfrstthreeyearsoundergraduatestudyatUCFandtheirourthyearinresidenceatouroLawCenterastheycompletetheirrstyearoflawschool.isinnovativeprogramwillbeavailabletotheFall2014enteringstudentsatUCF.enationssecondlargestuniversity.Studentbaseincludesmanystudentsfromthetri-stateareaONEOUTSTANDINGINITIATIVEEQUALSSEVERALNEWPARTNERS WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU21NEWINITIATIVESFORANEWAGE42TWOYEARJ.D.PROGRAMFORFOREIGNLAWGRADUATES33TOUROLAWANDSHANGHAIUNIVERSITYOFINTERNATIONALBUSINESSECONOMICSTourosfacultyalsorecentlyapproveda42ProgramTwo-YearJ.D.ProgramforForeignLawGraduatesallowingforeignLawgraduatestoearnaouroJ.D.degreeintwoyears.TisprogramisespeciallyattractivetocandidateswhodesireacomprehensiveunderstandingofAmericanlegalprincipleswhoseektheabilitytohaveaccesstothebarexaminall50U.S.Statesorwhowanttobuildaninternationalpracticeintheirhomecountry.AdmissiontotheprogramrequiressuccessfulcompletionofadegreefromanaccreditedlawschoolinacountryotherthantheUnitedStatescompletionoftheLawSchoolAdmissionestLSAandasubscriptionthroughLSACtotheCredentialAssemblyServiceCAS.PartnershipIncludesa33AmongotherInitiatives.ouroLawCenterannouncedanewlyformedcollaborationwithShanghaiUniversityofInternationalBusinessEconomicsSUIBESchoolofLaw.Sincewelcomingitsrststudentsin1984SUIBESchoolofLawhasearnedadistinguishedreputationasaninstitutionproducingtop-notchlegalprofessionalsininternationaleconomiclawinternationaltradeandpolicy.SUIBEVicePresidentXuXiaoweivisitedTouroLawinApril2013andsignedacollaborativeagreementwiththelawschool.TecollaborativeinitiativesincludeaninvitationforSUIBEstudentstoreceiveanLL.M.degreeinU.S.LegalStudiesatTouroa33AcceleratedLawProgramfacultyandstudentexchangesstudytoursjointresearchprojectsandco-sponsorshipofanInternationalConferenceonJewsinShanghaiinJune2015.JianchengZhuClassof2014InternationalEconomicsandradeShanghaiJiaoTongUniversity 22THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014InSeptember2013ouroLawCenterlaunchedanewInstituteonLandUseSustainableDevelopmentLawLUSD.InmakingtheannouncementDeanSalkinexplainedSincebeingrecruitedtoouroLawCenterIhavebeenencouragedbymanytobringmypassionorlanduseandsustainabledevelopmentlawtobenetthestudentsandalumnioouroLawaswellastheLongIslandcommunity.TebulkoftheroutinelanduselitigationinNewYorkStatearisesromtheSecondDepartmentwhichcoversLongIsland.DeanSalkinnotesTisisnotsurprisingsincethereare110unitsolocalgovernmentthatengageinlanduseregulationandthevalueorealestatemakesthesedecisionshighstakesorpropertyownersandimpactedneighbors.heLUSDInstituteisaorumordiscussioninnovativeideasandresourcesorlawstudentspractitionersgovernmentbodiesandrelatedpublicinterestorganizationsconcernedaboutlanduseandsustainabledevelopmentlawissuesspeciictoLongIsland.TeInstitutemadesignicantstridesinitsinauguralquarterthankstothegeneroushelpandencouragementotheInstitutesinauguralDirectoranactiveAdvisoryBoardgenerousdonorsLawCenteracultyadministrationstaincludingnationally-renownedlanduselawexpertDeanSalkinandcurrentstudentsandalumni.TeInstitutereceivedgenerousundingromwell-knownLongIslanddeveloperFrankCastagnaoCastagnaRealtyandromtheCAMBRFoundationalong-timesupporterotheLawCenter.TeInstitutebenetsromtheguidanceoanactiveAdvisoryBoardincludingtheollowingAdvisoryBoardChairRichardEisenbergandA.TomasLevinoMeyerSuozziEnglishandKleinP.C.AnthonyGuardinoandErinSidarasoFarrellFritzP.C.JonathanSinnreichoSinnreichKosakoMaureenLiccioneoJaspanSchlesingerLLPLindaMargolinoBrackenMargolinandBesunderLLPtheHonorableMerikAaron92NassauCountyFamilyCourtDanielBaker92andJohnFarrell00ofSahnWardCoschignanoBakerPLLCKeithBrown94ofBrownAltmanLLPPamelaGreene98AttorneyatLawJudgeLeonLazerandstudentrepresentativeMichaelSpinelliclassof2017.ACommitteeoffacultyaliatesincludingProfessorsJoanFoleyMichaelLewynAnnNowakBenjaminRajotteandPatRooneyisalsoworkingwiththeBoard.DeanSalkinandAssistantDeanLindaWeissmanserveasex-ociomembersotheBoard.AferanationalsearchthatdrewapplicantsromCaliorniaFloridaMississippiandacrossNewYorkStateDeanSalkinselectedProessorSarahAdams-SchoenwhoteachesamongotherthingsEnvironmentalCriminalLawatouroLawCentertoserveastheDirector.PriortojoiningtheouroLawacultyProessorAdams-SchoenwasaVisitingProessoratLewisClarkLawSchoolinPortlandOregon.ShereceivedaMastersinPublicPolicyandPublicAdministrationwithdistinctionromtheLondonSchooloEconomicswheresheocusedonurbanplanning.ProessorAdams-SchoenworkedasaseniorpolicyanalystorPortlandOregonsMetroRegionalGovernmentatri-countygovernmentalbodyworld-renownedoritscomprehensiveapproachtogrowthmanagementandsustainability.UponreceivingherJ.D.magnacumlauderomLewisClarkLawSchoolProessorAdams-SchoenworkedasacivilandregulatorylitigatoratStoelRivesa400-attorneyrmintheNorthwestgainingenvironmentalenergyregulatoryandadministrativelawexperience.Shelaterhelpedstartthenationally-rankedenergylawrmMcDowellRacknerGibson.ProessorAdams-Schoenhaswrittenandpresentedonadiverserangeotopicsincludingtheroleolocalzoningandbuildingcodesincreatingnatural-disasterresilientcommunitiestheconstitutionalrightsocorporationsimplicatedbyenvironmentalinspectionsandtheeconomicsoclimatechange.Shecurrentlyservesasco-editor-in-chieofMunicipalLawyerapublicationoftheNewYorkStateBarAssociationsMunicipalLawSection.TeInstituteisincreasingtheLawCenterscurriculardepthinLUSDLawtoprepareouroLawgraduatestomeetandmasterthechallengesoalanduseandsustainabledevelopmentlawpracticeincludingthecreationoLUSDFellowshipsExternshipsandacerticateprogram.Hand-in-handwithcurriculardevelopmenttheInstituteispromotingLUSDLawandrelatedareasolawtoouroLawstudentsbyamongotherthingssponsoringopportunitiesorstudentstointeractwithenvironmentallawpractitionersdevelopingawebpageoINSTITUTEONLANDUSESUSTAINABLEDEVELOPMENTLAWLAUNCHEDPROFESSORSARAHADAMS-SCHOENNAMEDINAUGURALDIRECTORNEWINITIATIVESFORANEWAGEProf.SarahAdams-Schoen WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU23NEWINITIATIVESFORANEWAGELUSD-relatedresourcesorouroLawstudentsandalumnianddevelopinginterdisciplinarypresentationsandconerencesthatmaximizestudentinterestbyintersectingwithotherareasoouroLawstrengthorexamplelanduseandnatural-disastermitigationandlanduseandissuesrelatedtoraceandpoverty.TeInstitutehasbegundevelopingaseriesosmallconerencestobringtogetherLUSDpractitionersjudgesgovernmentofcialsandpublicinterestorganizationstoaddressLUSDconcernsrelevanttoLongIslandsuchascoastalresiliencyandrebuildingmainstreetrevitalizationandaordablehousing.TothisendtheNewYorkPlanningFederationhasexpressedaninterestinworkingwiththeInstituteinFall2014.TeInstitutehasalsobegunworkonprojectsthatwillprovideuseultoolsorpractitionersandothersworkinginLUSD.TeseprojectsprovideopportunitiesorstudentsandrecentgraduatestoworkasFellowsotheInstitute.CurrentbetaprojectsincludeasearchabledatabaseoLongIslandzoningcodes.heInstitutemadeasigniicantcontributioninitsinauguralquartertothelocalstateandnationaldialogueonLUSDLawwithInstitute-affiliatedfacultygiving7presentationspublishing4articlesandbeingrecognizedinmorethan10newsstories.SigniicantattentionromthepressincludingaquoteinaNewYorkTimespieceandaLeadershipAwardfromtheLongIslandBusinessNewsisdueinlargemeasuretothesigniicantworkoouroLawsDisasterRelieClinicdirectedbyProessorBenjaminRajotte.Lookingtowardamomentous2014ProfessorAdams-SchoenstatedIamthrilledattheopportunitytocontributetoaLongIslandthatisbotheconomicallyandenvironmentallysustainablewhileprovidingourtalentedouroLawCenterstudentswithmoreopportunitiestoservetheirlocalcommunitiesanddeveloptheirskillsaslawyers.THEINSTITUTEISINCREASINGTHELAWCENTERSCURRICULARDEPTHINLUSDLAWTOPREPARETOUROLAWGRADUATESTOMEETANDMASTERTHECHALLENGESOFALANDUSEANDSUSTAINABLEDEVELOPMENTLAWPRACTICEINCLUDINGTHECREATIONOFLUSDFELLOWSHIPSEXTERNSHIPSANDACERTIFICATEPROGRAM. InJuly2013TouroLawopenedthenewInstituteonAgingandLongevityLaw.Asournationexperiencestheeectsotheincreasingelderlysegmentothepopulationtheirlegalneedsandconsequencesorthelawandthejusticesystemwillcorrespondinglyescalateaswell.TeInstitutehasbeenestablishedtoexaminetheconsequencestothelawothisdemographictransormationandpromotetheadoptionolawspoliciesandpracticesthatrecognizetheuniqueneedsotheagingandenhancehealthystablerespectulandcontentedagingbothorseniorsandthosewhocareorthem.ServingasaresourceorjudgeslawyerslawstudentsandotherproessionalswhoassistseniorstheInstitutewilloeramulti-disciplinaryapproachinpartnershipwithourosmedicalpharmacyhealthsciencesandsocialworkschoolstoprovidecuttingedgeinterdisciplinarytrainingresearchandcontinuingeducationopportunities.OeringintensivetrainingpreparinglawgraduatestobecomecompassionateandvigorousadvocatesortheirclientstheInstitutewillosteracommitmenttocivicengagementonmattersaectingaging.WiththerecognitionthatlawyersgraduatingtodaymusthavespecializedknowledgeandskillstoassistelderlyclientstheInstitutewillbearesourceorlawschoolsnationwideinthedevelopmentoteachingmaterialsandprogramstoeducatetomorrowslawyers.AninitialprojectotheInstitutewillbetodevelopadvancedacademicprogramsbeyondtheJ.D.degreeenrichingtheormaleducationalopportunitiesorlawyersandprovidinguniqueperspectivesonthecurrentlawsprogramsandservicesthataectanagingpopulation.TeInstitutesmissionincludesexploringcriticalissuesthatimpacttheelderlyandadvancingsignifcantreormsthatcanimprovethepotentialoraproductivesaeanddignifedlonglie.StudiesandreportsissuedbytheInstitutewillidentiyimportantproblemsinthelawandthelegalsystemhighlightingpossiblesolutions.TeInstituteintendstobeattheorerontoinnovativethinkingonlegalissuesaectingagingandwillpublisharticlesandcommentaryatthevanguardoacademicexploration.Institutepublicationswilloeravenueorthewidestexchangeothoughtuldiscussiononthelegalconsequencesandchallengesoagingandlongevity.RobertAbramswhoseexpertiseandengagementinthedevelopmentothefeldoelderlawandconcernortherightsotheaginginspiredthecreationothisInstitutewillserveastheChairotheAdvisoryCommittee.Anationally-recognizedleaderinthefeldoelderlawheiscontributinghisvastknowledgeandalmostlimitlessenergytoshapingitsuture.BobswisdomandsensitivitytothedistinctneedsoanagingpopulationwillguidetheInstitutesdirection.CurrentlyBobisdevelopinginconjunctionwiththeInstituteamulti-yearcertifcateprogramorlawyersinthefeldoagingandlongevitylaw.Teprogramwillstartwithguardianshipandwilldeliverdetailedandinterdisciplinaryinstructiondesignedtopreparelawyersandjudgesorpracticeinthisimportantandgrowingareaolaw.RoundingoutthecurrentstaotheInstituteareProessorMarianneArtusiotheDirectorandRobertCannonCoordinator.ProessorArtusiohaslongexperiencepreparinglawstudentsorservingseniorclientsthroughherworkovertwentyyearsastheDirectoroourosElderLawClinic.RobertCannonagraduateotheUniversityoAberdeeninScotlandholdsanLLMromCardozoSchooloLawwherehespecializedinthelawoguardianships.BecauseanessentialmissionotheInstituteistoeducatelawyersandotherproessionalsotheuniqueproblemsotheelderlytheInstitutedevoteditsinauguralprogramtoexploringtheeectsodiminishingcapacityinthelegalarena.HeldonOctober72013thisday-longprogramentitledeCapacityCrisisWhatLawyersNeedtoKnowandDoforeirClientsthePublicandTemselvesbroughttogetherlawyersjudgesdoctorssocialworkerspublicocialstoexaminethemultitudeoconsequencesthatdiminishedmentalcapacityhasorthelaw.Teconerenceocusedonthecausesandimplicationsodiminishedmentalcapacitytheneedorthegovernmenttoaddressthelegalneedsoindividualswithdiminishedmentalcapacityandwhatlawyersandjudgesneedtoknowanddotoaddressthecapacitycrisis.TeaudienceheardromGregOlsentheActingDirectoroftheNewYorkStateOcefortheAgingHon.GailPrudentiChiefAdministrativeJudgeNewYorkStateUnifedCourtSystemDeanRobertGoldbergotheouroCollegeoOsteopathicMedicineHonorableSolWachtlerormerChiefJudgeNewYorkStateKathleenRiceNassauCountyDistrictAttorneyMelissaJ.EarleAssociateDeanouroCollegeGraduateSchooloSocialWorkRobertAbramsMarianneArtusioandmanyotherdistinguishedlawyersesteemedortheircontributionstothedevelopmentlegalrightsotheelderlyandcompassionatetreatmentortheirconcerns.TOUROLAWINAUGURATESFIRSTINTHENATIONAGINGANDLONGEVITYLAWINSTITUTEPROFESSORMARIANNEARTUSIONAMEDDIRECTORNEWINITIATIVESFORANEWAGEProf.MarianneArtusio24THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014 asymbolofSTRUGGLEDEDICATIONANDPASSIONProessorRichardKleinExemplifesUnwaveringCommitmenttoTouroLawCriminalJusticeByHilariGrafFACULTYFOCUS 26THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014IFWEALLHADadvocatesthecaliberofProfessorRichardKleinexhibitingtirelessdedicationextraordinaryinsightinfectiouspassionandanunrivaledabilitytobeheardwedallbelucky.FewindividualsembodythestrengthandspiritothewordcommitmentlikeProessorKleinwhohasbeenteachingCriminalLawandInternationalHumanRightscoursesatTouroLawCenterfor30yearsandistheonlyDistinguishedProessoroLawontheacultyanhonorbestowedsixyearsagowhenhewasnamedtheBruceK.GouldDistinguishedProessoroLaw.Manyalumnisayhechangedtheirlivesbyopeningtheirmindstothecausesotheindigentandnurturingtheirloveothelaw.Othersareastoundedbyhisdown-to-earthdemeanoragainstsuchanimpressivecareerinpublicservice.TeimpactProessorKleinhashadandcontinuestohaveonouroLawCenterstudentsandalumniaswellthecriminaljusticesystemitselisequallyimmenseandimmeasurable.HemademeunderstandtheimportanceodoingtherightthingasaprosecutorandoperatingatthehighestlevelsohonestyandintegritysaidJaredScottoclassof2013anAssistantDistrictAttorneyintheQueensDistrictAttorneysOce.Hehelpedostermydesiretobeaprosecutorortherightreasonsandwithaneyetowardjustice.IwouldntbewhereIamtodaywithouthim.ProessorKleinisdistinguishednotonlybyhisbreadthoknowledgeincludingdegreesromHarvardLawSchoolandColumbiaUniversityimpressiveresumeadecadeattheLegalAidSocietyinNewYorkCityanationallyrecognizedscholarintheSixthAmendmentandincrediblepassionbuthisregularguyappealstellarcommunicationskillsandtremendouscapabilitytoempathize.ExceedinglygenuineProessorKleindrivestransormationinthenestpossiblewayswhetherinimprovingthequalityolawyeringorthepooranddisadvantagedlobbyingorenhancementstothecriminaljusticesystemorcultivatingtheskillsandmindsoouroLawstudentsandalumni.HeisrmlybuildingalegacythatrefectshisgreatdepthocharacterandhisdeepcommitmenttotheeldocriminallawinternationalhumanrightsandtheouroLawCenteramily.IndmyselextremelyortunatebecausetheaspectoourlegalsystemthatIbelieveneedsthemostreormcriminaljusticehasmyheartandsoulKleinsaid.MyresearchandproessionalocusisonimprovingthequalityolawyeringsothatindigentdeendantscanhavethelevelorepresentationthatourConstitutionrequires.Terighttoaneectivecounseliswhatisneededtoguaranteetheotherbasicrightstobeprotectedromanillegalsearchtonotbeimproperlycoercedtomakeaalseconessionortobeplacedinasuggestiveline-up.Inmanyaspectsitisthecriminaldeenselawyerwhoisengagedintheday-to-dayworkoenorcingourConstitutionheadded.HowdidProessorKleinstartonthisstoriedpathComingromaamilyolaborlawyersthenotionoworkinginthelaweldwasever-present.WhileincollegeattheUniversityoWisconsinhewasextremelycommittedtothecivilrightsmovement.Followinggraduationin1964hejoinedthePeaceCorpsandspenttwoyearsinSomaliainEastArica.IthoughtmyworkinSomaliawascruciallyimportantandthatledtomyinterestinpursuingmygraduatestudiesininternationalaairsKleinsaid.HisexperiencesbuiltupononeanotheraerhistimeinEastAricahewentbacktoschoolandearnedMastersandDoctoralDegreesinInternationalAairsromColumbiaUniversity.FurtheringhispassionanddriveorsocialjusticeKleinbeganHarvardLawSchoolin1970.IenteredHarvardLawSchoolknowingromdayonethatIwantedtobeadeensetrialattorneyandthatmyidealjobwouldbetoworkortheCriminalDefenseDivisionoftheNewYorkLegalAidSocietyhesaid.Hisdreambecamearealitywhenin1972hejoinedtheoceinNewYorkCityandspentadecadethereasatrialattorney.Hiswell-deservedreputationorbeingthevoiceoftheindigentgrewandin1982alawschoolcalledwithanoertoteachacourseincriminallaw.Hewasintriguedbytheprospectoteachingbutthoughtitwouldbeaone-yearstint.Teexperiencewassorewardingthatitchangedthecourseohiscareer.IlovedteachingsomuchbecauseitwasenormouslystimulatingandexcitingbutImadeacommitmenttomyselthattheonlywayIcouldjustiyleavingthecourtroomandthedailystrugglestoensureindigentsrightswouldbeiIweretodedicatemyresearchandnewproessionalroletoocusonreormingoursystemocriminaljustice.Onereormthatisgreatlyneededisorjudgestoadheretotheirproessionalobligationstoprotecttherightsodeendantsratherthantotreatthemasmeredocketnumberstobequicklyprocessedandsentotojailhestated.Soin1983hebeganhistenureatourothepersonallyenrichingandproessionallygratiyingopportunityto WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU27IndusinotedIcametoourowantingtodocriminaldeenseworkandghttheunderdogghtbutProessorKleintrulyhonedmydesireorthisjobbyurgingustoexploretoughethicalissuesintheclassroomandmakingsureweunderstandthatcriminaldeenseworkcanpositivelyimpactallcitizensnotjusttheindividualsbeingrepresentedonacase.Andthismentoringdoesntstopafergraduation.BernsteinsumsitupwellwhenhesaysHewasmyproessormybossandnowmylie-longriend.AttheendothedayKleinistremendouslymotivatedbyhisstudents.Itswonderultoseethestudentsgettheirdiplomasatgraduationandknowthedegreeopassionanddedicationtheyllbringtothelaw.AnaccomplishmentProessorKleinisparticularlyproudoisourosnewcerticateinthestudyocriminallaw.HewasintegraltothecreationothiscerticateprogramanoeringveryuniqueacrossU.S.lawschools.Criminallawiscurrentlytheonlyareainwhichourograntsacerticateospecialization.ProessorKleinthrivesonthedynamicotheouroaculty.TeouroLawacultyisamazing.Teyareacohesivewonderulhowmuchtheylovetheirjobsandwhytheindigentdeserveaairdeense.Terehasbeenmuchdiscussionrecentlyaboutmanyinthelegalproessionbeingunsatisedwiththeirworkbutcriminaldeenselawyersaswellasprosecutorstypicallylovetheirjobs.TatkindoenergyandenthusiasmbasedonmyexperienceissimplymoretrueothoselawyerswhoworkinthepublicinterestKleinsaid.Kleinstenacityisundeniable.Hemakesrequentphonecallsonbehalohisstudentsastheygothroughtheprocessogettingjobs.Heattemptsalsotopreparethemorlieoutsideoouro.AsaacultyadvisorortheStudentBarAssociationSBAKleinrelishesseeinglawstudentsdevelopapowerulvoiceregardingtheschoolscurriculumemploymentopportunitiesandspeakerstobringoncampus.IamcondentthattheSBAleadershipwouldntbewhatitiswithouttheadviceandsupervisionoProessorKleinsaidJosephIndusiclassof2011whoisatrialattorneywithBrooklynDeenderServices.Kleinisdiligentinensuringthatstudentshavethoughtthroughtheproessionalpaththeyseektopursue.openthemindsoanewgenerationolawyerstotherightsothepoortoseeingbothsidesoanargumentandtheneedorraisingthebarolegalcounsel.Itrulythriveontheday-to-dayoteachingIcantimaginemanypeoplegotoworkwiththeexcitementandjoythatIgetrommyjob.IreallydolovethisschoolKleinsaid.InhisnearlythreedecadesatouroLawKleinscommitmenttotheschoolhasbeenandcontinuestobeunwavering.Hehasearnedtherespectandadmirationohiscolleaguesandcapturedtheheartsandmindsoourostudentsandalumni.BeinginProessorKleinsclassimpactednotwhatIdobuthowIapproachwhatIdo.IseethepointoviewoothersandhaveanopenmindsaidDanielleDaviswhograduatedin2010andisanAssistantDistrictAttorneyinSuolkCounty.SimilarsentimentisechoedbyAndrewBernsteinclassof2011.Ialwayswantedtobeaprivatecriminaldeenseattorney.ProessorKleinteachesstudentsabouttherealitiesothecriminaljusticesystemwhichtreatspeoplewithandwithoutmoneydierently.HisclassesinspiredmetobecomeapublicdeendersaidBernsteinwhohasbeenapublicdeenderattheLegalAidSocietyinNewYorkCitysinceOctober2011.Successulimpactulteachingrequiresmorethanknowledgeothesubjectathanditsacrafthatnecessitatestheabilitytoawakeninspireandchallengetodaysstudentstoconsiderallaspectsothelawandembracethatwell-roundedviewintheirproessionallives.TisskillisararegifandProessorKleinpossessesit.StoriesromalumnibestillustrateProessorKleinsdevotiontoouro.RecallsalumDaviswhenaRepublicanconservativebackedoutoaDontAskDontellpanelsessionlastminuteProessorKleinsteppedinwithouthesitationandeectivelyarguedthepointtheoppositeohispositiononthematterbecausehewantedtheeventtotakeplaceorourostudents.AccordingtoBernsteinProessorKleinhastheamazingcapacitytomakeahugedierencebyorganizingeventsthatultimatelyresonatewithstudents.ForexampleProessorKleinopenedtheeyesomanystudentstotheworkopublicdeenderswhenhebroughtlawyersromtheNeighborhoodDefenderServiceofHarlemtoTouroinfall2010.isgroupspokecandidlyaboutrepresentingthepoorItrulythriveontheday-to-dayoteachingIcantimaginemanypeoplegotoworkwiththeexcitementandjoythatIgetrommyjob.Ireallydolovethisschool.-ProfessorRichardKlein 28THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014dedicatedbunchoteachersmanyowhomsharesimilarconcernsabouttheneedtoreormourjusticesystem.Teesteemandadorationaremutual.AwayromtheourocampusProessorKleinusestheinternationalstageasaclassroomorteachingstudentsromouroandotherU.S.lawschoolsabouthumanrightsissuesinoreigncountries.For14summersKleinhastaughtsummerprogramsaroundtheworldincludingChinaIndiaRussiaIsraelandmostrecentlyVietnamwherethegroupcollectivelyanalyzeshumanrightsindepthandrealizeintheprocessthatpeopleinmanycountriesintheworldsimplydonthaveitaswellastheUnitedStates.OurinternationalprogramsaresospecialtomeinpartbecausethestudentsandIarelearningtogetheraboutanewcountryspoliticalandculturalstructure.Studentstypicallycomebacktransormed.TeyaremoreinterestedinthelawandglobalpoliticsandgainagreatersenseotheimportanceointernationalaidanddevelopmentnotedKlein.Hissix-monthsabbaticalin1993whenhetaughttrialpracticeattheUniversityoHongKongLawSchoolwasanothercaptivatingexperience.ItwasascinatingtowatchtheseChinesestudentswhohadbeeneducatedtobemuchmorepassiveintheclassroomsettingthanistrueoAmericansbecomeaggressivelawyers.ItwasatremendouslearningexperienceormesaidKlein.Aerour-plusdecadesProessorKleincontinuestomakehismarkonthelegalsystem.OneohismissionshasbeentohelpensurethatprosecutorsnationwideabidebyAmericanBarAssociationABAStandardsoCriminalJusticeaswellasboostundingorlawyers.Deendantscompletelyrelyonhavingeectiveandcompetentcounselsoincreasingundingorpublicdeendersiscrucial.OuradversarysystemexpectsanddemandstheactiveandaggressiveparticipationbydeensecounselKleinsaid.MostrecentlyKleinwaspartoagroupwholobbiedtheNewYorkStatelegislaturetopassacaponcaseloadsorpublicdefenderseectiveApril2014.Tecapwillnowbe400weightedcasesperyearamisdemeanorcountsas1caseandafelonycountsas2.66casespriortothissomelayershandledupwardsof700casesannually.AsapublicdeenderthisisparticularlysignicanttoBernstein.Lawyerscannowdedicatemoretimetotheirclients.Betterlawyeringandbetterinvestigatingmeansclientsarebetterrepresentedhesaid.RefectiveoKleinscommitmenttotheeldocriminaljusticehisworkoutsideoourocouldeasilyamounttoaull-timejob.HeparticipatesintheollowingcommitteesotheABASectiononCriminalJusticeTeDeenseFunctionRacialandEthnicJusticeandDiversityJudicialFunctionandEthicsGideonandProessionalism.HeisactiveintheAssociationoAmericanLawSchoolsincludingbeingapastChairotheSectiononCriminalJusticeandservingontheSectionsExecutiveCommittee.LastJanuaryhewaselectedtotheExecutiveCommitteeotheAssociationsSectiononInternationalHumanRightsaswellasreasurerotheSection.HehasappearedasalegalcommentatoronCBSEveningNewsandCNNbeenrecognizedasanexpertincriminaljusticebyUSAodayandothernewspapersaroundthecountryandisfrequentlyquotedbyNewsdayasanauthorityonhigh-proleissues.OneoKleinsarticleswascitedbySupremeCourtJusticeHarryBlackmuninsupportotheJusticesconclusionthatthedeathpenaltyintheU.S.wasunconstitutional.HeisalsoaPublicInterestMentororHarvardLawSchool.TelistcangoonendlesslyKleinauthoredhisrstbookin2012RecentLandmarkCriminalLawDecisionsotheSupremeCourtTeJurisprudenceotheSupremeCourtFairrialsJuvenileJusticetheDeathPenaltyandtheRighttoCounselpublishedbyLambertAcademicPress.TebookpresentedananalysisorecentSupremeCourtdecisionsthatgreatlyimpactedthecriminaljusticesystemitwasbasedonannuallectureshegivesattheannualSupremeCourtReviewConerenceheldatouroeveryOctober.KnownaectionatelyasarockstarbothonandotheouroLawCentercampusKleinremainshumbleabouthislengthylistoaccomplishmentsinsteadsimplysayingIperceivemyselasacriminallawpersonitisoneotheprimarywaysIsel-identiy.IhopeIveinfuencedthekindoworkourstudentsdoandthattheyllbeloyaltotheethicaldemandsotheproessionnotjustinwordsbutinpracticeespeciallyastotheoverarchingneedtoconsistentlyprovidezealousandcompetentrepresentationatthehighestolevels. WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU29PROFESSORILENEBARSHAYBeoreattendingTouroLawCenterProessorBarshayworkedasateachermagazineeditorandprincipaloaspeakersbureau.DedicatedtopublicinterestlawandteachingshehasservedonseveralBoardsandadvisorycouncilsdedicatedtoimprovingthecommunityaroundher.ProessorBarshaytaughtlegalwritingandvaluedteachingherstudentsaskillnecessarytotheirsuccess.Shewasregardedbymanyoherstudentsasamentoraswellasateacher.ShetookgreatprideinthesuccessesoherstudentsandTouroLawCenter.ProessorBarshaywastherecipientothePaulMarksPublicInterestAwardin1996and2004andistheauthorofeImplicationsoftheConstitutionsReligionClausesonNewYorkFamilyLawwhichwaspublishedbytheHowardLawJournal.PROFESSOREDWARDA.DAUEREdwardA.DauerjoinsusthisspringastheinauguralKermitA.GitensteinDistinguishedVisitingProessoroHealthLawPolicy.HeisaprominentscholarinthefeldandwillworkwithTouroLawtohelpbeneftstudents.PROFESSORBENJAMINRAJOTTEProessorRajottewashiredtoruntheDisasterLawClinic.HavingbeenheresinceJanuary2013hehasmadegreatstridesregionallyandnationallytoensureTouroLawisrecognizedasaleaderinthedisasterrelieeorts.PROFESSORLOUISEHARMONProfessorHarmonjoinedTouroLawCenterin1983.SheservedasAssociateDeanforAcademicAairsandFacultyDevelopmentdevelopingscholarshipprogramsandinitiativesoracultymembers.ShegaveleadershiptoTouroLawsabroadprograminIndiaormanyyears.InadditiontoherregularteachinginjurisprudenceshetaughtcoursesinIndianandTibetanLawandPhilosophyandChinasLegalTraditionsinTouroLawssummerprogramsinIndiaandChina.Sheistheauthoroseveralpublications.Shewasregardedasamentorbybothstudentsandcolleaguesandisrememberedasaninstrumentalmemberotheaculty.PROFESSORBEVERLYMCQUEARYSMITHProfessorMcQuearySmithjoinedTouroLawsfacultyin1988.ShehastaughtcontractstortsenvironmentallawconsumerlawraceandAmericanlawlanduseplanningandzoningappellateadvocacyproessionalresponsibilityandlegislation.SheservesorhasservedonseveralboardsandchairedtheSouthernAfricaEnvironmentalProjectandtheNationalCampaignonBlackHealth.InApril2006shereceivedtheLifetimeAchievementAwardfromtheTouroLawSchoolChapteroftheNationalBlackLawStudentsAssociation.InSeptember2007sheearnedaTrailblazerAwardfromtheNortheastPeopleofColorLegalScholarsConference.SheauthoredahostofarticlesonawidevarietyotopicsanddeliveredpapersatproessionalandcontinuinglegaleducationprogramsintheUnitedStatesandabroad.TOUROLAWCOMINGS...ANDGOINGSFACULTYFOCUS 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WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU31DearFriendsThepast18monthshavebeenanincrediblysuccessfulandexcitingtimeforTouroLawCenteringeneralanditsOfceofInstitutionalAdvancementinparticular.Astheaccompanychartshowsourfundraisinghasrisendramaticallyinallcategories.Wehavesecureda1000000gifttofundthesecondDistinguishedChairinour33yearhistorythankstothegenerosityofBoardmemberSteveSchlesingerandtheKermitGitensteinFoundationourendowedscholarshipshavegrownfrom4namedscholarshipsto16andgiftstotheAnnualFundforclinicsinstitutesandfellowshipshaveallowedustoinitiatenewprogramsthatwilldirectlybenetourstudentsandourcommunity.ThankstothevisionpassionhardworkandenergyofournewDeanwearealreadyonourwaytowardourincreasedfundraisinggoalforthisscalyear.Butasyoumightsuspectwehavefartogoandmuchtodointhenextthreequartersofthescalyear.Weneedyourhelpandsupportinordertosustainourgrowth.Continuedprogresswillmeancontinuedimaginationinnovationandinvestment.ThankyouLindaHowardWeissmanAssistantDeanofInstitutionalAdvancementFundraisingIncomeCashPledges7113-123113FundraisingIncome2011-2013Ouralumniareourpastourpresentandourfuturepleaseletyourvoicebeheardbycontributingtooursuccess.ANNUALREPORT WhyIGive...Ilene87andStanBarshayInMayof2012StanBarshayandmembersoftheBarshayfamilyestablishedtheIleneH.BarshayAwardforExcellenceinhonorofProfessorIleneBarshayabelovedprofessorandmentorwhoretiredafternearly25yearsofteachingTouroLawstudents.IgivetoTourobecauseTourohasgivensomuchtome.ForthebetterpartofthepasttwentyveyearsTouroservedasmyhomeawayfromhomemysecondfamilyandmysupportsystem.AsastudentIwasmentoredbymanyofthesamefacultywhoareteachingtoday.Notonlydidtheyhelpmetodevelopaskillsetwhichenabledmetobecomeaneffectiveandsuccessfulattorneyandprofessorbuttheyalsotaughtmehowtothinklogically.Ihopemyformerstudentsthinkofmeasamentoraswell.AsafacultymemberIgrewtoappreciatemycolleaguesfortheirindividualandcollectivecontributionsandcommitmenttoTouroandtoTourosstudentbody.Iwasprivilegedtoobservethestudentbodyspridegrowasnewchallengeswerefacedandmet.MostimportantlywealllearnedthatbygivingofourselvestothelawschooltheInstitutionwasenrichedaswasTourosstudentbodyalumnifacultyandadministration.IgivetoTourobecauseitinvestedinmeanditismywayofinvestinginthefuture-itisalsomywayofsayingthankyou.ProfessorIleneBarshayClassof1987HONORROLLOfDONORSIndicatesdonorisdeceasedBuildersCircle1000000KermitGitensteinFoundationFoundersCircle250000-999999RobertAbramsFrankCastagnaNewYorkStateOceofChildrenFamilyServices1980Circle100000-249999StanleyIleneBarshay87NewYorkStateOceofTeAttorneyGeneralNewYorkStateOceofCourtAdministrationRobinHoodFoundationomasCynthiaRosicki97SkolnickFamilyCharitablerustCAMBRSuolkCountyOfceortheAgingUnitedStatesDepartmentoVeteransAairsEOCoSuolkCountyInc.VanAmeringenFoundationInc.DeansCircle25000-99999HarveyBesunderCertilmanBalinAdlerHymanLLPDavidBergFoundationE-BizDocsInc.FuchsbergFamilyFoundationRhondaGelfmanSzabo86BruceGould84JackGrossman88HagedornFoundationFlorenceHessenScher85HelenLeowitz88LoisJuliberDr.AlvinKahnLongIslandCommunityFoundationMatthewMaschler97MiltonandMiriamHandlerFoundationMozelCharitablerustMartinOlinerRauchFoundationRobertReichenbachRosickiRosickiAssociatesP.C.DeanPatriciaSalkinHowardGrossJohnSantucciomasSantucci83StevenSchwartzapelSuolkCountyDepartmentoSocialServicesFrancisTedesco83UnitedWayoLongIslandPatronsCircle10000-24999AbrahamGoldsteinandLillieGoldsteinFoundationBankoAmericaBarnesNobleCollegeBookstoresInc.CarterDeLucaFarrellSchmidtLLPCitibankCullenDykmanLLPDeanEmeritusHowardGlicksteinAlanRobinFuchsbergHermanGoldmanFoundationRichardRosalindKaumanLindaLane-WeberLongIslandHispanicBarAssociationEdwardTaylor91ouroLawAlumniAssociationUnitedStatesDepartmentoStateUSEmbassySantaDomingoBenefactorsCircle5000-9999ArborNationalCommercialMortgageFarrellFritzP.C.FirstClearingLLCDavidGoldringHon.JosephGoldsteinJaspanSchlesingerLLPKennethLitman95JenniferLupo95PeterMastaglioNationalGridNewYorkStateBarAssociation32THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014 WhyIGive...Tom97andCynthiaRosickiTomandCynthiarecentlyestablishedtheThomasandCynthiaRosickiDisabilityFundtohelpmeettheneedsofdisabledstudentsacausewhichhasbeenalongtimepassionforthemandtheirlawrm.TomisamemberoftheTouroLawCentersBoardofGovernorsandhasbeenhonoredattheLawCentersLibertyandJusticeDinnerin2008andagainasaBuilderatthispastyearsdinner.IveoftenremarkedinthewordsofBrianWilsonoftheBeachBoysthatoneshouldBeTruetoYourSchool..betruetoTouro.Thismaysoundcornybutinlifeloyaltyisapreciousassettoreceiveandapreciousgifttogive.ThroughoutyouryearsoflawschoolatTouroIamsurethatyoucanremembertimeswhenthefacultyadministrationandstaffwentoutoftheirwaytohelpyoutoovercomechallengesandobstacles.Incontrasttomanyothernon-personallawschoolsandImspeakingfrompersonalexperiencetheywerethereforyouwhenyouneededthem.Aswematureaslawyersandaspeopleyoundthatasfriendsandacquaintancescomeandgoyourememberandcherishthosewhowereloyalandtrue.Youndthatloyaltyshownandloyaltyreceivedareanchoredassetswhichaccruetoyourreputationandreputationiseverythinginhowweareperceivedtrustedandjudged.Loyaltyindeedisararevaluedjewelinaworldofeetingfriendshipsrelationshipsandassociations.Callitkarmacallitmitzvahcallitgracecallitwantyouwantbutloyaltycomesbacktothegiver10-fold.Sobetruetoyourschool..betruetoTouroTomRosickiClassof1997CatherineOttilio-Maggio85KellyAnnPoole91Hon.GeorgeCarolPrattProskauerRoseLLPPro.LawrenceDinahRaulDr.RalphSusanRaphaelsonJosephRosenberg87SahnWardCoschignanoBakerPLLCSchwartzapelLawyersP.C.SullivanCromwellTeCharlesCohnFoundationInc.JohnsunisHon.SolWachtlerPartners2500-4999AcademyBusoursInc.AmistadLongIslandBlackBarAssociationPro.MarianneArtusioDr.JackBeige93andFamilyJohnBisharBradleyBlakeman86CanonUSAGerardCatalanello92Pro.RodgerCitronCooleyLLPIleneCooperDowLohnesPLLCErnstYoungFifhAvenueoLIRealtyAssociatesBarryFine90GardenCityHotelGatewayGroupLLCGatewayInvestmentsLLCHenryScheinInc.BruceJanveyFrederickJohsKPMGLLPLewisJohsAvalloneAvilesLLPTomasMalignoJosephMarger89MeyersLawGroupP.C.NewYorkStateBarFoundationLawrenceNewmanLyaFriedrichPfeifer91PieperBarReviewPro.LeiRubinsteinStevenSchnitzer98SibenSibenPro.LewisSilvermanDanielSubotnikSkaddenArpsSlateMeagherFlomLLPMarkroianoMollyWilkinsonAsst.DeanMargarettWilliams05JereyWurst87Barristers1000-2499Pro.HaroldAbramsonJohnArmentano05AssociatedFoodStoresInc.CharitableFoundationJasonAylesworth09MelissaBarshayRobertBaxter86CharlesBedzowBethpageFederalCreditUnionRobertCarpenterRobertCatellJohnCooney08MitchellIleneCooperCulinArtDechertLLPJohnDember87GregoryDesire13DorseyWhitneyTereseEbarb93EmpireNationalBankKlausEpplerEthelAlexanderNichosonFoundationFirstAmericanEquipmentFinanceMorrisFischer95FosterFoleyLLPHowardFried83Hon.DanielFrisa01GacovinoLakeAssociatesLorraineGanjian01MarcGannGatewayInvestmentsLLCGEIConsultantsIraGoldstein92Hon.Jerey97Alyce97GoodsteinRichardGreenblattRandyGrossman85BarbaraHancockDr.MarkHastenHomanBaronLLPWilliamJones86DianaJuettner83EileenKaumanWWW.TOUROLAW.EDU33 WhyIGive...FlorenceHessenScher85FlorenceHessenScheramemberoftheclassof1985recentlycreatedtheGeraldJ.ScherMootCourtScholarshipinmemoryofherlatehusband.PriortocreatingthisScholarship.FlorencehelpedtosupporttheMootCourtroomnaminginournewbuildingandmostrecentlyhostedanalumnireceptionatherhomeinFlorida.IwasprivilegedtobeamemberofoneoftheearlygraduatingclassesofTouroLaw.ItwasduringthattimethatIrealizedthislawschoolhadaconscienceandasoulasdemonstratedbythefacultystaffandadministrationintheirenthusiasticeffortstoensurethatwehadthebestskillsettostartournewcareersinlaw.ItisbecauseofalloftheseeffortsthatIsoonrealizedthatTourowasaveryspecialplacetoacquiremylawdegree.Thisveryspecialplaceshouldcontinueforeverbutwillnotwithoutmyfellowalumnisteppinguptotheplateandmakingthishappenbycontributingtothefutureofourschool.IhavebeenluckytobeeconomicallyfortunatesincemygraduationandhavetriedtosupportTouroLawCenterwheneverandwhereverIcan.IcanstatewithcertaintythatanygifttotheschoolwillbemostappreciatedandIencourageyoutogivebacktoTouroLaw.MyopinionisthatTouroLawCenterchangedmylifeforwhichIwillalwaysbegrateful.Givingbackformeprovidestheopportunitytodosomethingthatissuchaveryfulllingpartofmylife.FlorenceHessenScherClassof1985DianeKasselman96RichardKleinAlumniAssociationoouroLawHon.LeonLazerLazerApthekerRosellaYedidPCJoanLenskyRobert91Pro.SamuelLevineMichaelLewynFrankMacKayMaketheRoadNYInc.MalliloGrossmanMeyerSuozziEnglishKleinPCNewmarkKnightFrankProf.TracyMcGaughNortonOhekaCastleHotelEstateParrOrganizationInc.PeoplesUnitedBankDawnPolewacQuadrinoSchwartzP.C.RealtimeReportingInc.RobertReichenbachJr.CliordRichnerJoannieRodriguez13PatriciaRooneyRuskinMoscouFaltischekP.C.RexRuthmanStuartSheilaSalkinRandySchaefer92WilliamSchaeerTerryScheiner96Pro.DouglasSchererStevenSchultz93Pro.MartinSchwartzQuadrinoSchwartzP.C.SteveSchwartzapelPro.TomasSchweitzerBellancaSmigelRutterSocietyoAmericanLaweachersInc.DavidSperling94LillianSpiess00DanielSpitzerJereyStarr86SterlingNationalBankHowardSteinRaymondSuris97WinstonStrawnLindaHowardWeissmanHarrisPro.MichelleZakarin95MarinaZapantis05Solicitors500-999StephenAcquarioSunilAggarwalAVZWealthManagementLLCRobertBatsonAsst.DeanMyraBerman05Bi-CountyMailingHarryBinderDavidBrownwoodBethAnnByrnes06RichardChaliouxCharlesClyneMarkCohenCollinsMcDonaldGannP.C.RubenDavido11RichardDenise01DavisGeraldDouglas97RichardEisenbergLawrenceFerreira94JoelGeliebterPamelaGreene98YogeshGuptaH2MGroupHawkinsDelafeldWoodLLPKathleenHill03WalterHornDr.StevenJonasEdwardKalikowTerri-AnnKessler97HowardKingsley88KopDiPippoP.C.RobertKushelLevLewin02GeorgeLikourezos95HowardMaierDanaMark85HopeMayLarryMcCordIII97McElroyDeutschMulvaneyCarpenterLLPToddMcTavish98MeltzerLippeGoldsteinBreitstoneLLPLeylaMoallemzadeh06JothyNarendran96EdwardNitkewicz91WilliamOGorman85DawnPipekGuidone97IrenePiscopoProvidentBankCraigRizzo94Pro.PatriciaRooney99DanaRosenbaum8434THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014 WhyIGive...BruceK.Gould84BruceGouldhaslongbeenourmostgenerousgraduate.ManyyearsagohecreatedourrstendowedchairandestablishedtheprestigiousBruceK.GouldBookAward.TogetherwithhisfamilyhehasnamedtheLawSchoollibrary.BruceGouldsitsonourBoardofGovernorsandourFoundationBoard.HehashostednumerouseventsincludingarecenteventathishomeinFlorida.HewasamemberofourrstBuildersClassgivenatourLibertyandJusticeforAllDinnerandwasourrsthonoreeattheSusanDietrichClyneMemorialGolfOuting.Forthepast30yearsTourohasbeenahugepartofmylifeandmyheart.IsupportTouroLawCenterbecauseitbringstogethermytwomostimportantcharitableendeavorseducationandthepreservationoftheJewishlawsJudaismandheritagehereintheUnitedStatesandinIsrael.IbelieveTouroLawhassetitselfapartbycombiningthetraditionalrequirementsofalawschooleducationwiththeancientprincipalsoflegalandsocietalteachingsoftheoldtestament.ThisIbelieveisthefoundationofmodernjurisprudence.TouroLawhastakenlegaleducationtothenextlevelbycombiningpracticalknowledgewithahands-onapproachtoteachingthelaw.Theschoolscommitmenttoacademicexcellencesocialjusticeandcommunityservicerepresenttheidealsthatmakeitthelawschoolforthe21stCentury.BruceGouldClassof1984MarkSalimenaCarlLindaSambusSchlisselOstrowKarabatosPLLCWilliamSchoriesRenaSeplowitzKeithSernick90TawannaSt.Louis13StifelNicolausStonyBrookUniversityPatriciaSturm11TeodoreRooseveltAmericanInnoCourtDeanVillani13WaldnersHon.JackWeinsteinGregoryWhiteJaysonWolfe02NathanZilakAssociates250-499LeslieAndersonARKMortgageInc.MajorLeonardBadia07Mrs.JohnBainbridgeLindaCarlBaurleBruceH.EllenBelskyMelissaBerkman06MarkBloomberg89RalphBranciforte01RichardBraunsteinKeithBrown94errylBrownJamesCherylBullerJerryCadiganRichardCahnRaymondCarewBrianCaueld01StuartCharney85omConwayLawrenceCregan88AdamDAntonio07DanzaGroupRichardDavisFrancesDawson90TeDelmanFamilyMartheDesdunes03SallyDonahue90ChristopherDorBarbaraDunleavy96EastIslipLumberCo.PaulElenioJacquesFarhi93JohnFaronLeonardFeld86GaryFochestoStephenFromsonMichaelGajdos97GeorgeBeerLLPKatieGiusti09WilliamGliem02GeraldineGreenbergMatthewGreenblattMaceGreeneld98EstherGreenfeldScottGutterson83DariaHagemeyer13SheldonHalpernHartInvestigationsInc.AllenHechtAndrewHeinemanLisaHomanSinger93EvangelineHoward02GeraldJenningsDanielJimenez07JudyBillKahnMitchellKahnDanaKarni-Ilouz98RaymondKeenan98FrankShelleyKirshenbaumAmyKoreen91Pro.LynneKramerPaulaKutchRonnieLamm03RabbiDonielPhyllisLanderHannahLanderLessingsHyacinthLeus93MartinElaineLevitinRonaldLipetzRichardLippeStuartLippmanListNetPeterLomp92LeonardLordRobertMalitoommasoMarascoDr.AlanMarkowitzDanaMark85DanielleMarksRivner03J.MartelloPatrickMcGlashan06MetropolitanNationalBankMarciaMiller-Rogers04M.RayeMiller93ChristinaMilone92MonarchGraphicsInc.JoyceMobleyWWW.TOUROLAW.EDU35 RosickiRosickiAssociatesP.C.winsthe2012LawFirmChallengeTouroLawalumnifromRosickiRosickiAssociatesP.C.werepresentedwiththeTouroLawFirmChallengeTrophyforthesecondyearinarowatthe2013AnnualWinterAlumniReceptiononJanuary242013.FirmsemployingveormoreTouroalumnicompetedagainstoneanotherinanefforttoreach100alumnigivingattheirrespectiverms.AlumniareinvitedtogiveagiftinanamountthattswithintheirphilanthropicgoalstotheAnnualFund.AllgiftstotheLawCenterbyalumniatparticipatingrmsduringthechallengeyearcounttowardthermsparticipationgoal.ThewinnersinadditiontobraggingrightswillhavetheirrmsnameengravedontheTouroCupandwillholdthetrophyfordisplayattheirrmfortheyear.Allrmsreceiveavisitfromthedeanduringthecourseoftheyearforapersonalizedupdateontheschool.TheLawFirmChallengeasacomponentoftheTouroLawAnnualFundprovidesresourcesforthedeantousewheretheneedisgreatest.ProgramsatTouroLawwhichreceiveAnnualFundsupportincludestudentscholarshipshostingdistinguishedspeakersandlibraryenhancements.2012FinalResults1stPlaceRosickiRosickiAssociatesP.C2ndPlaceCertilmanBalinAdlerHymanLLP3ndPlaceSahnWardCoschignanoBakerPLLC4thPlaceCarterDeLucaFarrellSchmidtLLPIfyouareinterestedinsigningupforthe2013-2014LawFirmChallengeortorequestmoreinformationpleasecontacttheOfceofInstitutionalAdvancementat631-761-7065orlawrmchallengetourolaw.edu.HowardJ.MooreJonathanMurrayMarilynNessLyndaNicolinoBarbaraNieroda98NixonPeabodyLLPPro.BenjaminRajotteRBCCapitalMarketsLLCJemmaRobainLaCaille98FrederickRomanoRooseveltInvestmentGroupInc.JoelRosenberg85LeiRubensteinMarkTerrySalesSantucciandDenkbergJohnSardelisHon.RichardSchaferMichelleSchmitt07Pro.AprilSchwartzMichaelScottoShirleySiegelRobertSilvermanSilvermanAcamporaSanjaySinhaRichardSiseCharlesSkopAndrewVanSingel10EricaVladimer13JanetWard04AshaNzenghaWaseme03Dr.RichardDebraWaxmanLarryWeinsteinSusanWest03WinterBrothersRecyclingChrisZdatnyWeiZhu04Supporters100-249RichardAberleGailAdams98ElizabethAdelmanKateAndersonMarthaArce97HaroldArmet87ElviaArriolaJamesAyersDanielBaker92MariaBarnett03RandallBass93LindaCarlBaurleHon.AnthonyBeltrami89JenniferBentley04SusanBerecheJeeryBerkowitz88RhondaBernsteinGarvis92DanMaryBerryAdamBialow92JohnBollenbach89JamesBongiorno09JamesBopp02StanleyBoylanReginaBrandow95LisaBrantman93SabraBrockAllenBronfeld87GlenBrueningRickBryan95JamesBurns92DeidreByrne08KevinCampbellTeslaCarrasquilloKathleenCasey98AnitaChen97BoChen09TerryCipriani97WilliamClaxton93PeterCordovano86RogerCorredine92CharlesCowlesPaulCracoPro.ShawnCrincoliIreneCrisciFabioCristofari91EdwardCurtisJr.87Dr.LeonardCutlerEricDahlgren04LarryDash89RichardDavisPro.PeterDavisSimoneDemelo08TriciaDeroe97StewartDiamond94ArnoldDiJosephIII83SallyDonahue90JamesDurhamGlenEdelman84BeverlyEdelmanMichaelEttingerNeilFang93MorrisFateha07StuartFeldmanDanielFeldmanJawanFinley01DavidFischler90JoanFoleyForchelliCurtoDeeganSchwartzMineoTerranaLLP36THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014 PassionateandCommittedStudentsTeNewouroLaw3LGivingProgramAnannualgraduatingclassgifthasbeenestablishedasanewTouroLawtraditionbytheClassof2013.BeginninginJanuaryof2013thegraduatingstudentsof2013fundraisedtogethertocollectgrantmoneytobenetgraduatingstudentsoftheClassof2014.Withhelpandmotivationfromagenerousdonationoft-shirtsfromBarnesNobleCollegeBooksellersandamatchingpledgefromDeanSalkinandHowardGross33oftheClassof2013contributedtotheclassgiftandstartedanewtraditionofgivingatthelawcenterbeingcontinuedthisyearbytheClassof2014.CarlFoster93MichaelFoxNeilFriedman96StephanieGalteri88PeterGarcia96AmandaGentile10AnnilusGilot02RobertGingher01DavidGoldschmidtMarkGoldsmith83ScottGoldsteinBenjaminGolkin13Pro.JackGravesRobertGreco90DavidGreen97JoanGreenberg87BarryGeorgeneGrennanCatherineGursky91JohnHabyanJamesHanksJohnHanley97NancyHark03SandraHathaway92EdwardG.Heilig87AbaHeiman88RobertHester94JordanHoman13AndreaHorowitz91ToddHouslanger88Dr.StevenHubermanJacquelineIaquniaTasoKalapoutis92MichelleKaltSobel91MicheleKaminski-McCarthyDonneKampelBasilKampessis06FredKantrow03MonroeKaumanHon.JohnAndrewKay05BarbaraKelly93JacquelineKelly96CaryKessler87RobertKing11FranciscoKnipping-Diaz98MarkKulewicz95StephenKunkenJosephLaCapra96Pro.DebbieLaninChul-WooLee11MichaelLesser87A.LevinPro.MichaelLewynLukeLiCalziRobinJefreyLubatkinBarbaraMabelPaulMacerino13CharlesManciniMichaelMarkowitz89AnnMarquez05MarkMasini00TomasMatteiniTracyMauro88ChrisMcDonough88CarolMcNallyPro.HeatherMelnikerJenniferMendelsohn91DwightSusanMerriamVanessaMieczkowskiPro.MeredithMillerPaulMillusDavidMirandaEdwardMitchell03SharonMoritz85Pro.JefreyMorrisLillianMoyTomasMurphyPhilipMusico03MichaelNappoJohnNataloneChristopherNesterczuk97TracyNortonMarylouPaolucci-Pilewski94Dr.ShashiPatelEdwardPedwell97BenjaminPetrofsky03JohnPhelan88MichaelPiccolo91PaulPlotsker93Pro.SharonPocockDr.AnthonyPolemeniRobertPortegello84GrantPudalor87EdwardPuerta08KennethPuig97SallyRamsey-Brown97CatherineReyes-Tuzinkiewicz09OrvilleReynolds07RivkinRadlerLLPHon.EdwardRomaineSharonAlanRosenblumBradRosken93ArthurRubenstein88ChristinaRusso13WilliamSchiller87BlancheSchiller89LoisSchlisselStevenSchloss2013CLASSGIFTFrankSchnidmanRobertSchoelleJr.HillarySchultz93LoisSchwaeber92JudySchwartz93ValerieSchwartzTomasA.SchweitzerTimothyScutero06JillSelden87MichaelShmidmanJaneShrenkel83HaroldBarbaraShulmanSusan-JoSimon83JosephSimonetti99SteveSloaneH.BrooksSmithHaroldSomer83HaroldSpivack83LawrenceSteckman88CherylStein88FrankStraaciJohnTarshi00Asst.DeanCharlotteaylorTeSchlittLawFirmStevenolmanMarylizUihleinerenceWagnerRichardWeinbergererrenceWelchMary-FaithWestervelt92PeterWhite87JamesWicksDavidWilck93CraigWolsonLoisWoll83PatriciaWoodStephenYoungerZMarkSalesMarketingChrisanthyZapantis98RandyZelin87MatthewZimmelman08JefreyZipserEvanZuckerman03FriendsUnder100Hon.MerikAaron92HannahAbrams06Pro.SarahAdamsOluwatoyinAkinola12JedAlbertMarcAlessi03GeorgeAlexander08MarkAli37 38THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014DanielleCavaliere13CD-adapcoJustineCefalu13AllanChambers99RyanCharder12NarinderpalChawla01LaiaChipkin00MoinChoudhury02CatherineChristianJackCintorino87KimberlyCio13TeresaColbertCompassBenftPlanningLLCReginaCompetiello11NicholasConnolly09MichelleCoppola92PatriciaCraig13JamesCreighton94CyntrenaCross-Peart13ShawnCullinane99JamesCurtin13MickelleDamassiaNicholasDaniello12Pro.SuzanneDarrowKleinhaus98MatthewDaus92JohannaDavidomasDeas96MariaDeGennaro11KarenDelfyett06BelindaDelgado99LesleyDeliaJeanDelisle10omasDeLuca08CraigDeMeo00Pro.DanielDerbyKarenDeSalvo89AloDiFranco13MeganDiMiceli-Glaser08AlyssaDunn10SilviaDurri13RebeccaEbbecke08MichaelEisenberg92AlisonEpilone08IvonneEstevez04JoshuaFalda13AndrewFalk94JeannineFarino09TomasFarrellHarleyFastman94CynthiaFeliciano13MaryAnnFilosa03LawrenceFinePaulFinkelmanGerardFishbergIsraelFlamenbaum84NussinFogel86PatriciaFontaine13TomasForce94BarbaraFord98WilliamFowler92GregoryFreeman99MichaelFried95TianyFrigenti13AaronFuttermanDavidGabor86GenevieveGadaleta13MaryanneGarretson93MarioGiammarco11GenovaBurnsGiantomasiWebsterLLCJamesGentile01WarrenGeorge11MarshaAndrewGersonBenGersten90HarveyGilmore05ConstantineGlebo10LindsayGodt08MichaelGoldman00DanielGomez-Sanchez08StevenGordon92GaryGorske08HenryGraham09GaKiaGray13MatthewGrayLeeMarchGrayson87RonGreeneld92VermelleGreenwood99LeeGrosskreuzHechtel99MarkGuarriello11GlennGunsten95ClaireGutekunstIrwinHabermanMichailHack00MarkHalberstam84DanielleHansen13TracyHarkins87RobertHarperHartwickCollegeStephanieHatzakos98JohnHaunHedvaHaviv13LeeHeitBeck92JenniferHeld03MaritaHerbold96JuneHerman94Dr.IssacHerskowitzWilliamHiddink13ChristopherHoelzer09ElviraHoman93SpencerHorn05CarolHorowitz83ScottHusslein92GabrielIgunbor99ChristinaIppolito13MichaelIsernia98NaomiIsrailova12TalJawitz12CatherineJonesHankins13DanielJordanAsst.DeanGeorgeJusticeYanKatsnelson10JohnKelbel02Hon.JohnKennedyDwightKennedy01MaritzaKerben05HarryKershen87CherylKeshner-AschNinaKhaimova12OmidKhani00PetrushkaKhiamal09AbrahamKleinman93MarieKnappAndrewKnoph10LawrenceKobak01MakousseKoneSethKoslow13LibbyKrohnengoldJoelKupferman90LawrenceKushnick88DreenaKutchJacobKutnicki13Pro.SidneyKwestelJamesLacchiniRichardLangone98DarleneLapola99MichaelLarson99TaraLaterza13ChristopherLeimone06RoxanneLevine84BennettDeborahLiebmanMichelleLioraMoldovan09CourtneyLiotti-Topic07GregoryLombardi13JosephLombardoAllaLondres11JeromeBerniceLubatkinLucretiaLucivero87AnthonyLuckie13MichaelLui09ZoharLushe13JenniferMaertz05DavidAllweiss99AmericanRiverLogisticsRalphAmicucci13DennisAmore11MichaelAnzaloneMurrayBach89RoseMaryBaillyAnthonyBallato88MichaelBamberger13VyacheslavBangiyevSharonBarkume11DavidBarton06StevenBaum92PierreBazile06JonathanBellezza13RonaldBenet01ConstantineBenetosCyrilBenichou04BeverlyBenjamin-George01BruceBennettAlyssaBenson13LioraBen-Sorek92GaryEveBergRobinBerger90AlexBerkman13PatriciaBethea95JasonSeenaBialowShannaBlack09NormanBluth92AndrewBockner00MarkBoivinPatriciaBoland09JessicaBookstaver09AnnaBoudakova11DanielBoyle12ReginaldBraithwaite95MarlenaBrauer85LeeBravermanBren-ronicsMelissaBrescia12Pro.WilliamBrooksLorraineBroomhall87KaraBrown11SandraBuchanan07MechelleBuksar10GinaBurkeJamesBurns92TeresaButler11CaitlinCampbellVictoriaCampos-Gaylor99JustinCapunoPeterCaso86LouisCastellanoJr.DominickCattrano11 WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU39KristenOLeary13DipanPatelWendyPelleBeer96JustinaPerinoPatriciaPetersBrianPeterson10DanielPfeifer11MasonPimsler97StephaniePlatt12StevenPollack12LancePomerantzGregoryPopadiuk06AssociateDeanDeborahPostHon.DeborahPoulos88HeidiPowersCarlPrinci04AndreaRabney92AmbikaRaghunandauPeterRagone83JenniferRaguso13JohnRaimondi06JoanRearick02MichaelRedenburg06LaurenReidScottRichman13PatriciaRiegger92AvromRobin96MichelleRobinson13EvanRogdakis06PatriciaRomeo95VictorRosario05FrancesRosatoAlsosaRose13DavidRosenbaum84RonaldRosenbergAssociateDeanKennethRosenblumLauraRossMatthewRubino13JosephRuotolo06HerbertRuschmann93StevenSalz96VioletSamuels99PhilipSanchez98AdamSanders12DeniseSantangelo09JoseSantiagoPepitoSantos13ChristopherSarisky94GennaroSavastano08MuhammadShabbir98AmandaScheier13RobertSchleierJr.99MichaelSchiavo92DavidSchoenhaar07PhilipScholzRogerSchore85SethSchwartz04JaredScotto13ReginaSeltzerIsaacSenior13Pro.GaryShawChristopherShelton01NathanShoengold84KarenShulmanPro.MarjorieSilverDr.JasonLouiseSilvermanJoelSimon13DavidSinger07HarpreetSingh13RandySmithIndiaSneed13EdwardSolomon83JosephSommer84Hon.ArthurSpattAlbertMaimone04ChristineMala91MorganMaragliano13PatriciaMarcin85JosephMargolin84AdamMarkou09FrankMarotta93KathleenMarshall02omasMartin86JohnMartinDaraMartinOrlando94RobertMartinez06DeniseMarzano-Doty94BianaMashevich13DinaMastellone98DianeMcClernon05TempleMcDay88WayneMcLeod13MatthewMcNultyJamesMeaneyAndrewMeaneyChristopherMedina11BarbaraMehrmanAndrewMeier13EthielMelecioJr.10JamesMerendino00MaryMerz11JanMeyer94LeonMeyer95MichaelMeyers11MichaelMiller93EvelinaMiller06JackieMinerTerriMinott92MicheleMirro86GregoryMisener06JacquelineMissick09RobertMitchell13BethMobleyMatthewMoisan08RobertMolloyJamesMonteleonEstherMorell06ClaudiaMorettSuzanneMoriBruceMortonJosephMuzio98Hon.EileenNadelson84MichaelNightingale97AnnNowakPaulNuccio93Capt.CateOCallahan98omasOConnor89ScottOGara86HarveySperling92JasonSteinbergLouisSternberg09JamesStolba98MayraSuazo13JadwigaSzajner09Hon.AnthonyTauriStanleyTeich94StephanieTengi92Roshinomas13JennierTocciAbrahamTopiel84MarkTsukerman09RosemarieTully92StephanieTuortoMichaelTylutki13JennaVenturiniDorothyWalkerHappich93DonaldWanamakerCarlWandermanAlyssaWanserJennierWarrenGeraldWatersJr.07MarkWebster05AnnieWeinstein95RobertWeiss94MauriceWilliams12MajorDavidWillson89EliWinkler84DorothyWinter89MartaWojcikGraceWynnYuriyYaroslavskiy13JohnYetman08MeredithYevin13MelanieYoung13CrystalYoung13PeggyZucker92CANTFINDYOURNAMETouroLawgrateullyacknowledgesthemanyalumnilawrmscorporationsoundationsindividualsacultyandstawhohavemadenancialcontributionsandpledgestotheLawCenter.eHonorRollofDonorsrecognizesgismadebetweenJuly12012andDecember312013.Everyeorthasbeenmadetoensuretheaccuracyothislist.IyouhavemadeagifanditisnotlistedpleaseletusknowbycontactingtheOceofInstitutionalAdvancementat631761-7060.100Participationbyfaculty. EndowedandsponsoredstudentawardsscholarshipsandfellowshipsareprestigiousrewardsforTouroLawsmostdeservingstudentsandaremadepossiblebythegenerosityofouralumniandfriends.ScholarshipsTheSidneyR.andWalterSibenScholarshipisnamedforitsbenefactorsthefoundersoftheSibenSibenLawFirminBayshoreNY.TheScholarshipwasestablishedtorecognizestudentswithsignicantpotentialanditisawardedadministrativelybasedonacademicpromise.TheFayandSaulStarrScholarshipwascreatedbytheFischteinfamilyinhonorofSharonFischteinsparents.Itisadministrativelyawardedannuallytoarising2Lwhoisanacademicallygiftedstudent.TheSusanM.DietrichClyne88MemorialScholarshipSusanDietrichClyneamemberoftheclassof1988perishedon911intheWorldTradeCentertragedy.TheScholarshipestablishedbyherfamilyisawardedannuallybasedonanapplicationtooneormore2Lpart-timestudentswithsignicantfamilyresponsibilities.BessandSamuelZeigenScholarshipThelateMarshallZeigenBuddyestablishedthisscholarshipin1997inhonorofhisparents.Itisawardedadministrativelytoarising2Lstudentwhohasdemonstratedexceptionalacademicpromisealongwithaprovencommitmenttocommunityservice.TheIleneH.BarshayAwardforExcellenceStanandIlene87BarshaytogetherwiththeirfamilycreatedthisScholarshipin2012tobeawardedtoaTouroLawstudententeringhishersecondyearofstudywhohasdemonstratedbothexcellenceinLegalProcessandcompellingcircumstancesoutsidetheclassroom.StudentswhoCALItheLegalProcesscourseareinvitedtoapply.TheDeanPatriciaE.SalkinScholarshipwasestablishedbythefamilyandfriendsofDeanPatriciaSalkinontheoccasionofherAcademicConvocationandinstallationasthe5thDeanofTouroLawCenterin2012.ItwillsupportafemaleTouroLawstudentwhodemonstratesbasedonanapplicationinterestinissuesofimportancetowomeninthelegalprofessionandorinterestinlanduseandsustainabledevelopmentlaw.TheGeraldJ.ScherMootCourtScholarshipwasestablishedin2013byFlorenceHessenScher85inhonorofherlatehusband.TheScholarshipwillbeawardedtoa2LstudentwhoisanincomingmemberoftheTouroLawCenterMootCourtBoard.Thedeterminationoftheawardisbasedupon50needand50onawrittenessayregardingthecandidatesMootCourtaspirations.TheCertilmanBalinAdlerHymanScholarshipTouroLawCenterBoardChairHowardSteinandthepartnersofCertilmanBalinAdlerHymanestablishedthisscholarshipin2013.Itistobeawardedannuallyadministrativelytoarising2Lwhoshowsacademicpromise.TheArlineBesunder92Scholarshipwasestablishedin2013byHarveyBesunderEsq.inmemoryofhiswifeArlinea1992TouroLawgraduate.Thescholarshipwillbeawardedannuallytoarising2Lfemalestudentwhodemonstratesbasedonanessayapplicationaninterestinhealthlawandorprofessionalethics.TheSheilaandStuartSalkinScholarshipwasestablishedin2013byDeanPatriciaSalkinandherhusbandHowardGrossinhonorofDeanSalkinsparents.TheScholarshipwillbeawardedannuallytoalawstudentbasedonanapplicationwhoiseithercurrentlyorwaspreviouslyaK-12teacherpursuingschoolwhilealsoraisingafamilyorsomeoneraisingafamilywhileinlawschoolorsomeonewhohasexpressedaninterestineducationlaw.TheShirleyFuchsbergScholarshipwasestablishedin2013bytheFuchsbergFamilyinmemoryoftheirmotherShirleyFuchsbergalongtermsupporterandfriendofTouroLaw.TheScholarshipwillbeawardedbasedonanapplicationtoafemalestudentwhoshowsacademicpromiseandwhobestexempliesShirleyFuchsbergscommitmenttoTouroLaw.TheMaschlerFamilyScholarshipwasestablishedin2013byTouroLawalumnusMatthewMaschler97thisScholarshipwillbeawardedannuallytoarising2Lstudentwhoshowsacademicpromiseandaninterestinbusinessorrealestatelaw.TheRhondaGelfmanSzabo86Scholarshipwasestablishedin2013byTouroLawalumnaRhondaGelfmanSzabo86tobeannuallyawardedadministrativelytoarising2Lwhoshowsacademicpromise.40THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014 TheJohnSantucciJusticeScholarshipwasestablishedin2013byTouroLawalumnusThomasSantucci83andhisfamilyandfriendsinhonorofhisfatherJohnSantucciformerDistrictAttorneyofQueensandalongtimefriendtoTouroLawCenter.TheScholarshipwillbeawardedtoarising2Lwhoshowsacademicpromiseandademonstratedinterestincriminallaw.TheLefkowitzFamilyScholarshipwasestablishedinlate2013byTouroLawalumnaHelenLefkowitz88.Thisscholarshipwillbeawardedannuallytoarising2Lstudentwhoshowsacademicpromise.TheGrossmanFamilyScholarshipTouroLawCenteralumnusJackGrossman88establishedthisscholarshipin2013.Itistobeawardedannuallytoarising2ndyearlawstudentwhoshowsacademicpromiseandisawell-roundedstudent.FundsTheThomasandCynthiaRosickiDisabilityFundwasestablishedin2013byTouroLawCenteralumnusThomasRosicki97andhiswifeCynthia.TheFundistobeutilizedasneededtomeetreasonableaccommodationsforoneormorestudentswithadisability.AtthediscretionoftheLawCenterinterestincomeoftheRosickiDisabilityFundcanalsobeutilizedasascholarshipforadeservingstudentwithadisability.TheWilliamRandolphHearstEmergencyFundwascreatedwithtwogenerousgrantsfromtheWilliamRandolphHearstFoundationandisdesignedforstudentswhoareparticipantsinTouroLawsLegalEducationAccessProgramLEAP.Itisintendedtoprovidegrantsforstudentsincrisissituations.TheHowardA.GlicksteinLoanForgivenessFundwasestablishedin1996ontheoccasionofHowardA.Glicksteins10thanniversaryasdeanofTouroLawCenter.ThefundisavailabletohelprepaytheloansofTouroLawgraduateswhochoosecareersinpublicinterestlaw.FellowshipsDavidBergFellowsThisprestigiousFellowshipprogramwascreatedin2006withfundingfromtheDavidBergFoundationtosupporttwelve12BergSummerPublicInterestFellows.TheprogramishighlycompetitiveandawardedtostudentsinordertofurtherdeveloptheirpassionforPublicInterestLawwhileearningasummerstipendandhoningtheirpracticallegalskillsinaworkplacesetting.TheFannyandSamuelGlicksteinMemorialFellowshipDeanEmeritusHowardA.GlicksteinestablishedthisFellowshipinhonorofhisparentsFannieandSamuelGlickstein.ThisFellowshipisdesignedtoencouragepublicinterestemploymentbyawardingaSummerPublicInterestFellowshiptoaqualiedstudentwhodemonstratesaclearpassionforpublicinterestwork.HonorableGeorgePrattJudicialFellowThisFellowshipwascreatedbytheHonorableGeorgePrattaretiredmemberoftheSecondCircuitCourtofAppealstheTouroLawfacultyandacurrentmemberoftheLawCentersBoardofGovernors.TheFellowreceivesasummerstipendwhileworkingforamemberoftheFederalJudiciary.StevenSchwartzapfelFellowshipStevenSchwartzapfelthefoundingmemberofSchwartzapfelPartnerscreatedthisSummerFellowshipforastudenttoworkincivillegalservicesonLongIsland.Theselectedstudentworkswithpeoplefacingvariousproblemsincludinghousingdiscriminationdisabilityandorfamilylawissues.LongIslandHispanicBarFellowThisSummerPublicInterestFellowshipwascreatedbytheLongIslandHispanicBarwithfundingfromtheBethpageFederalCreditUnion.TheFellowshipisawardedtoaLatinoAmericanstudentforasummerfellowshipintheSuffolkCountyDistrictAttorneysOfce.ProfessorBeverlyMcQuearySmithFellowCreatedin2013bytheLongIslandAmistadBartohonorProfessorMcQuearySmithontheoccasionofherretirementitistobeawardedtoaTouroLawstudentfora2014SummerFellowship.LawrenceRafulPublicInterestFellowshipThisSummerPublicInterestFellowshipcreatedbyDeanPatriciaSalkinandherhusbandHowardGrosswasawardedforthersttimeinthesummerof2013andwillbeawardedagainin2014.WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU41 42THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014JointheTouroLawLegacySocietyAsbettinganInstitutionthathasjustcelebratedthe33rdyearofitsfoundingagrowingnumberofTouroLawalumnifacultyandfriendshavechosentoprovidefuturesupportfortheLawSchoolthroughtheirnancialorestateplans.DeanSalkinandtheOfceofInstitutionalAdvancementwouldliketopubliclyrecognizeeveryindividualwhohaschosenthisincreasinglyvitalformofsupport.WearecurrentlyintheprocessofcreatingtheTouroLawCenterLegacySociety.TheTouroLawLegacySocietywillrecognizeallwhohavenamedtheLawCenterasabeneciaryofaplannedgiftofanysizedonorshaverememberedTouroLawCenterasabeneciaryofawilltrustretirementplanorlifeinsurancepolicyorwithalifetimeincomegift.ThesevisionarygiftsaredesignedtocreatealegacyforTouroLawCenterandtheywillensurethesuccessofgenerationsoffutureTouroLawyers.InournextHonorRollofDonorswewillincludethoseindividualsweknowofwhohaverememberedTouroLawintheirestateplansandwewillprolesomeofthefoundingmembersoftheLegacySociety.ForsomethismaybearstgifttotheLawCenterbutforothersitmaybeacontinuationofgivingbegunduringtheirlifetimes.Inadditiontosupportingbrightandhighlymotivatedstudentsaplannedgiftcansupportoutstandingfacultyprovidefundingforstate-of-the-artfacilitiesorbeusedbytheDeantosupportpriorityneeds.DecadesofleadershipatTouroLaw.DeanPatriciaSalkinwithformerDeansLawrenceRafulLandHowardGlicksteinR. Teprocessoplannedgivingoersseveralwaystomakeacharitabledonationthatnotonlyhelptocreatealegacyorthelawschoolbutalsooeringpotentialtaxadvantageswhileretainingthebenetolietimeincomeorthedonor.Aplannedgimayalsoallowyoutomakeamuchlargergiandcreateamoresignicantlegacythanyoumightimaginepossible.Aplannedgimayberevocablegivingyouthefexibilitytoalteryourplansiyourcircumstanceschangeorirrevocableoenmakingyoueligibleoracurrentincometaxdeductionandareliablepaymentstreamortherestoyourlie.Charitablegiannuitiescharitableremaindertrustsandlieinsurancegisareamongtheseveralinstrumentsavailable.WillsandBequestsManyousarenotabletomakethekindsogiswewouldlikeduringourlifetime.YetwemaywishtorememberTouroLawinourwills.Acharitablebequestisthesimplestandmostcommonlyusedormoplannedgiving.AgiinyourwillcanbeAspecicdollaramountoraspecicasset.Allorapercentageotheresidueoyourassetswhatisleaeryouhavemadeothergis.Unrestrictedusedorgeneraleducationalpurposes.Restrictedusedoraparticularpurpose.StructuredtoprovidelietimeincometoamilybeorethegiisavailableorouroLaw.Contingentmadeonlyispecicconditionsoccure.g.spousehasdiedbeoreyou.Changedbyyouatanytime.axalkCharitablegisromestatespresentavarietyotaxplanningopportunities.Butunlikecharitablegismadeduringyourlietimeyoumaynotreceiveacurrentcharitableincometaxdeduction.HoweveriyourestateissubjecttoestatetaxabequesttoouroLawCenterDevelopmentFoundationmayentitleyourestatetoanestatetaxcharitabledeductionortheamountdonatedandreducestheamountotaxyourestatemustpay.NotealsothatifyoumakeagibynamingtheLawCenterFoundationasabeneciaryoyourretirementplanorIRAthereareincometaxbenets.PleaseletusknowiyouhaveincludedouroLawCenterinyourwillsothatwehavetheopportunitytorecognizeyourphilanthropyduringyourlifetime.YourgiisnotbindingonyouoryourestatebutinormingusoyourcurrentplanswillhelpusplanortheLawSchoolsuture.HowoAnexistingwillortrustcanbeamendedtomakeagiwithoutrewritingtheentiredocument.Yourattorneycanprepareacodicilwhichaddsanewbequestwhilerearmingtheothertermsoyourwill.SimilarlyanattorneycanprepareanamendmenttoarevocabletrusttoaddouroLawCenterDevelopmentFoundationasabeneciary.Pleasebeassuredthatnoindividualbequestamountswillbereleasedpubliclyandwewouldhonorallrequestsoranonymity.SampleBequestLanguageIgiveandbequeaththesumo_______toTeouroLawCenterDevelopmentFoundationInc.aNewYorkStatenot-orprotcorporationat225EastviewDriveCentralIslipNewYork11722.Pleasetalkwithyourattorneyregardingspeciclanguageoryourpersonalsituation.InConclusionWeareveryexcitedtohavecometoaplaceinthelieoourInstitutionwhereweareabletocreatetheouroLawLegacySociety.WeareintheprocessoputtingtogetheraPlannedGivingCommitteecurrentlybeingco-chairedbyestateplanningexperts-JosephRosenberg87andPatriciaMarcin85.Ifyouwouldliketojointhiscommitteepleaseletusknoweveryoneiswelcome.OtherefectiveplannedgivingvehiclesincludeGioLieInsuranceCharitableRemainderrustsAnnuityrustsandCharitableLeadrusts.Inthenearutureourriendsandalumniwillreceiveaseriesobrochuresdesignedtoexplainthesenancialandestateplanninginstrumentsingreaterdepth.Pleaselookortheseandcallwithquestions.Andnallysomeoyoumaybeinapositiontocounselyourownclientsabouttheirestateplanningandphilanthropy.WewillbehostingaCLEprogramlaterthisspringorrustandEstatePlanning.Pleaselookormoreinormationonthattopicinthecomingweeks.TondoutmorepleasecontactLindaHowardWeissmanAssistantDeanOfceoInstitutionalAdvancement631761-7061lindahtourolaw.eduWWW.TOUROLAW.EDU43WeaskthatyoupleaseiyouhavenotalreadydonesoletusknowiyouhaverememberedTouroLawwithaBequestorLieInsurancegifsowemayincludeyouamongthedonorswerecognize. 44THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014HurricaneSandymarkedthemostsignicantnaturaldisasterinlivingmemoryinthenortheastwithadirecthittoLongIslandhometo3millionpeopleinNassauandSuolkCountiesandouroLawCenter.ImmediatelyollowingthestormouroLawlaunchedasignicantcommunityserviceandprobonooutreacheortprovidingreelegalassistanceandreerralstoanyoneinneedinthewakeoHurricaneSandy.Tateortgrewtobecometheonlycomprehensivedisasterlawprogramoitskindinthecountry.WeaddedaDisasterLawcoursetoourcurriculumandopenedaDisasterRelieLawClinicwherestudentsworkundercloseacultysupervisionwithclients.Inadditionwehavebeenorganizingservicetripstotheareaorlawstudentsromaroundthecountrywhowanttocometotheregionandoerassistance.AsthelegalneedsormanycontinueouroLawisstrategicallyplacedtocontinuetohelpasthecountrysonlylawschoolwithacampusadjacenttoboththestateandederaljudiciaries.Treedaysaferthestormacultystastudentsandalumnigatheredinourauditoriumtobrainstormaboutwhatwecoulddotohelpourdevastatedcommunity.WealsoinvitedtheABAYoungLawyerDivisionRepresentativewhoisthelocalliaisonwithFEMAtheleadershipotheSuolkCountyBarAssociationandotherlocalNGOleaders.Whatemergedfromthatinitialmeetingofabout80volunteerswasremarkable.Itwasagreedthatwewouldimmediatelybegincollectingnecessitiestohelpindividualsandamilieswhohadurgentneedsorphysicalitemsandthatwewouldorganizeandcoordinatewiththelocallegalservicesproviderstoestablishaprobonolegalserviceseort.TatsameweekonFridayweheldapressconerencetoannounceourintentiontoserveasapointocoordinationandreerralwithpartnersincludingtheNewYorkStateBarAssociationSuolkCountyBarAssociationandmanyothers.Wepubliclyannouncedaphonenumberandemailaddresswherethepubliccouldaccesshelpbeginningtheollowingweek.Tatweekweorganizedourlistostudentvolunteersdevelopedin-takesheetssetupawebaddressandFacebookpagewhereinormationcouldbepostedorthepublicandwedevelopedatrainingprogramorstudentsacultystaandalumniwhovolunteeredtostatheHEARLine.ExactlyoneweekaferthestormouroLawwastherstlegalservicesorganizationintheregiontomobilizeandlaunchaprobonoeorttohelppeopleandsmallbusinessesaectedbythestorm.TephoneemailreerralandassistancecenteropenedwhichwecalledLCHEARouroLawCenterHurricaneEmergencyAssistanceAStormthatChangedTHOUSANDSOFLIVESANDONELAWSCHOOLTOUROLAWCENTERSEFFORTSRECOGNIZEDASTHEONLYCOMPREHENSIVEDISASTERLAWPROGRAMOFITSKINDINTHECOUNTRYProf.RajottewithstudentsvisitingfromDukeLawSchool. WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU45Responseeam.Stilltodaytrainedlawstudentsandvolunteersprovideassistanceorabroadarrayoinquiries.Todatewehaveassistedmorethan1500Sandy-aectedhouseholdspredominantlyseniorsandworkingfamiliesinNassauandSuolkCounties.Sandy-relatedlegalneedshaverangedromFEMAsdisasterassistanceprogramfoodandhomeownerinsurancelandlord-tenantdisputesrealpropertyissuesandcontractordisputes.Sincethesummerthegreatestunmetneedinvulnerablepopulationshasconvergedaroundthreecoreareasfoodinsurancedisputeswhicharewidespreadandrequentlyinvolveunderpaymentsof50ormoredisputeswithcontractorsoversubstandardworkandmortgageandoreclosureissuesarisingromsignicantuncoveredlosses.Nextwebegantodevelopamorerobustplanorsustainedleadershipandservice.Ouracultyapprovedanewseminarcourseindisasterlawandanewdisasterlawclinic.Teclinicisullystaedwithacultyandstudentsandisactivelyengagedinprovidinglegalservicestoourcommunity.ProessorBenjaminRajottewashiredandtheclinicbeganservingtheclientsinJanuary2013.Bytraininglawstudentsinthisclinicalsettingweareabletonurtureanddrawupontheirtalentswhileengenderingtheircommitmenttopublicservice.Upto12upper-levellawstudentsworkineachoourclinicsatanygiventimewhichtranslatestoacollective120-140billable-qualityhoursperweekattheDisasterRelieClinic.Troughthisreal-worldexperienceandthesupportiveacademiccommunitywhichouroprovidesstudentsareabletohonetheirpracticallawyeringskillswhileenablingthelawschooltohelpasignicantlygreaternumberoat-riskSandyhouseholds.Stillmoreisneededtobedonetohelpsatisytheunmetlegalneedsinthecommunity.Wewereabletohireacoordinatortoacilitatethearrivalandplacementolawstudentsromotherschoolsaroundthecountrywhowanttotraveltotheregionandoerhelp.Soarstudentsromseveralschoolsacrossthecountryhavevisitedandcompletedprobonohoursprovidinglegalassistancetothoseinneedandmoretripsarescheduledinthecomingmonths.LastlyatthesuggestionandorganizationoouroLawCenterallothelegalserviceprovidersonLongIslandmettogetherinthesameroomatouroLawCentertocreateanongoingorumortheopenexchangeoinormationandsupporttoenablealloustobetterservethoseinneed.Teinitialmeetingresultedinnowweeklycoordinatedphonecallsandwisersharingandallocationoavailableresources.odayouroLawCenterstandsastheleaderinthedisasterrelieeorthavingdevelopedtheonlycomprehensivedisasterlawprogramoitskindinthecountry.Wehavecollaboratedwithbarassociationsandnon-protorganizationsaswellaslocalstateandederalgovernmentagencies.WehavereceivedreerralsorassistanceromplacesasvariedaslocalchurchorganizationstotheGovernorsocetoFEMA.WehavereceivedundingromprivateindividualsandotherundersincludingtheRobinHoodFoundationandNewYorkStatetoensureourworthwhileeortscontinueoryearstocome.ouroLawCentersresponsetothestormisnodoubthavingalastingandpositiveimpactonthecommunityandonagenerationouturelawyers.TheDisasterReliefClinichostsmanyinformationsessionsforthecommunity.Prof.RajotteandclinicstudentsafterbeinginterviewedbyCBS.Prof.RajottewithSen.SchumeratajointpressconferenceinOctober2013. 46THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014AFUNDRAISINGPERSPECTIVECREATINGANEWDISASTERRELIEFCLINICTHENFINDINGTHEFUNDSTOSUPPORTTHEEFFORTSAtouroLawtheracetondundingordisasterrelieworktookojustdaysaerthestormdevastatedmuchoLongIslandandthesurroundingtri-statearea.WeknewairlyquicklythatthereneededtobealargerpresenceinthecommunitytoprovidelegalservicestothoseinneedandbasedonourexperienceandundertheleadershipoDeanSalkinwedeterminedthatadisasterlawclinicwouldbethemosteectivevehicletoprovideservicestothestormvictims.Tatclinicwouldrequiresignicantundingandwewouldneedtondthoseundsquickly.Andsothisstoryoinvolvementandgenerosityromindividualsthegovernmentoundationsandcommunityorganizationsgivingtohelpothersbegantotakeshape.AtaDecemberacultymeetingDeanSalkinaskedtheacultytoapprovethedisasterlawcliniceventhoughtherewasnoundinginplaceatthatmoment.Terewasnoundingyetbutourheroeswouldsoonsuracetransormingaplantoareality.TerstheroothestoryisouroLawBoardmemberCliRichnerwhomadethecalltoMartinOlinerthemayorothetownoLawrence-acommunityheavilyaectedbythehurricane.MartyisaBoardmemberoouroCollegeandasupportiveriendotheLawSchool.WithinanhourMartyhadmadea50000pledgetogettheclinicothegroundandpaidhalothatcommitmentbeforeDecember31.TesecondheroofthestoryisouroLawalumGrayceWigginsClassof1995.GraycecalledinlateDecemberandaskedishecouldhelpintroduceustotheRobinHoodFoundation.TeRobinHoodFoundationwasintheprocessoraisingseriousundsordisasterrelieinthewakeoSuperstormSandy.TeFoundationhasastronghistoryoffundingonlyinNewYorkCitywiththeonlyexceptiontothatpolicyfor911funding.AersomeintensediscussionsandadetailedandlengthyproposalwereceivedthegoodnewsthattheRobinHoodFoundationwouldundtheouroLawCenterclinic.InFebruarywereceivedan80000donation.Tenextchapterbeginswiththreeadditionalsignicantgis.TeLongIslandCommunityFoundationinaquickresponsetoaproposaltohelpundtheclinicmadeagrantof20000inearlyspring2013.WeareveryappreciativeoourriendsDavidOkornandthestaandBoardotheLongIslandCommunityFoundationortheiraithinoureorts.TeLongIslandUnitedWaythankstoTeresaRegnanteandBettyEberhartandarstratestaalsoquicklyrespondedtoouroutreachforhelpwitha25000giinthespringof2013.Tosefundswereallocatedtocontinuethedisasterlawhotlinewhichatthatpointwasfoodedwithcallsorhelpandstaedonlywithvolunteers.TankstothesupportotheLongIslandUnitedWaygrantwewereabletoprovideadditionalsupportorthehotlinewhichtothisdayhasreceivedmorethan1500callsfrompeopleandbusinessesinneed.TenalgiinthischaptercomesromtheRauchFoundation.PresidentNancyDouzinaswasquicktorecognizethatwecouldextendservicestotheSandyvictimsbycreatingaNationalLawStudentHurricaneDisasterNetwork.TeRauchFoundationgrantintheamountof40000fundedstatocoordinatevisitsromlawstudentsnationallyandcreateabestpracticesmanualoruseinothercommunitiesollowingadisaster.Followingthesegistheclinicwasullyoperationalandullyunded.Wewerequicklybecomingaxtureinthecommunityandtheleaderinthenon-protsectorindisasterrelielegalservices.Butwestillneededhelp.Wesawthatthenatureotheworkwaschangingandwouldrequiregreaterandmorelongtermresources.AgaintheRobinHoodFoundationwasahero.WeaskedandtheyquicklyrespondedbyawardingtheouroDisasterRelieClinicasecondgrantthistimefor75000.WearesoverygratefultothemortheaiththeyhaveshowninwhatwehavebeenabletoaccomplishinservingthepeopleoLongIslandthesupportandleadershipotheirvisionarystaenabledustoensureourdoorsstayedopentoservemorepeopleinneed.Temostrecentchapterothestorycamewitha700000NewYorkStateSocialServicesBlockGrantwhichwillenabletheclinictourtherservetheamiliesoLongIslandwiththeirinsuranceissuesFEMAissuesandthepossiblepursuitolitigation.TisgrantwillensuretheclinicremainsopenoratleasttwomoreyearsandwillenableouroLawtohireadditionalattorneystoworkwithourstudentsandprovidelegalservicesorthoseinneed.Teworkothecliniccontinuesasdoestheongoingneedorunding.Wearecurrentlyindiscussionswithotherundersincludingvariouslevelsogovernmentoradditionalundstobegintoaddressamyriadopublicpolicyissuesthathavearisenromthedisaster.Weremainincrediblyappreciativetoallothosewhohaveenabledustoraisemorethan1000000forDisasterReliefeorts.Allalongithasbeenthesupportoboardmembersalumniandriendswhohaveprovidedaccessandhelpedustosecureunding.Weremainsoveryappreciativetothosewhohavebeenwithusromthebeginningandweaskthatiyoucanjoinustohelpinanywaywiththisincrediblyimportantendeavorthatyouconsiderdoingso.TankyouLindaHowardWeissmanAssistantDeanoInstitutionalAdvancementlweissmantourolaw.edu631761-7061 WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU47AlumniSuccessTOUROALUMNIMAKINGADIFFERENCESTEVENC.SCHNITZER88PartnerCorporatePracticeatKattenMuchinRosenmanLLPWhetherhesnegotiatinganacquisitionoraprivateequityinvestmentorcoachinghisdaughterslacrosseteamStevenC.SchnitzerwhograduatedouroLawCenterin1988bringsthesamelevelofinspirationdedicationandanalyticalthinkingtothetaskathandandthathasservedhimextremelywellduringhis25yearsinpractice.AsapartnerandtheheadoKattenMuchinRosenmanLLPscorporatepracticeinWashingtonDCStevenhasmarriedhiskeenpassionorbusinesswithhispracticeothelaw.IwasalwaysinterestedinbusinessandknewrommyrstdaysinlawschoolthatIwantedtopracticecorporatelawhesaid.FollowinghisgraduationromouroStevenbeganworkattheWallStreetrmDebevoisePlimptonasacorporatenanceattorneyocusingprimarilyonprivateplacementsorlargeinstitutionalinvestorsandbigticketequipmentnancingsinboththepublicandprivatedebtmarkets.In1994hisamilymovedtoWashingtonD.C.wherehejoinedCrowellMoring.AtCrowellMoringStevenquicklyoundhimselhavingtoretrainasamergersandacquisitionslawyeronbehalolargedeensecontractorslikeLockheedMartinandGEC.TecorporategroupwasdoinglargerandlargertransactionsanditbecamecleartoSteventhatheneededtobeatarmwithamuchgreatersizedcorporategroupandmoredepthintheancillarypracticesthatsupportanMAtransaction.In2000StevenjoinedKattensDCoce.AtKattenStevenrepresentsadiversegroupopublicly-tradedandprivately-heldcompaniesprivateequityinvestorsstart-upsCEOsandotherseniorexecutivesandhigh-net-worthindividuals.Hispracticespansawiderangeoindustriesincludingcoalminingtechnologybanksandothernancialinstitutionschemicalsrenewableenergyretailandaviationamongothers.Heocusesonmergersandacquisitionscorporategovernanceprivateequityandgeneralcorporatenancing.IwentrombeingacorporatenancelawyerwithaspecialocusonleveragedleaseaircrafnancingsatDebevoisetobecomingamorebroad-basedcorporatelawyerrepresentingawiderangeoclientsthroughtheentireliecycleoacompanyromormationandearly-stagecapitalizationtostrategicgrowthbyadd-onacquisitionsandultimatelysale.Formethistswellwithmyinterestinlearninghowbusinessesoperatemakestrategicdecisionsgrowandreachtheendotheirliecyclebyconcludingwithasaleormergerheexplained.InordertobeaneectivenegotiatoronbehalohisclientsSteventriestogainagoodunderstandingoaclientsbusiness.GaininginsightintohowyourclientsbusinessworkscanbeextremelyvaluabletoyouasalawyerwhenitcomestimetonegotiatinganMAtransactionaprivateequityinvestmentorstructurednancingajointventureororthatmatteralmostanytransaction.Italsohelpswhenitcomestimetothinkcreativelyaboutsolvingstructuringproblemsonadealhenoted.Onethingaboutbeingacorporatelawyerisyouneverstoplearning.InmanyrespectsyoureducationjustmovedromthetraditionalclassroomtoyouroceStevenremainsconnectedtoourobykeepingintouchwithitsleadershipteamandheisquicktomentionthattheacultymakesthedierence.Ivaluedthequalityoalltheproessorsatouro.ManyomyproessorshadameaningulimpactonmeandIrememberwithondnesssomeomyafer-classchatswithmyproessorsandwithDeanGlickstein.Stevenhaspracticedsolelyinalargelawrmsettingsohisadvicetoyounglawyersisspecictothatbackdrop.Herecommendsthatyounglawyersgraduatingromourotrytodetermineearlyonhowyoucanberelevanttoyourrmandyourclientsandtodevelopskillsthataretranserablewithinthepracticeolaw.Dontbearaidtoaskquestionsbutbethoughtulasyouapproachpartnersandseniorattorneysorguidancebydemonstratingyouhaveatleastgivensomethoughttotheissueandhavesomepotentialsolutionseveniyouthinktheymaynotbecorrect.Healsoencouragesjuniorlawyerstocultivatetheirclientdevelopmentskillsearlyonintheircareerbecausethosejuniorbusinesspeopleandin-housecounselwithwhomyouworkwillonedaygrowuptobecomeCEOsCFOsandgeneralcounselsandyoudliketobeinapositiontogrowwiththemastheircounselandastheymovehigherwithintheirorganizationortransitiontootherorganizations.Successcomeswithsomesacriceincludingworkingverylatehourswheninthethroesoorchestratingadeal.Tereisjustnowaytogetarounddoingsowhenyouspendalldayonthephonenegotiatingandhavetoturnarounddocumentsbymorninghesaid.Hiscareerhasbeengratiyingthough.AlthoughmostomyclientshavebeenlargecorporateenterprisesorprivateequityinvestorsIhavehadthegoodortuneorepresentingsomeseniorexecutivesandhigh-net-worthindividualsintheirprivatetransactions.TepersonalandbusinessrelationshipswiththeseindividualshavebeensomeothemostrewardingexperiencesIhavehadsinceIstartedpracticingin1988.NOTEJustbeforegoingtopressStevenSchnitzerannouncedthathewasleavingKattenandhastakenapositionasSeniorVicePresidentGeneralCounselandSecretaryofLightfootCapitalinNewYorkCity.Wewishhimwellinhisnewjob. 48THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014ALUMNISUCCESSRALPHWINNIE99DirectorofGlobalBusinessDevelopmentTheEurasiaCenterRalphWinnieredenesthewordperipateticashetravelstheglobeinhisquesttobuildbetterrelationshipsorhiscountryaswellasorhisclients.MyconductmypresentationrefectsontheU.S.hesaysashetriestoexplainwhyhisextensiveworkininternationaltraderelationshasrelevancebeyonditseconomicimplications.is1999graduateofeLawCenterisdeeplycommittedtohisworkasVicePresidentoBusinessDevelopmentorTeEurasiaCenteraswellasDirectoroTeEurasianBusinessCoalitionsChinaProgram.Tisisnotasurprisingcareeroranattorneywhowasromtheverybeginningocusedoninternationalwork.BornandraisedinHawaiiRalphcompletedhisundergraduateworkinCaliorniaandeventuallyheadedeasttobeginlawschool.HetranserredtoouroLawCenterwhenhelearnedabouttheInternationalLawProgram.ImmediatelyimpressedwiththecaliberotheacultyandtheirpersonalinterestineachstudentRalphimmersedhimselintheAsiaPacicLawStudentAssociationandtheInternationalLawSociety.HewasastaeditorotheInternationalLawReviewandwasoeredapositionontheTouroLawReview.HetookhissummertermsinIndiatheUKandMoscowandreceivedhisJDmagnacumlaude.RalphcreditsDeanHowardGlicksteinwithencouraginghimthroughouthisearlycareer.RalphwastherstouroLawstudentromthestateoHawaiiandcommentsrequentlythatDeanGlicksteinandothermembersotheacultywereparticularlywelcomingandencouraging.ArmedwithasolidacademicrecordandrecommendationsromtheDeanhemovedtoWashingtonD.C.wherehepursuedanLL.MinaxationromGeorgetownUniversityLawCenterandpublishedadenitivearticleonaxationoInternationalAthleteswhichappearedinTaxNotesInternational.odayRalphndshimselinthebusinessoreachingouttopublicocialsintheU.S.andthroughouttheworldinaneorttobuildunderstandingandbridgeculturalgapssothattraderelationscanthrive.In2006hewasappointedbytheProvincialGovernmentoGuangxiProvinceasBusinessDevelopmentRepresentativeforNorthAmericawhichgavehimtheopportunitytobecomedeeplyimmersedintheworkobuildingU.S.Chinabusinesspartnerships.Ireallylikeengagingwithpeoplehestatesexplainingthattheopportunitytointeractatthehighestlevelsogovernmenthasbeenanimportantpartohiswork.FormingrelationshipsisintegraltodoingbusinessinChina.TeChinesepeoplewanttoeelcomortablewithyoutheywanttodeveloppersonaltrustrstandthecontractscanfowromthat.Terstmeetingiskey.ForgingthoserelationshipshasgivenhimtheopportunitytoworkwithocialsthroughoutChinaandeventhroughouttheworld.Ralphisnowarecognizedexpertininternationalbusinessdevelopment.AmongotherhighlevelmeetingshehadtheopportunitytoengagewiththePresidentofMongoliaTsakhiagiinElbegdorjin2011whenhecametoWashingtonD.C.tomeetwithPresidentBarackObama.InMayRalphwasinvitedtotraveltoBakuAzerbaijantoparticipateintheUS-AzerbaijanConventionalongwithsuchnotablespeakersasormerCongressmanMichaelMcMahonDavidPloueandPaulWolfowitz.In2012heewtoTashkentasamemberotheU.S.delegationtoanInternationalConerenceonTeRoleandImportanceoSmallBusinessandEntrepreneurshipintheImplementationoSocio-EconomicPolicyintheRepublicoUzbekistansponsoredbytheGovernmentotheRepublicoUzbekistan.HeappearsregularlyonCCVChineseCentralelevisionandVoiceoAmericaandhehaspublishedseveralarticlesintheWashingtonPostrelatingtoeconomicdevelopmentandtradewithChinaandRussia.Heisawell-knownspeakerandhaspresentedattheWoodrowWilsonInstituteColumbiaUniversityandTeWorldBank.Askedtospeculateonhisutureheoeredawideranginglistopossibilitiesbuttheyallrelatedtohisworkethicandhistrainingasalawyer.Itteachesyoutothinkcriticallyandanalytically.Itgivesyouanopportunitytoengageataveryhighlevelandpeoplerespectyourcredentials.Italsohelpsiyouarelikethisormerhighschoolwrestlerwholearnedromthesporthowtobeateamplayerandhowtosetgoalsandworktowardsthem.Inevergiveup.Iworkhard.Iwillovercomeanychallenge.Itteachesyoutothinkcriticallyandanalytically.Itgivesyouanopportunitytoengageataveryhighlevelandpeoplerespectyourcredentials.-RalphWinnie WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU49ALUMNISUCCESSMELANIEHENDRY94USAttorneyCivilDivisionoftheEasternDistrictAssetForfeitureDivisionMelanieHendryanewly-mintedNovember2012USAttorneyintheCivilDivisionoftheEasternDistrictAssetForfeitureDivisionisareallyhappyinhernewposition.IgotmydreamjobshesayscontentedlydescribingthepaththatgothertoexactlywhereshewantedtobestandinginfrontofajudgeandsayingIamhereonbehalfoftheUnitedStatesofAmerica.MelaniegraduatedfromTouroLawin1994.Whileshedoesacknowledgethatsheenteredabituncertainofwhatshewantedtodowithinthelawsheknewthatlitigationwasinherfuture.ThatstheonlykindoflawyerIeverwantedtobe.Thattomewaswhatalawyerwasalitigator.Tothatendshepreparedherselfbyparticipatinginallfacetsoflawschoollife.AnoutstandingstudentsheservedasaninternintheSuffolkCountyDistrictAttorneysOfficeandalsoinNassauCountyFamilyCourt.InherfinalyearsheworkedasaninternatthefirmofMeyerSuozzi.ShewasEditorinChiefoftheLawReview.ButitwasherElderLawclinictrainingthatwasperhapsthemostsignificantexperienceofherlawschoolcareer.Herclinicexposuremadethedifferenceforherconfirmingthatthepaceandexcitementoflitigationwasthecareerpathshewanted.IusedlawschooltoexplorebutIknewthatIwantedtobealitigatorIlovelitigation.WhileinterningatMeyerSuozzishereceivedtheofferofapermanentposition.Sheworkedthereasacommerciallitigatorandspenttenyearsatthefirm.ButtheopportunitytoworktoworkintheUSAttorneysofficewasadeeplyheldambition.ShelandedinBrooklyninNovemberandisthrivingontheexperience.Youreencouragedtoworkhardandtherearesomanyopportunitiesforprofessionalgrowth.Melaniestillstaysintouchwithafewofherprofessorsandhasstrongtiestothelawschool.SheisactiveintheNewYorkStateBarAssociationCouncilonMinoritiesandtheProfessionandhelpedplanandparticipateintheYouthLawDayatTouro.YouthLawDaybroughtstudentsfromCentralIslipandBrentwoodtotheLawschooltomeetfacultyandalumniattenddemonstrationclassesandbecomeacquaintedwithlawstudentsandattorneyswhocamefrombackgroundssimilartotheirown.Shelovedtheprogramandseesitasavaluabletoolforintroducingminoritiestotheprofession.Melanieslawfirmexperiencetaughtheralotshesaysbutshebegantofeelthatshewantedtheexcitementshediscoveredinhercurrentwork.IlovetheveryfastpaceandworkingamongsomeofthemostwellrespectedlitigatorsinthefieldLikewesaidshesaveryaveryhappywoman.Itsreallynicetobeabletolovewhatyoudo.Itsreallynicetobeabletolovewhatyoudo.-MelanieHendryIgotmydreamjob...ThatstheonlykindoflawyerIeverwantedtobe.Thattomewaswhatalawyerwasalitigator.-MelanieHendry 50THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014JEFFREYSTARR86SEVPGeneralCounselBankUnitedAfercompletinglawschoolnewlygraduatedcounselorsareeagertosettheircareerpathablazebutouroalumJereyStarrclassof1986oerssageadvicetoyounglawyerstodayAcareerisamarathonandnotasprint.Tejourneywilltakemanyturnsoeringnumerousopportunitiestotakedierentpaths.Bepatient.JereySeniorExecutiveVicePresidentandGeneralCounselofBankUnitedN.A.knowsthetruthulnessothissentimentrompersonalexperience.WhileattendinglawschoolmygoalwastobearealestatelawyerinNewYork.ButmyrstjoboerwasintheCaliorniaoceothelaborlitigationdepartmentoaverylargerm.Idecidedthattheopportunitiescomingoutobeingapartothisrmweretoovasttopassup.LeveragingsuchopportunitiesconstantnetworkingandembracingeveryoccasiontolearnromclientsandcolleagueshaveledJereytoathrivingcareerspanningnearlythreedecades.FollowinghisgraduationromTouroin19XXheheadedtoCalifornia.Hetransitionedtotheeldobankinglawin1992whenhejoinedasmallLongIsland-basedrmwhereheprovidedlegalrepresentationtoNorthForkBankinavarietyoareas.AferveyearsJereyexperiencedwhatheconsidersthemostsignicanteventthatacceleratedmycareerpath.TeCEOofNorthForkBankJohnKanassharedwithhimthattheBankrequireditsowndesignatedin-housecounselbecauseoitsgrowthandthatJereywastheidealcandidateortheposition.AlthoughIwasonly36atthetimeJohnandhisseniormanagementteambelievedthatIwastherightpersonorthejobJereysaid.PropelledbythisdeepvoteocondenceJereybecameGeneralCounselofNorthForkBankin1997apositionheheldthrough2006whentheBankwassoldtoCapitalOne.HestayedonwithCapitalOneforthreeyearsandin2009herejoinedJohnKanasinhiscurrentroleastheGeneralCounseloBankUnited.Everyindustrypresentsitschallenges.InbankingJereyisacedwithnavigatingtheever-changingregulatorylandscapeandhemuststayabreastonewrameworkthatsimplemented.Whathelikesmostabouthiscareeraretheoccasionstoconstantlycultivatehisoundationoknowledge.IhavebeenortunatetobeassociatedwithsomeothebrightestpeopleinmyindustryandIalwayslooktogainmoreknowledgeduringmyinteractionswiththeseindividualshesaid.Oneothebestwaystobolsterthisknowledgebaseistobeinquisitiveaskquestionsanddigdeeper.Tekeytogivingproperadviceistomakesureyouhavealltherelevantactsandcircumstancesnotjusttheonetheclientbelievesarerelevant.SeveralomyproessorsatouroLawweremastersatteachingthisgenerallessonJereyremarked.Teywouldhavetheclassanalyzeaseriesoeventsandthendrawaconclusionbasedonthelawwehadjustlearnedhecontinued.Whilewewereponderinghowproudwewereoourselvesorbeingsosmarttheproessorwouldaskustoconsideranadditionalactowhichwewerepreviouslyunaware.Tatoneactwouldchangeourentireconclusion.Tentheproessorwouldaddanotheractandwewouldcometoyetadierentconclusion.Tepatternwouldcontinueteachingusallaninvaluablelesson.AninvaluablelessonindeedJereyappliesthismindsetoconstantcuriosityandprooundquestioningsohecaneectivelyexamineasituationandprovidethebestcounsel.IhavealwayspridedmyselonmyabilitytoassessasituationandmakeasounddecisionandmycurrentroleatBankUnitedprovidesplentyoopportunityormetoutilizethoseskills.DespitehisbusyworkscheduleandweeklycommutesbetweenMiamiandLongIslandBankUnitedhas99branchesinFloridaandveinNewYorkJereyremainsconnectedtoouromostnotablyasamemberoitsBoardoGovernors.WhenhetranserredtoouroLawinhissecondyearolawschoolhewasinstantlyimpressedwiththeacultyandadministrationsdistinctandcohesivevisionortheschool.ImaintainmyaliationwiththeschoolbecauseIseethatsamededicationandcommitmenttodayromthecurrentacultyandadministrationanditsenergizingtobeapartoit.WhenJereygraduatedourohecouldnthaveanticipatedthat21outofhis27yearsinpracticethusfarwouldvebeenspentasanin-housebankattorney.Buttheopportunitiesaroseandhewelcomedeachonewiththesamedriveandinspirationorsuccessandhecontinuestoheedhisownadvicethataulllingcareerisindeedamarathonandajourneytobesavoredalongtheway.Acareerisamarathonandnotasprint.Thejourneywilltakemanyturns...-JeffreyStarrALUMNISUCCESS WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU51ALUMNISUCCESSLISAPELLEGRINI95AssistantDistrictAttorneyADAAlleghenyCountyPAWhenLisaPellegrinicompletedherMBAProgramatPaceUniversitysheimmediatelybeganajobsearch.Butshehadsometimeonherhandssoshealsobegantowatchatelevisedmurdertrial.ShewascompletelymesmerizedbythetrialsensingimmediatelythatIknewthisiswhatIwasmeanttodo.Sheenrolledatouroandromthebeginningwasocusedonhergoal.IwenttolawschooltobeaprosecutorsaysthecurrentheadotheHomicideUnitintheOceotheAlleghenyCountyDistrictAttorney.TesummerollowingherrstyearsheinternedintheNassauCountyDistrictAttorneysOceworkinginthesexcrimesunit.AttheendohersecondyearinlawschoolshewasawardedthePublicInterestFellowshipandchosetheSuolkCountyDAsoceworkingwithdomesticviolenceandchildabusecases.ShecontinuedinthatoceuntilshelefLongIslandtoreturntohernativePittsburgh.InPittsburghsheagainjoinedtheDistrictAttorneysoceandbeganinthegeneraltrialunitwhereworkwasanythingbutdull.InadditiontoprosecutingrobberiesandotherviolentcrimesshealsowonanationalawardoraRICOprosecution.By2000shemetherdestinyandshejoinedtheHomicideUnitastherstemaleprosecutorintheunit.InMarchothisyearshewasnamedheadotheunitsupervisingastaoullandparttimeattorneyssomeowhomareactiveinotherunitsandwhobringtheirownexpertisetohomicidetrials.Wealwaystrytobringinothersitsverymuchateamapproachinthisoce.Tepositionislledwithproessionalandpersonalchallenges.AlleghenyCountyhasalreadyseen71homicidesthisyearandbecauseherocemustapproveeverysearchwarrantandeveryarrestwarrantinthecountysheisalwaysoncall.Murderreallyisntninetove.ButsheisdeterminedtodoherbestorvictimsadmittingSometimesitsveryhardtogetjusticeoreveryone.Inhercurrentroleshedealswithsomeothemosthardenedcriminalsinthecity.IhaveprosecutedsomeothebiggestgangsinPittsburghshesayscalmly.Acknowledgingthatwitnessintimidationisanenormousproblemasitisinmostmajorcitiessheadmitsthatbuildingcasesmaybeherbiggestchallenge.Criminalsaregettingmoresophisticatedintheusesosocialmediatointimidatewitnessestooandthatisaddingtotheproblem.Ocoursethemethodologyoprosecutionhaschangedenormouslytoo.Tatrstmurdertrialshewatchedasacivilian.Teprosecutiondependeduponbloodanalysistobuildthecase.odayasanyonewhohasaVcantellyouitsallaboutDNAandotherforensicevidence.Lisaadmitsthatsheisascinatedbythesciencebehindherjobbutadmitsthatthepublicsamiliaritywithitcanbeadisadvantage.YoudontalwaysgetthatbluelinelikeyouseeonVshesaysandjurieswanttoknowiyoudonthavetesting.Itsimportanttoeducatejuriesaboutisrealisticaboutthescience.Myjobistoexplainwhenitthetestingisgoingtoleadtoresults.LisaPellegrinilandedexactlywheresheplannedtolandwhensheenteredlawschool.ShecreditsouroLawwithstrengtheninghercommitmenttopublicinterest.ouroLawinstillsasenseoresponsibilityyouareencouragedtotaketheroadlesstraveled.Tereisnoargumentthatshedidthat.Sowhileothersmightndhercareerpathunusualshedoesnot.SheisnotatallsurprisedtondherselprosecutingamotherwhodrownedhersonoutovengeanceorstaringdownthemurdererothreePittsburghpoliceocers.SheiscurrentlypreparingacaseagainstUniversityoPittsburghproessorwhopoisonedhiswie.ItisaarcryromherundergraduatedaysasahighschoolcheerleaderbutasshesaysIspeakorthevictim.Andshewouldnthaveitanyotherway.IknewthisiswhatIwasmeanttodo...Ispeakforthevictim.Andshewouldnthaveitanyotherway.-LisaPellegrini 52THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014HAROLDABRAMSONProfessorofLawPresentationsPresentedonmediationrepresentationinaprogramsponsoredbytheNevadaBarAssociation.epanelincludedamemberotheNevadaSupremeCourt.SolepresenteroahaldayprogramonmediationadvocacyorthedisputeresolutionprogramatDePaulLawSchool.eam-taughtatwodaycourseonmediationrepresentationtothemembersotheADRClubatTomasJeersonSchooloLaw.AttheannualABASectionoDisputeResolutionConerenceinChicagopresentedonteachingmediationrepresentationataplenarysessionorlegaleducatorsandpresentedonapanelthatexamineddierentglobalapproachestoobligatingpartiestoparticipateingoodaith.eam-taughtmediationadvocacyattheUniversityoNice.Co-facilitatedatwodayacultyretreatatanotherlawschoolortheAALS.PublicationsTispastsummerpublishedthethirdeditionoMediationRepresentationalongwithacomprehensiveteachersmanual.TisneweditionotheleadingtextonthesubjectwaspublishedbyAspenandisoneothersttextbookstobepublishedwithvideo-basedquestionsintegratedthroughoutthetext.ProfessionalActivitiesFABIOARCILAJR.ProfessorofLawAssociateDeanofResearchScholarshipPublicationsHepublishedGPSrackingOutoFourthAmendmentDeadEndsUnitedStatesv.JonesandTeKatzConundrum91NCLawReview12012aswellasLawofPoliceSearchesortheSpringerEncyclopediaofCriminologyandCriminalJustice2013.ProfessionalActivitiesNamedinauguralAssociateDeanforResearchScholarshipin2012.ServedasamemberoanIMIaskForceonCertiyingMediationAdvocates.TeIMIInternationalMediationInstituteisaninternationalorganizationbasedintheTeHague.Intheallhewasinvitedtoanddidvisitfull-timeatUNLVinLasVegastoteachinitsdisputeresolutionprogram.HonorsSelectedagainorInternationalWhosWhooCommercialMediation.FacultyNotesARECAPOFFACULTYPUBLICATIONSPRESENTATIONSANDACCOLADESWILLIAMM.BROOKSProfessorofLawDirectoroftheCivilRightsLitigationClinicPresentationSpokeattheannualconerenceotheNationalAssociationofRightsProtectionandAdvocacyanadvocacyorganizationorpeoplewithmentalillness.HistopicwasSection504oftheRehabilitationActasMechanismtoAddressWrongulCivilCommitment.ProfessionalActivitiesHelitigatedMaryJoC.v.NewYorkStateandRetirementSystem707F.3d1442dCir.2013inwhichtheSecondCircuitheldthatMARIANNEARTUSIOProfessorofLawProfessionalActivitiesServedasInternationalExpertintheSummereachingInstituteinVietnam.Spokeatthe2012AnnualConerenceotheSocietyonAgingotheStateoNYonNewDevelopmentsintheLawtoProtecttheElderly.NamedDirectorofTourosAgingandLongevityLawInstitute.SARAHADAMS-SCHOENAssistantProfessorofLegalProcessDirectorLandUseSustainableDevelopmentLawInstitutePublicationsShewroteanarticleonlearningtheorythatexaminestheapplicationtolegaleducationopsychologicalresearchontheoriesointelligencealsoknownasMindsetswhichwillbepublishedinVolume19ofLegalWritingTeJournaloftheLegalWritingInstitute.ProfessionalActivitiesProessorAdams-SchoenwasnamedtheinauguralDirectoroouroLawCentersInstituteorLandUseSustainableDevelopmentLaw.ShedebatedUniversityofNorthCarolinaProessorJohnKunichinadebateonFreeMarketEnvironmentalismsponsoredbytheEnvironmentalLawandFederalistSocieties.Sheparticipatedinthe2013LawEconomicsCenterWorkshoporLawProessorsonPublicChoiceEconomics.ProessorAdams-SchoenpresentedonWowTatsaLotoRedInkeachingLawStudentstoRespondEectivelytotheInevitableSetbacksoMovingfromNovicetoMasteraspartoapanelpresentationonprovidingormativeassessmenttolawstudentsattheEmpireStateLegalWritingConerence.Shealsodrafedanappellatebrieoranindigentclient.AlongwithProessorRodgerCitronProessorAdams-Schoenwasnamedtheco-editor-in-chiefoftheNewYorkBarAssociationpublicationMunicipalLawyer.Shewasalsonamedappointedasanassociateeditororthepeer-reviewedlawjournalLegalCommunicationRhetoricJALWD. WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU53FACULTYNOTESRODGERCITRONProfessorofLawPublicationsProessorCitronpublishedtheollowinglawreviewarticlesALieintheLawAnInterviewwithDrewDayswhichwaspublishedonlineintheTouroLawReviewinJuly2013andPersecutionthroughProsecutionRevisitingouroLawCentersConerenceinParisontheAlredDreyusAairandtheLeoFrankTrial29TouroL.Rev.12013whichprovidedanintroductiontoarticlesromtheLawCentersconerencePETERDAVISProfessorofLawPublicationProessorPeterDavispublishedanop-edpieceAboutthatgoodguywithagunargumentintheNationalLawJournalonMarch252013.DANIELDERBYProfessorofLawProfessionalActivityAsdirectoroouroLawCenterssummerlawprograminVietnamProessorDerbymetwithocialsothreedierentuniversitiesinbothVietnamandCambodiaregardingpotentialmodesouturecooperationwithouroLawCenteranditsSummerAbroadProgramin2015andinyearstocome.JOANFOLEYAssociateProfessorofLawPresentationsPresenterIntroducingCollaborativeWritingtoFirst-YearLawStudentsEmpireStateLegalWritingConerenceAlbanyNYApril202013.Co-PresenteralongwithProessorsDebbieLaninandAnnNowakPerspectivesinLegalWritingFromtheNewsroomandCourtroomtotheClassroomRockyMountainLegalWritingConferenceBoulderCO2013.JACKGRAVESProfessorofLawPresentationsApplyingInternationalSalesLawAssessingtheGravityoaBreachoContractpresentedatInternationalArbitrationinStudyandPracticeHow-osorExcellingintheVisMootandodaysInternationalCommercialArbitrationWorldheldinNewYorkCityOctober262012.ServedasmoderatoroapanelattheVillanovaLawReviewSymposiumAssessingtheCISGandOtherInternationalEndeavorstoUniyInternationalContractLawheldatVillanovaUniversitySchooloLawonJanuary182013.Re-ImaginingLegalEducationASpecifcProposalforaNewModelacolloquiumpresentedtotheouroLawCenterfacultyinFebruary2013.PublicationsProessorGravespublishedtheollowingarticlesCourtLitigationoverArbitrationAgreementsIsitTimeforaNewDefaultRule23AM.Rev.ofIntlarb.1132012.eABCsoftheCISGABAPublications2013anoverviewotheCISGorgeneralbusinesslawyers.PenaltyClausesasRemediesExploringComparativeApproachestoEnforceability29TouroLawReview6812013publishedaspartoacontractssymposiumheldinNetanyaIsrael.AnEssayonRebuildingandRenewalinAmericanLegalEducation29TouroLawReview.3752013.AMoreCostEectiveModelorLegalEducationNewYorkStateBarAssociationJournalSeptember2013publishedaspartoaspecialissueontheutureolegaleducationandadmissiontothebar.anaccommodationundertheAmericanswithDisabilitiesActthatrequiresawaiveroastatelawmaybereasonable.HealsoarguedbeoretheSecondCircuitacasethatraisestheissuesowhether1civilcommitmentataprivatehospitalconstitutesstateactionand2Section504otheRehabilitationActcanbeusedtoseekdamagesorawrongulcivilcommitment.HealsoarguedMaryK.v.Levy2013WL44371632d.Dept.Aug.212013inwhichtheAppellateDivisionheldthattheplaintisetorthacauseoactionwhensheallegedthataSuolkCountylawthatprohibitingsexoendersromlivingwithinmileromparkswaspreemptedbystatelaw.inParisinthesummero2011.HealsowrotethreeshortarticlesortheonlinepublicationJustiawww.verdict.justia.comin2013.ProfessionalActivityProessorCitronwasappointedreasurerotheAALSsectiononLawandHumanitiesnamedco-editorotheMunicipalLawnewsletteraNewYorkStateBarAssociationpublicationandparticipatedinapanelsessionontheJereyMacDonaldcaseatouroLawCenterinthespringof2013.HealsopresentedonTeLawandLiteratureotheRosenbergsCaseatpanelsessionsheldattheAALSannualmeetinginJanuary2013andtheLawandSocietyConerenceinMay2013. 54THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014FACULTYNOTESDESERIEEKENNEDYProfessorofLawPresentationsShespokeasaco-panelistworkshopleaderattheAppliedFeminismHowFeministLegalTeoryisChangingtheLawconerenceheldattheUniversityoBaltimoreSchooloLawinMarch2013.epresentationwasentitledFeministLawyeringandeachingUncontestedDivorcesACaseStudyDiscussion.ProessorKennedywasalsoaco-panelistattheSocietyoAmericanLaweacherseachingConerenceoneachingSocialJusticeExpandingAccesstoJusticeTeRoleoLegalEducationandtheLegalProessionUniversityoMarylandSchoolofLawOctober2012.epanelwasentitledCreatinganEectiveMarriageoAccesstoJusticeandSocialJusticePedagogyTroughDivorceRepresentationACaseStudyandDiscussion.ShewasaguestspeakeronthetopicoRiskAssessmentsCulturalCompetenceataSuolkCountyWomeninCourtslunchduringDomesticViolenceAwarenessMonthinOctober2012.PublicationsShehasbeenselectedasoneothenewco-authorsothethirdeditionothetwovolumetreatiseNewYorkLawofDomesticViolencealongwithProessorMelissaBregeroAlbanyLawSchoolpracticingNewYorkattorneyJillZuccardyandJudgeLeeElkins.TetreatiseisaReuters-Tomson-Westpublicationandtheeditionisorthcoming.ProfessionalActivitiesProessorKennedycontinuestoserveasamemberotheboardoftheNassauCountyCoalitionAgainstDomesticViolenceandisamemberotheTeodoreRooseveltAmericanInnofCourtsofNassauCountyservingastheacultyliaison.RICHARDD.KLEINBruceK.GouldDistinguishedProfessorofLawExpertiseProessorKleinwasquotedasanexpertincriminallawinU.S.A.odayNewsdayChannel12NewsLongIslandBusinessNewsandinsyndicatednewsstoriesthroughoutthecountry.HewasinterviewedinatwentyveminutesegmentdealingwithRapeReormontheedCorlissNewsHour.ProfessionalActivitiesProessorKleinwaselectedinJanuarytotheExecutiveCommitteeandasthereasurerotheInternationalHumanRightsSectionotheAssociationoAmericanLawSchools.HewasappointedbytheChairotheAmericanBarAssociationsSectiononCriminalJusticetoserveontheollowingCommitteesTeDeenseFunctionCommitteetheRacialandEthnicJusticeandDiversityCommitteeandtheEthicsGideonandProessionalismCommittee.PresentationsProessorKleinwasapanelmemberattheUniversityoMarylandLawSchoolsspecialprogramonPleaBargainingtheSixthAmendmentandJudicialEthics.HewasapanelistattheAnnualRobertCoverProgramotheSocietyoAmericanLaweachersattheAssociationoAmericanLawSchoolsAnnualMeetinganalyzingGideonFiyYearsLater.HegaveapresentationonSupremeCourtcasesdealingwithhabeascorpuseectiveassistanceocounselduringpleabargainingandabandonmentocounselsclientduringthepost-convictionphaseinacasewherethedeendanthadreceivedthedeathpenaltyattheAnnualSupremeCourtReviewheldatouroLaw.PublicationsProessorKleinauthoredTeRoleofDefenseCounselinAssuringaFairJusticeSysteminTeChampionthemagazineotheNationalAssociationofCriminalDeenseLawyers.HealsoauthoredACriminalQuartetTeSupremeCourtsResolutionofFourCriticalIssuesintheCriminalJusticeSystemwhichwaspublishedintheouroLawReview.HisworkcontinuestobecitedinthemajorlawschooltextsdealingwithCriminalLawandCriminalProceduretheALRCommentariesdealingwithRighttoCounselandinmanylawreviewandbarassociationarticlesconcerningtheSixthAmendment.EILEENKAUFMANProfessorofLawPresentationsSheparticipatedinapanelentitledMultiplicityoPerspectivesontheWaronerroreachingSocialJusticeintheAfermathof911.ShealsodeliveredalectureatourosannualSupremeCourtconerence.TesubjectwastheSupremeCourtsFirstAmendmentcasesinthe2011term.PublicationsDeerenceorAbdicationAComparisonotheSupremeCourtsoIsraelandtheUnitedStatesinCasesInvolvingRealorPerceivedTreatstoNationalSecurity12WashingtonUniversityGlobalLawStudies952013FirstAmendmentCasesinthe2011TermtoappearinouroLawReviewonline2013.ProfessionalActivitiesServesasco-chairotheNYStateBarAssociationCommitteeonLegalEducationandAdmissionstotheBar.Sheco-editedtheSeptember2013editionoftheNewYorkStateBarAssociationJournalentitledTeFutureoLegalEducationandAdmissiontotheBar.ShealsoservesonSALsAdvisoryCommitteeandonitsIssuesinLegalEducationCommittee.HonorsJoinedtheBoardotheibetJusticeCenterandwaselectedClassProessoror2013.ShealsoreceivedTourosPublicInterestAwardin2013. WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU55FACULTYNOTESANNNOWAKDirectoroftheWritingCenterPresentationsPresentedIsPoleDancingArtisticExpressioneachingLawStudentstoWriteEfectivePublicPolicyArgumentsattheSoutheastRegionalLegalWritingConerenceattheSavannahLawSchool.PresentedExpelledontheEveoGraduationWhyLawyersShouldWriteLikeJournalistsatthe2013AppliedLegalStorytellingConerenceatTeCityLawSchoolCityUniversityLondonEngland.PresentedFactSelectionandOrganizationLegalWritingLessonslearnedromJournalismattheNewEnglandLegalWritingConerenceattheUniversityoMassachusettsSchooloLaw.ogetherwithouroLawProessorsJoanFoleyandDebbieLaninpresentedPerspectivesinWritingFromtheNewsroomandCourtroomtotheClassroomatthe2013RockyMountainLegalWritingConerenceattheUniversityoColoradoLawSchool.PublicationsHerarticleApplyingMathematicalSetTeorytoStatutoryConstructionoMunicipalSignLawswasselectedorpublicationintheMunicipalLawyer.HerarticleComparativeScholarshipShouldLawStudentsServeasGatekeepersortheAcademywasselectedorpublicationinEuropeanAcademicResearch.DEBBIELANINAssistantProfessorofLegalProcessPresentationDebbieLaninpresentedPerspectivesinWritingFromtheNewsroomandCourtroomtotheClassroomatthe13thAnnualRockyMountainLegalWritingConerencealongwithellowcolleaguesJoanFoleyandAnnNowak.LEOND.LAZERProfessorofLawProfessionalActivitiesChairedninemeetingsandtheissueofthe2013fourvolumesetochargesandtreatisematerialothePatternJuryInstructionsCommitteeotheAssociationoJusticesotheSupremeCourtoftheStateofNY.ModeratedannualSupremeCourtConerenceatouroLawonOctober262012andpresentedthreeothecasesromtheSupremeCourt2012-2013term.ParticipantandpresenteratSufolkCourtBarAssociationCLEprograminJanuary.ProfessionalHonorsMemberoAcademicPolicyCommittee.NamedtotheAdvisoryBoardoInstituteonLandUseandSustainableDevelopmentLaw.MEREDITHR.MILLERProfessorofLawPresentationsParticipatedintheSoutheasternLawScholarsconerenceatCharlestonSchooloLawandthe8thAnnualConerenceonContractLawatexasWesleyanSchooloLawshepresentedoncorporatecodesoconductandworkingconditionsatactoriesosupplierstotransnationalcorporations.ShemadeamoredevelopedversionothatpresentationatWestVirginiaUniversitySchooloLaw.TearticlewillbepublishedasachapterinabooktobepublishedbyCambridgeUniversityPress.PublicationsHerarticlePartySophisticationandValuePluralisminContractwaspublishedinVolume29oftheTouroLawReview.HonorsVotedBestProfessorforthe2012-2013academicyear.ProfessionalActivityViceChairotheJudiciaryCommitteeoLeGaLtheLGBBarAssociationofGreaterNewYorkandwasrecentlyelectedtoLeGaLsboardodirectors.HEATHERMELNIKERProfessorofLawPresentationogetherwithProessorMichelleZakarinpresentedransitioningromaQuestionoFacttoLYNNEKRAMERProfessorofLawProfessionalActivitiesNamedasaSuperLawyerReappointedaschairotheSufolkCountyBarassociationScholarshipCommittee.ReappointedasChairofTeNationalJewishSportsHalloFameandMuseum.ReappointedtotheBoardoTeSufolkCountyBarAssociationCharitableFoundation.Re-electedtotheBoardoftheSuolkYJCCElectedPresidentotheBoardoVIBSVictimsInormationBureauoSufolkCounty.aQuestionoLawattheEmpireStateLegalWritingConerencehostedbyAlbanyLawSchoolinApril. 56THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014FACULTYNOTESBENJAMINRAJOTTEVisitingProfessorofLawDirectorDisasterReliefClinicPublicationsQuotedinseveralpublicationsnationwideasanexpertondisasterrelieinthewakeoHurricaneSandy.ProfessionalActivitiesLaunchedtheDisasterRelieBlog.HeadstheLongIslandDisasterRelienetworkonon-proftsworkingwithSuperstormSandyvictims.LEIFRUBINSTEINProfessorofLawActingDirectorofClinicalProgramsPresentationProessorLeiRubinsteinhasattendedtheAnnualAALSClinicalConerenceandparticipatedasaworkshopleader.ProfessionalHonorsProessorRubinsteinwaselectedCo-ChairotheouroGraduateFacultyCouncil.HewasalsorecentlyappointedasActingDirectoroClinicalProgramsatouroLawCenter.HARRYREICHERProfessorofLawScholar-in-ResidenceattheInstituteforHolocaustLawandInternationalHumanRightsPresentationsProessorReicherhasdeliverednumerousspeechesaddressesandlecturesontheHolocaustdiscriminationtheNurembergrialsandhumanrights.Hehasappearedatvariouscollegesanduniversitiesthroughoutthecountry.PublicationsContinuedworkonbooktobepublishedbyOxordUniversityLAWRENCERAFULProfessorofLawDirectorofExternshipProgramsPresentationsConductedaCLEorFirstAmericanitleInsuranceCompany.SpokeatNYStateBarAssociationCLEProgramonLegalEthics2013ProfessionalHonorsAppointedtoMYadLYadBoardoAdvisors.AppointedChairotheouroCollegeInstitutionalReviewBoard20132016.AppointedasDirectorotheExternshipProgramatouroLaw.AppointedbyNewYorkChiefJudgeJonathanLippmanandNYChieAdministrativeJudgeA.GailPrudentiastheinauguralDirectoroftheNewYorkProBonoRuleInitiative.Programatthe2013biennialconerenceotheAssociationoLegalWritingDirectorsheldatMarquetteUniversityLawSchool.PublicationProessorPocockwroteashortessaypublishedinthefall2012newsletterotheAALSSectiononLegalWritingResearchandReasoningwhichissuewasdevotedtothetopicogettingthemostoutoconerenceattendance.HeressaywasentitledTeAnnualAALSConferenceItsNotJustAboutLegalWriting.PresswiththeworkingtitleHolocaustTeLegalDimensionwhichwillbethefrstcasebookonthelegaldimensiontotheHolocaust.HeisalsofnishingabookentitledHaKolKolYaakovRepresentingorahInterestsontheInternationalPlane.PublishedachapterEvadingResponsibilityorCrimesagainstHumanityMurderousLawyersatNurembergasChapter6inSteinweisandRachlinedseLawinNaziGermanyIdeologyOpportunismandthePerversionoJusticeBerghahn2013.HisarticleInvertingInternationalLawIsraelandtheRightoSel-DeensewillbepublishedinTeMiddleEastQuarterly.HerarticleDancingWithSemicolonsUsingDistanceLearningtoMotivateStudentWriterswasselectedorpublicationinTeSecondDraf.HerarticleWritingClearlyWhatIeachMayBeHazardousToYourWalletwasselectedforpublicationinClarity.ProfessionalActivitiesServedasDeputyEditorotheInternationalLawyerYear-In-ReviewissuepublishedbytheAmericanBarAssociationSectionoInternationalLaw.ShealsoservedonthePlanningCommitteeforthe2013EmpireStateLegalWritingConerence.Sheservedasco-chairoouroLawCentersaskForceonDistanceEducation.ServeasamemberotheSouthamptonownZoningBoardoAppeals.HonorsNamedtotheboardothePerormingArtsCenteroSuolkCounty.SHARONA.POCOCKAssociateProfessorofLegalProcessPresentationsGaveatalkentitledVisualStorytellingUsesandInterpretationsoVideosintheLegalArenaatthe2013SoutheasternRegionalLegalWritingConerenceheldatSavannahLawSchool.ShealsospokeonTeCaseoraCourseonVisualPersuasionasPartoanUpper-LevelWriting WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU57FACULTYNOTESMARTINSCHWARTZProfessorofLawPresentationsChairedPractisingLawInstituteannualSection1983LitigationandrialEvidenceprogramsandco-chaireditsannualSupremeCourtReviewprogram.ConductedCLEpresentationonSection1983DevelopmentsforNassauCountyAttorneysOce.CLEpresentationonMethodsorImpeachingaWitnesssCredibilityforNYStateAttorneyGeneralsOce.ServedasPlanningChairandDeliveredpresentationsouroLawAnnualSupremeCourtReviewprogram.PublicationsTeSupremeCourtsUnfortunateNarrowingoftheSection1983RemedyorBradyViolationsinTeChampionMay2013NACDL.SupremeCourtFortiesQualiedImmunityorLawEnorcementOcersinWarrantCases-NYSBAMunicipalLawyerWinterSpring2013.Section1983LitigationColumnsinNewYorkLawJournalonJuryInstructionsProsecutorialImmunityPoliceOcerObligationtoPreventConstitutionalViolationsbyFellowOcerandDistrictAttorneyFoundMunicipalPolicymaker.Supplementsfor6volumeSection1983Litigationmulti-volumetreatise.PreparationoManuscriptorFederalJudicialCenterSection1983Litigation3rdedition.THOMASSCHWEITZERProfessorofLawPublicationIsPrayerConstitutionalatMunicipalCouncilMeetings.ItwillbepublishedinthenextissueotheMunicipalLawyer.RENAC.SEPLOWITZProfessorofLawPresentationSpoketotheIPLawStudentsAssociationontrademarkprotection.HonorsReceivedtheTeachingAwardinMay2013.LEWISA.SILVERMANProfessorofLawPresentationsPresentedanannualCustodyUpdateattheSuolkAcademyoLaw.CoordinatedmoderatedandspokeatapanelonDeendingMarriageSame-SexCouplesandtheDeenseoMarriageActattheAnnualMeetingotheNYSBA.CoordinatedandmoderatedaprogramAertheDisasterOngoingLegalNeedsortheVictimsoSuperstormSandyatouroinFebruary.DANSUBOTNIKProfessorofLawPublicationsPublishedanarticleintheU.MassPETERZABLOTSKYProfessorofLawPublicationPterZablotskyalongwithourograduateSaidVakilihewroteanarticleentitledCorporationsinConfictwhichwaspublishedastheleadarticleinTeLosAngelesLawyerin2012.MICHELLEZAKARINProfessorofLawPresentationsogetherwithProessorMelnikerpresentedransitioningromaQuestionoFacttoaQuestionoLawattheEmpireStateLegalWritingConerencehostedbyAlbanyLawSchoolinApril.MARJORIEA.SILVERProfessorofLawPresentationsHelpedorganizeapanelatthe2013AALSClinicalConerenceonRewiringandRewindingClinicalandExperientialEducationtheJWay.ProfessionalActivitiesShewasappointedtotheAdvisoryBoardoftheDaveNeeFoundationinJanuary.ShespentthemonthoFebruaryworkingoutotheWilliamRichardsonSchooloLawotheUniversityoHawaiionhersecondanthology.LawReviewspring2011issue.DoesestingRaceDiscriminationRiccitheBarExamtheLSAandtheRace-BasedChallengetoLearningandDoestheGreaterPainoSexualAssaultandHarassmentJustiyaLesserEvidentiaryStandardintheMagazineotheUnionoCubanLawyers. 58THETOUROLAWYERWINTER20141983JohnRaferyhasbeenpromotedtoPrincipal-in-ChargeWashingtonMetroRegionatthermoOtKurmanAttorneysatLawWashingtonDC.Heischairothermslandlordlitigationpracticegroupandocuseshispracticeintheareasorealestatelitigationcontractualdisputesandrepresentationomanagersandownersoresidentialandcommercialrealestate.HaroldM.Somerreceivedthe2013ThomasMalignoProBonoAttorneyoftheYearAwardfromtheNassauCountyBarAssociationinrecognitionohisdedicationtoassistingthoseininancialcrisis.HehashisownbankruptcylawpracticelocatedinWestburyandisthepresidentotheAlumniAssociationoouroLawCenter.HealsoservesasamemberoftheNewYorkStateBarAssociationsCommitteeonVolunteerLawyersandisamemberotheLawCentersDeansAlumniAdvisoryCouncilAlumniCouncilandspecialeventcommittees.InadditionhehasbeennamedanAccesstoJusticeChampionanewrecognitionsponsoredbytheNassauCountyBarAssociation.hisinauguralhonorrecognizesNCBAmemberattorneyswithoutstandingserviceanddedicationotimeandeorttoprovidelegalrepresentationguidanceoradviceonaprobonobasistoservethoseinNassauCounty.1984RoxanneLevinehasbeenrecognizedbyChambersUSAasaleaderintheeldoimmigration.ChambersUSArankstheleadingrmsandlawyersinanextensiverangeopracticeareasthroughoutAmerica.Chambersresearchesthelegalmarketsofover180countriesthroughinterviewswiththousandsolawyersandtheirclients.EachyearChambersconductsanextensiveindependentresearchprocessthatislargelyclientocused.RoxanneisapartnerwiththeManhattanlawrmoarterKrinskyDroginLLPinitsBusinessImmigrationPracticeGroup.Shehasover25yearsoexperiencerepresentingmajormultinationalnancialinstitutionscorporationsbanksuniversitiesandculturalinstitutionsaswellasleadingenergycompaniesthehospitalityindustryandnot-or-protinstitutions.Shehasalsorepresentedindividualsincludingentrepreneursartistsperormersandentertainers.RoxanneisamemberoouroLawCentersvolunteerAlumniCouncilandparticipatesintheschoolsMentorProgram.SherrySarboskyhasherownlawpracticeintheareaonegligence.SherecallsoneoherhighlightsromherdayshereatouroLawwasmeetingwithBernardLanderounderoouro.Shewashonoredthatheaskedhisgrandsontoworkatherocehedidandeventuallyopenedhisownpractice.ShewasborninWilliamsburgBrooklyntoaJewishamilyandthedaughterofaNewYorkCityClassNotesTOUROLAWALUMNISHARETHEIRACCOMPLISHMENTSPoliceOcer.ShebecameaschoolteacherwiththeNewYorkCityBoardoEducationandtaughtfor13years.ShetaughtinneighborhoodssuchasEastNewYorkConeyIslandandBayside.Sheswitchedcareersmid-streamacceptingthechallengeandshedidntwanttospendherdaysdiscipliningstudentsandkeepingthemromghtingandhittingoneanother.SherrystatesTeschoolsweresodangerousthatatthebeginningotheschoolyearalltheteacherswouldlooktoseewhatnewsarticleswerepostedonthebulletinboardshowingwhichoourstudentswerenotreturningbecausetheyweremurdered.Itwasnotaninrequentexperience.Aermycarwasbrokeninto5timeshavingabatterystolentiresslashedwindowsbrokenandaferhavingputchainsandpadlocksonmyhoodandhavingthemclippedtooitwascostingmemoretoxthecarthanIwasmaking.ShedecidedWelcomeTouroLawsnewDirectorofAlumniandDonorRelationsJacquelineBurbridgehas8yearsofexperienceasasuccessfulfundraiserandmorethan10yearsofexperienceineventplanningandstrategicoutreach.InherpreviouspositionatVarietyChildLearningCentersheoversawalldevelopmentandmarketingeffortsinalargeprivateschoolsettingfor6yearsastheSeniorDevelopmentandMarketingOfcer.JacquelinecomestoTouroLawCenterwithabackgroundinstudentandalumnirelationsearnedduringhertenureintheOfceofStudentLeadershipandActivitiesatHofstraUniversity.Shehasextensiveexperienceincultivatingandenrichingrelationshipswithdonorsbusinessandcommunityleadersmediacorporatepartnersgovernmentandnon-governmentorganizationswiththeendgoalofstrengtheningawarenessandadvancingorganizationalgrowth.SheholdsaBAinEnglishfromSpelmanCollegeandanMBAinMarketingfromtheZarbSchoolofBusinessatHofstraUniversity.WehopeyouwilltakethetimetowelcomehertotheTouroLawfamilyYoucanreachherbyphoneat631761-7063oremailatjburbridgetourolaw.edu WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU59CLASSNOTESitwasagoodtimeorachange.Shethenappliedtoourobeoretheschoolwasaccredited.ShewasthankultobeacceptedandsherecallsthedaystheaccreditationcommitteecametoouroLawandthelibrarywasntquitefnishedinHuntington.ShealsoremembersbeoretheschoolmovedtoHuntingtontravelingtoManhattanorherfrstyearoclasses.Tebuildingwasbeautiulthecommutewasnot.SherrystatesbecauseoouroIhavebeenabletocreateasolocareerandworkormysel.Ivebeenextremelysuccessulinmycareer.AlsoIspecifcallyrememberProessorKleinwhotaughtNITA.Hehelpedmetremendouslyintrialwork.Itwasthefrstyearacourselikethatwasgiven.OutogratitudeandbeingsuccessulasasolopractitionerIwasabletocontribute25000.00toTouroandaplaquewasputupintheQuadrangleatHuntington.ShecompletedherdegreeintwoandahalyearsandrecallsherclassmateBruceGouldandhispublications.Shehasbeeninvitedbacktocampusspeakingaboutopeningasolopracticewhichsheestablished29yearsago.Sherryknewshedidntwanttoworkoranyoneelse.HerareasopracticeisnegligencewhichincludesautomobileaccidentsproductsliabilitystaircasesallsslipandallsaccidentsagainsttheCityandironicallytheBoardoEducation.1985MarkBermanCompliGlobetLtdhasrecentlyreleasedthreenewbooksHedgeFundsPrimeBrokers3rdeditionQ12014SECRegulationOutsidetheUnitedStates7thedQ12013AnIntroductiontoHedgeFundsQ32014.Hereceivedthe2013AwardforOutstandingLong-ermServicetotheComplianceIndustry.RandyGrossmanmanagingpartneratGreenbergWaldenGrossmanlocatedinNewJerseyhasbeenselectedorpublicationinNewJerseySuperLawyersin2013.Hewasalsopreviouslyselectedin2005-12.Heconcentratesinpersonalinjuryworkerscompensationandcivillitigationandhandlescomplexmattersincludingaccidentalinjuriesandhazardousexposurescausinginternaldiseasesordeath.HehasexperiencetryingcasesinNewJerseyandNewYorkStateandadministrativecourts.HeisaCertifedWorkersCompensationLawAttorneyandhasappearedintheNewJerseyLawJournalorhandlingaTop20PersonalInjuryAwardproductliabilitycase.HehaslecturedfortheNewJerseyInstituteoContinuingLegalEducationandtheNewJerseyAssociationorJusticehasvolunteeredsince1993asattorney-advisortoaHudsonCountyhighschoolsMockrialteamandisprofcientinAmericanSignLanguage.PatriciaMarcinpartnerwiththefrmoFarrellFritzhasbeenselectedorthe2012and2013NewYorkMetroSuperLawyerslistintheareaoestateplanningprobate.Patriciaconcentratesherpracticeinestateplanningandestateadministration.SheservesontheboardofdirectorsforNorthShore-LIJHuntingtonHospitalandtheCaumsettFoundationandwasrecentlyappointedchairotheDevelopmentCommittee.ShealsoservesontheboardoadvisorsorTeLongIslandCommunityFoundationandisamemberotheproessionaladvisorycommitteeortheNorthShore-LIJFoundation.SheisapastpresidentotheColdSpringHarborSpecialEducationParenteachersAssociationSEPA.ShesitsontheSchoolImprovementeamSIcommitteeortheLloydHarborSchoolandtheColdSpringHarborJuniorSeniorHighSchoolandisamemberoouroLawCentersDeansAlumniAdvisoryCouncil.ShereceivedtheLeadershipinLawCounselAwardromLongIslandBusinessNewsattheirdinneronNovember292012.LongIslandBusinessNewscreatedtheLeadershipinLawAwardsin2011torecognizeindividualswhosededicationtoexcellenceandleadershipbothinthelegalproessionandinthecommunityhashadapositiveimpactonLongIsland.HonorableJoanPiccirillowasappointedNewYorkCitysFamilyCourtinJuly2012.ShereceivedherundergraduatedegreeromWaynesburgUniversityandherlawdegreeromouroLawCenter.PriortoherappointmentshewasinprivatepracticeorovertwentyyearsspecializinginamilylawandservedasPrincipalCourtAttorneyinFamilyCourtandtheSupremeCourt.1987RandyZelinapartnerothefrmoMorittHockHamrointhefrmsManhattanocehasbeennamedasPresidentotheMensDivisionotheChildrensMedicalFundoNewYork.eChildrensMedicalFundofNewYorkisavolunteer-drivennonproftorganizationdedicatedtoensuringthatchildrenromtheNewYorkmetropolitanareaaswellasromaroundtheworldhaveaccesstothebestavailablepediatriccare.CMFraisesmillionsodollarseachyeartohelpbuildandequipmedicalacilitiesandsponsorvitalprogramsattheStevenandAlexandraCohenChildrensMedicalCenterofNY.Heheadsthefrmswhitecollardeenseandgovernmentinvestigationscomplianceandinternalinvestigationspracticeareas.HeisamemberoftheNationalAssociationoCriminalDeenseLawyerstheNewYorkCriminalBarAssociationandtheNassauCountyBarAssociation.1988LawrenceSteckmanpartnerwiththefrmoEatonVanWinkleLLPhasbeenrenamedasoneofNewYorksSuperLawyerintheareasosecuritiesandbusinesslitigation.In2011AVVOattorneyratingserviceawardedLawrencearatingosuperbitshighestachievementlevel.Hehasbeenlitigatingsecuritiescasesandbusinessdisputesortwenty-fveyears.Hisareasopracticeincludesecuritiesandderivativesprivateandclasssuitscomplex NewYorkMetroMarkE.Alter91LawOfceofMarkE.AlterpersonalinjuryplaintiffgeneralcriminaldefensefamilylawAbramI.Bohrer91LawOfceofBohrerLukeman-personalinjuryplaintiffgeneralaviationPeterE.Briskin06FishbeynBriskinP.C.personalinjuryplaintiffgeneralAdamD.Cahn94SakkasCahnWeissLLPpersonalinjuryplaintiffmedicalmalpracticeproductsGerardCatalanello92DuaneMorrisLLPbankruptcycreditordebtorrightsJohnChristopher07SahnWardCoschignanoBakerPLLC-realestatelandusezoninggovernmentcitiesmunicipalitiesScottR.Cohen89ScottR.CohenP.C.personalinjuryplaintiffgenerallitigationconsumerlawDavidB.Corley86TrolmanGlaserLichtmanP.C.personalinjuryplaintiffgeneralScottM.Daniels06MarkhoffMittmanP.C.socialsecuritydisabilitypersonalinjuryplaintiffgeneralworkerscompensationFrankC.Dellamore05JaspanSchlesingerLLPbankingAnthonyF.DeStefano00MauroLillingNapartyLLPappellateinsurancecoverageArnoldDiJoseph83ArnoldDiJosephP.C.appellatepersonalinjuryplaintiffgeneralmedicalmalpracticeScottT.Dillon05DanzigFishmanDeceabankruptcycreditordebtorrightsGaryJ.Douglas87DouglasLondonpersonalinjuryplaintiffproductsmedicalmalpracticegeneralNussinS.Fogel86LawOfcesofNussinS.FogelpersonalinjuryplaintiffgeneralHowardFried83SegalMcCambridgeSingerMahoneyLtd.personalinjurydefenseproductsgeneralconsumerlawJackGrossman88MalliloGrossmanrealestateRichardS.Jaffe94LawOfceofCohenJaffeLLPpersonalinjuryplaintiffgeneralmedicalmalpracticeMatthewJ.Levy97KernAugustineConroySchoppmanP.C.healthcareIrinaA.Karlova09FeldmanKramerMonacoP.C.elderlawJuddF.Kleeger95HechtKleegerDamashekP.C.personalinjuryplaintiffgeneralclassactionmasstortsPatriciaC.Marcin85FarrellFritzP.C.estateplanningprobateEdwardL.C.Marcowitz91BaraschMcGarrySalzmanPensonP.C.personalinjuryplaintiffgeneralDanaMark85McCarterEnglishLLPestateplanningprobatetaxDarrenMarks06BorahGoldsteinAltschulerNahinsandGoidelP.C.civillitigationdefenserealestatepoliticallawMichaelE.McDonagh86LesterSchwabKatzDwyerLLPcivillitigationdefenseJeffreyA.Miller92WestermanBallEdererMillerSharfsteinLLPbusinesslitigationappellatealternativedisputeresolutionScottMichaelMishkin92ScottMichaelMishkinP.C.employmentlitigationplaintiffemploymentlitigationdefenseMarkMontague93CowanLiebowitzLatmanP.C.intellectualpropertyNooshinNamazi93NicolettiHornigSweeneycivillitigationdefenseinsurancecoverageDonnaA.Napolitano03BerkmanHenochPetersonPeddyFenchelPCcivillitigationdefensebusinesscorporateEdwardJ.Nitkewicz91TheSandersFirmAttorneysatLawpersonalinjuryplaintiffgeneralschoolseducationThomasOConnor89DuvalStachenfeldLLPrealestateStevenPepe96RopesGrayLLPintellectualpropertyPattiPiccininni06AbramsFenstermanFenstermanEismanFormatoFerraraEinigerLLPmergersacquisitionsYalePollack06KaufmanDolowichVoluckLLP-employmentlitigationdefenseemploymentlaborJosephM.Puzo91ZaklukiewiczPuzoMorrisseyLLPpersonalinjuryplaintiffgeneralinsurancecoverageWilliamRicigliano94WilliamRiciglianoP.C.personalinjuryplaintiffgeneralJoelRobinson94RobinsonYablonpersonalinjuryplaintiffgeneralproductsmedicalmalpracticeLeeRosenberg86SaltzmanChetkofRosenbergLLPfamilylawRichardRodriguez09SantangeloRodriguezP.C.insurancecoveragefamilylawbusinesscorporateGayleRosenblum03RubinRosenblumPLLCfamilylawBarrySalzman88BaraschMcGarrySalzmanPensonP.C.personalinjuryplaintiffgeneralappellateconstructionlitigationRichardD.Saul02TheSaulLawFirmLLPpersonalinjuryplaintiffgeneralfamilylawJeromeA.Scharoff98JeromeA.ScharoffP.C.familylawDavidM.Schwartz93GerstmanSchwartzWinkcriminaldefensepoliticallawJudahSerfaty93RosenbergCalicaBimeyLLPbusinesslitigationElizabethJeanShampnoi02NavigantConsultingInc.alternativedisputeresolutionMarjorieM.Sharpe04PhillipsAssociatesAttorneysatLawPLLCemploymentlitigationplaintiffemploymentlaborWendyH.Sheinberg92DavidowDavidowSiegelSternLLPelderlawestateplanningprobateestateandtrustlitigationMitchellC.Shelowitz91PearlCohenZedekLatzerLLPbusinesslitigationbusinesscorporateLawrenceA.Steckman88EatonVanWinkleLLPsecuritieslitigationbusinesslitigationLinaG.Telese92ZetlinDeChiaraLLPconstructionsuretyconstructionlitigationJulieA.Tribble04KaufmanBorgeestRyanLLPgenerallitigationpersonalinjurydefensegeneralBrianAndrewTully97TullyWinkelmanP.C.elderlawestateplanningprobateGeraldC.WatersJr.07JacksonLewisLLPemploymentlitigationdefenseHarrisZakarin95LawOfceofHarrisJ.ZakarinP.C.appellateRandyZelin87MorittHockHamroffLLPcriminaldefensewhitecollarsecuritieslitigationcorporategovernancecomplianceJohnM.Zenir88AttorneyatLawfamilylawJordanA.Ziegler91PasternackTilkerZieglerWalshStantonRomanoLLPworkerscompensationemployeebenetsERISAgovernmentcititesmunicipalitiesUpstateNewYorkGregT.Rinckey98TullyRinckeyPLLCCriminalDefenseEmploymentLaborFamilyLawNewJerseyTeresiaL.Bost95CelgeneCorporationbusinesscorporateinternationalChristopherT.Campbell05ChristopherT.CampbellEsq.L.L.C.criminaldefenseDarrenJ.DelSardo99DamicoDelSardoMontanariLLCemploymentlaborpersonalinjurygeneralcriminaldefenseSethDobbs09TheMargolisLawFirmLLCfranchisedealershipbusinesslitigationcivillitigationJeffreyEpstein84SzafermanLakindBlumsteinBladerPCfamilylawRandyGrossman85GreenbergWaldenGro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WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU61CLASSNOTESederalandstatecommerciallitigationprosecutinganddeendingcivilRICOprivateandclasssuitsmergerandacquisitionslitigationbondarbitrageandrealestateraudlitigationcorporatecontractandcommerciallitigationinternationalcommercialarbitrationbroker-dealerandbroker-customersecuritiesarbitrationincludingmunicipalarbitrageraudarbitrationsecuritiesregulatorymattersandproessionalliabilitylitigation.Hehasrepresentedmutualhedgeandprivateequityundsinsurersaccountingandauditrmsrealestateandmortgagecompaniesaratingcompanyocersodomesticandoreigncompaniesinvestmentbankersbrokerslawrmsandentrepreneurs.Hehaspublishedbookchaptersandarticlesonederalprocedureattorneyclientprivilegeconstitutionallawsecuritiesraudpleadinglosscausationinsidertradingandriskarbitragesecuritiesarbitrationgovernmentcontractlawanddamagecomputation.HehaspublishedextensivelyontheRICOstatueandhaspublishedonpublicpolicymattersrangingrominternationalterrorismandimpeachmenttoapplicationotheSixthAmendmentrighttocounsel.LawrencewasamemberotheTouroLawReviewandiscurrentlyontheBoardoAdvisorsPrivateSecuritiesLitigationReormActof1995Reporter1996-2013AmericanBarAssociationAntitrustRICOandLaborLawCommittee2004-2013wasamemberotheP.L.I.SecuritiesArbitrationFaculty19961998-1999200120042008-2009andwasamemberoftheNewYorkStateBarAssociationCommitteeonSecuritiesLitigation1995-97.JohnZenirwasnamedProBonoAttorneyotheMonthbytheNassauCountyBarAssociationandappearedintheApril2013editionoftheNassauLawyer.Johnstartedhisownfamilylawpracticein1992andsincethenhehasbeenanactivememberoftheNassauCountyBarAssociationSuolkCountyBarAssociationandtheNewYorkStateBarAssociationwhereheisamemberotheAssociationsStandingCommitteeonChildrenandtheLaw.HehasservedasamemberotheBoardoDirectorsotheNassauCountyBarAssociationandtheLegalAidSociety.HehasvolunteeredwiththeBarAssociationtoserveasChairotheLawyerReerralCommitteeandtheFamilyCourtLawandProcedureCommitteeandhasalsoservedasamemberotheJudiciaryCommittee.HeiscurrentlyamemberotheNassauCountyFamilyCourtAttorneysForChildrenand18BpanelsandisamemberoftheAppellatePanelsoboth.JohncontinuestovolunteerortheBarAssociationandotheragencies.1989SeymourLiebmanhasbeenappointedtoanewrolewithCanonU.S.A.asvicechairmanwhileretaininghispositionsasexecutivevicepresidentchieadministrativeocerandgeneralcounseloCanonU.S.A.vicechairmanoCanonSolutionsAmericaaswellasexecutiveoceroCanonInc.Japan.SeymourhasrecentlybeennamedtotheLongIslandPressPowerListanawardthathonors50ofLongIslandsmostinfuentialleaders.Tisishisthirdconsecutiveyearonthelistmovingromspotsixtovefortheyear2013.Nowinits12thyeartheLongIslandPressPowerListrecognizessomeoLongIslandsmostinfuentialguresthroughouttheeldsobusinesspoliticseducationhealthcareandnot-or-prot.MembersothelistareselectedromhundredsopotentialcandidatesandaredeemedashonoreesbasedontheircontributionstoLongIslandandtheirimpactontheIslandoverthepastyear.SeymourhasbeenanintegralpartoshapingthedirectionoCanonU.S.A.sincejoiningtheCompanyin1974asamanagerintheaccountingdepartment.EarlierthisyearMr.LiebmanwaspromotedtoseniorexecutiveoceroCanonInc.bytheCompanysShareholdersandBoardoDirectorsbecomingtherstnon-JapaneseCanonexecutivehonoredwiththisachievement.DuringhistenureatCanonU.S.A.hehasheldthepositionsoExecutiveVicePresidentandGeneralManagerorAdministrationandRegionalOperationsGeneralCounselExecutiveVicePresidentandChieAdministrativeOcer.Heisalsoresponsibleorestablishingthecorporatelegaldepartmentwhichnowhousesover20attorneys.InconjunctionwithhisrolesatCanonU.S.A.Inc.andCanonInc.Mr.LiebmanservesasaboardmemberorvariouslocalcouncilsandassociationsincludingtheouroLawCenterwhereheservesontheBoardoGovernorstheLongIslandAssociationBoardoDirectorstheInormationechnologyIndustryCounciltheCounciloOverseersortheillesCenterandtheBoardoDirectorsoZygoCorporation.MichaelMarkowitzhasbeenelectedtoserveaoneyeartermontheNassauCountyBarAssociationBoardoDirectors.HehashisownlawpracticeMichaelA.MarkowitzP.C.locatedinHewlettandpracticesintheareasocommerciallitigationcontractsdivorcecommercialLitigationrealpropertylitigationprobateandtransactional.1990ChrisJ.CoschignanowashonoredasarecipientoaLeadershipinLawAwardbyLongIslandBusinessNewsattheirdinneronNovember292012.ChrisisamemberandapartnerwiththermoSahnWardCoschignanoBakerPLLCandconcentrateshispracticeintheareasozoninglanduseandplanningrealestateandtransactionsmunicipallawcivillitigationinstateandederalcourtscorporateandcommerciallawtrustsandestatesandmatrimonialandfamilylaw.Since2002hehasservedasanelectedCouncilmanontheownBoardotheownoOysterBay.InthiscapacityheservesasChairmanotheSyossetHamletRevitalizationCommittee.SallyDonahuerecentlyjoinedthermoJaspanSchlesinger 62THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014LLPinthermstrustsandestatespracticegroup.ShewillconcentrateinSurrogatesCourtlitigationanareainwhichshehas20yearsofexperienceandwillhandleallaspectsorustsandEstatesandGuardianshipsincludingtrialsandappeals.PriortojoiningthermMs.DonahuewasaCourtAttorney-ReereeattheNassauCountySurrogatesCourtandhadpracticedattwolawrmsonLongIslandintheareasorustsandEstatesGuardianshipsandCommercialLitigation.ShewasalsopreviouslyaLawClerkoraFederalDistrictJudgeandaFederalMagistrateJudgeintheEasternDistrictofNewYork.From1991through1996shetaughtLegalEthicsatAdelphiUniversitysLawyersAssistantProgram.SheisamemberotheNewYorkStateandNassauCountyBarassociationsandisamemberotherustsandEstatesCommitteeotheNassauCountyBarAssociation.SheisalsoamemberotheHeckscherMuseumDevelopmentCommitteeandouroLawSchoolsAlumniExecutiveBoardandDeansAdvisoryBoard.DavidValloneopenedhisownpracticelocatedinCentereachearlierthisyear.HehasbeenpracticinglawonLongIslandfor22years.HewasarecipientoMartindaleHubbellsClientDistinctionAwardandpracticesintheeldsodivorceamilylawandrealestateclosings.Since2006hehasprovidedcounselasdivorcemediatorandacollaborativelawyerwhilehelpingmanyclientsnavigatedicultdivorcematters.1991Hon.KathleenRiceNassauCountyDistrictAttorneywashonoredatthe2013NassauBOCESEducationPartnerAward-payingtributetotheMostInfuentialpeopleorPublicEducationinNassauCounty.InJuly2013shewasappointedbyGovernorAndrewCuomoasco-chairothenewMorelandCommission.TeMorelandCommissionwasormallyconvenedbyGovernorCuomotoinvestigatepubliccorruptionandbringstogetherdistrictattorneyspolicecommissionersandU.S.attorneys.EdwardJ.NitkewiczseniorconsultantatSandersSandersBlockWoycikVienerGrossmanPCwasrecognizedinthe2012and2013editionofNewYorkMetroSuperLawyersorhisworkrepresentingpersonalinjuryplaintisandcitedorhisworkasaleaderintheeldoeducationlaw.1992MatthewDauspartnerwiththermoWindelsMarxLaneMittendorLLPparticipatedintheOctober2012IRTAconferenceinAustraliaaddressingthetopicosmartphoneappsregulatoryreormandpreviews.OnNovember52012hedeliveredakeynoteaddressonsmartphoneappsandtherightregulatorymixbeforethe5thInternationalaxiForumthatwasheldinCologneGermany.TeForumwasorganizedbytheIRUtheInternationalRoadransportUnionandthethemewasaxi-AnytimeAnywhere.HeparticipatedinaneducationaltourthatwasdesignedtoeducateshareinormationandbuildconsensusamonggovernmenttechnologyandgroundtransportationindustrystakeholdersonsmartphoneapptechnologyduringtheInternationalAssociationoransportationRegulatorsIARConerencethatwasheldonNovember172012inWashingtonDC.AttheendofNovember2012theIATRanditsEuropeanregulatorsparticipatedinitsannualTaxiResearchNetworkinLondonsponsoredbyaxiExpoinAmsterdam.Matthewleadsthermstransportationpracticegroupandocusesontransportationlawcounselingclientsonabroadrangeomattersincludingregulatorycompliancestrategicplanningprocurementlitigationadministrativelawandpublicpolicy.PriortojoiningWindelsMarxheservedasCommissionerandChairmanoftheNewYorkCityTaxiandLimousineCommission.RobertGoldmanwasrecognizedorhisexcellenceinthecommunityandwashonoredbyLongIslandBusinessNewsattheCrestHollowCountryClubonSeptember192013.RoberthashisowngenerallawpracticelocatedinCommackistheounderoikkunLongIslandanadjunctproessorocriminaljusticeatSt.JosephsCollegeandisalsoalicensedpsychologist.ikkunLongIslandisanon-protorganizationthatworkstopreventcrimereducerecidivismandhealbothvictimsandoendersocrime.RosemarieTullyChairoftheNewYorkStateBarAssociationsEntertainmentArtsandSportsLawCommitteeheadedacelebrationof25yearswithalearninglunchandlevityprograminSeptember2013.RosemariehasherownlawpracticelocatedinIslandiaocusingintheareasoentertainmentlawmusicmotionpicturecopyrightpublishingandcorporateandbusinesslaw.SheisanadjunctproessorolawatouroLawCenterandhasparticipatedintheLawCentersAlumni-StudentMentorProgram.LoisSchwaeberwashonoredbyYashartheAttorneysandJudgesChapteroHadassahattheirannualdinneronMay132013atWestburyManor.ShereceivedtheNationalLeadershipAward.LoisistheDirectoroLegalServicesattheNassauCountyCoalitionAgainstDomesticViolenceisamemberoouroLawCentersAlumniCouncilandAlumni-Studentmentorprogram.1993EdwardAlexanderwashonoredwiththeRegionalVolunteeroftheYearAwardromtheUniversityoCentralFloridaSmallBusinessDevelopmentCenterorhisvolunteerlegalworkwithearlyCLASSNOTES WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU63CLASSNOTESandstageIIentrepreneursinCentralFloridainMay2013.EdisthefounderoftheEntrepreneurshipLawFirmlocatedinOrlando.Hepracticesintheareasobusinessandcommerciallawrepresentingentrepreneurs.Hehasbeenpracticingsince1993andisadmittedinbothFloridaandNewYork.BradleyL.GerstmanpartnerothefrmGerstmanSchwartzWinkLLPMillennialStrategiesandGothamGovernmentRelationsandCommunicationswashonoredbyLongIslandBusinessNewsattheirLeadershipinLawAwardsdinneronNovember292012.Bradisanattorneylobbyistandcommunicationsspecialist.Hehasextensiveexperienceinlawbusinessgovernmenteducationandnot-or-proftlaw.Hehasbuiltapoliticalcareerthatspansalllevelsogovernmentandhasservedonanumberofnancecommittees.Bradhasbeencelebratedorhisabilitytoprovideclientswithablendolegalpoliticalandbusinessexperience.Hehasbuilthiscareerasadeenseattorneyprosecutorandgeneralcorporatecounsel.HeisalsoamemberotheEducationLawAssociationandtheNassauCountyBarAssociationsEducationLawCommittee.TerenceMurphyJudgeNassauCountyDistrictCourtandArmyJudgeAdvocateGeneralhasbeencalledtoactivedutyandhasbeendeployedtoKuwait.HehaspresidedovertheNassauVeteransreatmentCourtaspecialpartthatoverseescasedinvolvingservicememberswhohavepleadedguiltytonon-violetmisdemeanorsandsomeeloniesorthepasttwoyears.HeistheonlyactivemilitaryjudgepresidingoveraNewYorkveteranstreatmentcourt.AdamB.RosenapartnerinthefrmoWilsonEslerMoskowitzEdelmanDickerLLPNewYorkocehasacceptedaninvitationtojoinClaimsandLitigationManagementAllianceCLManinvitation-onlyorganization.CLMisanonpartisanalliancecomprisedothousandsoinsurancecompaniescorporationscorporatecounsellitigationandriskmanagersclaimsproessionalsandattorneys.Trougheducationandcollaborationtheorganizationsgoalsaretocreateacommoninterestintherepresentationbyfrmsocompaniesandtopromoteandurtherthehigheststandardsolitigationmanagementinpursuitoclientdeense.SelectedattorneysandlawfrmsareinvitedtojoinbasedonnominationsromCLMFellowswhoincluderiskmanagersclaimsmanagersandadjustersgeneralcounselinsurancecompanyexecutivesbrokersandserviceproviders.AdamsNewYorkStatecivildefensepracticeocusesonvaluationriskmitigationandresolutionopersonalinjuryandpropertydamageclaims.HeisamemberothefrmsnationalGeneralLiabilityCasualtyCrisisManagementandConstructionpractices.InadditiontoCLMheisamemberoftheNewYorkStateBarAssociationAssociationotheBarotheCityofNewYorkandNassauCountyBarAssociation.1994NancyEllisproessoroparalegalstudiesatSuolkCommunityCollegewasrecognizedbyLongIslandBusinessNewsduringtheirLeadershipinLawAwardsinNovember2012.ShereceivedtheLeadershipinLawEducatorAward.SheisamemberotheSuolkCountyBarAssociationandhasparticipatedontheSuolkAcademyoLawsMarketingCommitteeco-chairotheSuolkCountyBarAssociationsAlternateDisputeResolutioncommittee2007-10andwasalsoamemberotheownoBrookhavensWomensServiceAdvisoryBoard.BonnieParentehasopenedherownlawpracticelocatedinMineola.Shewillocusherpracticeintheareasorealestatewillsandlaborlaw.ShehasworkedasdirectorohumanresourcesfortheNewYorkRacingAssociationforthepasteightyearshandlingcontractnegotiationsandpriortothatsheworkedinasimilarroleatNewsday.ShewaselectedasatrusteeintheVillageofEastWillistonin2011andsheservesontheparishcouncilortheChurchoSt.AidaninEastWilliston.DavidSperlingauthoredanarticleintheOctober2012SuolkLawyerDREAMersandSignifcantMisdeameanors.TearticleocusesonLongIslandthousandsopreviouslyundocumentedyouths-mostlyromCentralAmerica-willsoonbeemergingromtheshadowswithworkpermitsSocialSecuritynumbersanddriverslicenses.DavidmaintainshisownimmigrationlawpracticelocatedinCentralIslip.1995ReginaBrandowwasrecognizedasProBonoAttorneyotheMonthintheApril2013issueoftheSuolkLawyerorherextraordinaryvolunteerworkwithNassauSuolkLawServicesandorherlong-standingcommitmenttohelpingamiliesinguardianshipdisabilityspecialneedsandeducationmatters.ReginahasherownlawpracticelocatedinStonyBrook.PaulA.DeJesseJr.oHatcherLawGrouphasbeennamedbyBusinessNorthCarolinaamongthe2013LegalEliteinthefeldoFamilyLaw.Te2013LegalEliteareNorthCarolinasbestlawyersasidentifedbytheirpeers.BusinessNorthCarolinamagazinesentballotnoticestomorethan20000activemembersoftheN.C.StateBar.Lawyersvotedorthosetheyratedasthebestin14business-relatedspecialties.Teselectgroupof735winnersrepresentsalittlemorethan3ofthestateslawyers.TeLegalElitewaseaturedintheJanuary2013editionofBusinessNorthCarolinamagazine.Paulwasa 64THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014speakerataContinuingLegalEducationseminarheldonursdayMarch282013ateWestinHotelinCharlotteNorthCarolina.TeContinuingLegalEducationseminarorCLEtitledFamilyandMatrimonialLawinthe21stCenturycovereddivorceandamilylawbasicswithspecialocusonplacingchildrensbestinterestsandneedsrst.GeorgeLikourezosandhiswieMariaarepleasedtoannouncethebirthotheirsonWilliamPhilliponMondayJuly222013weighing8lbs7ounces.GeorgerecentlyjoinedtheboardodirectorsoLongIslandCapitalAlliancetheleadingnon-protcapitalormationandbusinessdevelopmentorganizationservingregionalcompaniesinSeptember2013.HeisapartneratCarterDeLucaFarrellSchmidtLLPoneothelargestandmostrespectedIntellectualPropertylawrmsintheNewYorkmetropolitanareaandonethatisnationallyrecognizedorexcellence.InadditiontobeingregisteredtopracticebeoretheUnitedStatesPatentandrademarkOceandamemberoftheNewYorkIntellectualPropertyLawAssociationhehasbeenpublishedinanumberorecognizedtradejournals.HehasparticularexpertiseineldsotechnologyincludingdigitalelectronicscomputerarchitecturecommunicationsystemsspeechandpatternrecognitionvideocompressionelectricalcircuitsandcomponentsacousticsMEMSopticalscanningandimagingbusinessmethodssemiconductordevicessemi-conductormanuacturingandrelatedelectromechanicalarts.HarrisJ.ZakarinispleasedtoannouncetheopeningohisownpracticeHarrisJ.ZakarinP.C.inMarch2013locatedinMelville.Withnearly20yearsoexperienceherepresentsindividualsbusinessesandmajorinsurancecompaniesinallaspectsolitigationwithanexpertiseinandconcentrationonappellatepractice.PriortostartinghisownpracticehewasapartnerinalargeLongIslandrmwhereheco-chairedthermsappellatepracticegroup.HehasrecentlybeenselectedtothisyearslistofNewYorkMetroSuperLawyersintheareaoappellatepractice.Hewastheeditor-in-chieotheTouroLawReviewandgraduatedromouroLawmagnacumlaude.HeisamemberotheLawCentersvolunteerAlumniCouncilandMentorProgram.Visitthermswebsiteatwww.zakarinlaw.com.1996LauraMcCabeBrandtwasquotedinaCrainsArticle5-6-13titledWantedWomenGeneralCounsels.TeGCisamarriagebetweenbusinessandlegalsaidLauraMcCabeBrandtgeneralcounselorventurermBurchCreativeCapitalherthirdgeneralcounseljob.Youunderstandwherethebusinesswantstogoyourepartothatconversationinaproactivewayandyouhelpshapethemovementtowardthegoal.LeslieFarberTayneEsq.andherrmayneLawGroupP.C.werenamedin2013amongMelvilleChamberoCommercesBusinessesotheYearfor2012.LeslieisanancialattorneywithocesinMelvilleManhattanWhitePlainsandMountKisco.ShealsocontributestotheFamilyServiceLeagueoHuntingtonsDebtCounselingDivisionandisamemberotheLongIslandWomensAgendaworkandamilycommitteeandtheJewishLawyersAssociationoNassauCounty.1997JudahCohenrecentlyhadthehighhonorandortunetosuccessullyargueandwinareversalintheCourtoAppealsinthecaseoRamkumarv.GrandStyleransportationEnterprisesInc.2013WL5610267.ecasehadstatewideimportanceandhasgarneredsignicantexposure.HearguedonbehalotheappellantintheCourtoAppealsinordertoobtainareversalotheAppellateDivisionFirstDepartments3-2majoritydecisionarmingthelowercourtdismissalothecase.Hehaswrittenandarguednearly100appealsintheNewYorkStateandFederalcourts.JudahrepresentedthePlaintiinthecase.JudahhashisownpracticetheLawOceoJudahZ.CohenPLLClocatedinWoodmere.SallyRamseyhasjoinedthenationallaborandemploymentlawrmoConstangyBrooksSmithLLPinitsNashvilleoceasseniorcounsel.SheocusesherpracticeincomprehensiveemploymentlawlitigationpreventionanddeenseaswellascounselingondiscriminationandEEO-relatedmatters.Shejoinsthermaferservingor11yearsasSeniorTrialAttorneyattheEqualEmploymentOpportunityCommission.Sallysexpertiseencompassesallareasoanti-discriminationlawincludingitleVIIADAADEAGINAandtheEPA.ShehassuccessullydeendedclientsbeoretheEEOCandhaslitigatedbothjuryandbenchtrialsinederalcourt.1998DinaMastellonecounselinthermoGenovaBurnsGiantomasiWebsterlocatedinNewarkNJhasbeennamedsecretaryortheWomenintheProessionSectionotheNewJerseyBarAssociationandco-chairotheJudicialOutreachcommitteeoftheNewJerseyWomenLawyersAssociation.DinaisamemberothermsemploymentandlitigationpracticegroupandhasextensiveexperienceinwronguldischargediscriminationharassmentwhistleblowerandretaliationclaimsinederalandstatecourtsinbothNewYorkandNewJerseyandbeorevariousadministrativeagencies.Sheiscurrentlytheco-chairoouroLawCentersNewJerseyAlumniChapter.SheisalsoamemberotheExecutiveBoardotheLaborandCLASSNOTES WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU65CLASSNOTESEmploymentLawSectionotheNewJerseyStateBarAssociationandaBoardMemberotheNewJerseyWomensLawyersAssociation.SheisamemberotheFederalBarofNewJerseytheNewJerseyStateBarAssociationsLaborEmploymentLawSectionandFederalPracticeandProcedureSectionandwasappointedtoouroLawCentersDeansAlumniAdvisoryCouncilin2012.From2008to2011sheservedasaninvestigatorortheSupremeCourtofNewJerseyDistrictV-BEthicsCommitteeandwasrecognizedinNewJerseyMonthlymagazinebySuperLawyersasaNewJerseyRisingStarinemploymentlitigationdefensein2010and2011.1999DawnL.HargravesattorneyandpartneroHagneyQuatelaHargravesMariPLLCwashonoredasa20112012ProfessionalWomanoftheYearinLawbyNationalAssociationoProessionalWomen.Teprestigiousdistinctionisawardedbythe400000-strongmembershipofNAPWwhojointogethertodevelopinnovativebusinessandsocialrelationships.ErinSidarashasjoinedthefrmoFarrellFritzasocounselinthefrmsnewHauppaugeoceconcentratinginlandusemunicipallaw.SherepresentsclientsinlanduseanddevelopmentapplicationsbeoremunicipalboardsincludingzoningandplanningboardsandhandlesapplicationsorsiteplanreviewsubdivisionsandvariancesintownsandvillagesthroughoutNassauandSuolkCounties.ShehasbeenrecentlyappointedtotheBoardoouroLawCentersnewly-ormedInstituteonLandUseandSustainableDevelopmentLaw.2000EdwardFriedlandSouthernDistrictExecutivewasquotedinaNewYorkLawJournalarticleinMarch2013.HediscussedhowguidanceshouldcomeromtheAdministrativeOcewithregardstoavoidingurloughs.EdwardisDistrictExecutiveortheU.S.DistrictCourtortheSouthernDistrictofNewYork.AtthiscourttheClerkotheCourthandlesjudicialflingsandEdwardhandlesalladministrativeandstamatters.Amongothertaskshesuperviseshiringopersonnelincludinglawclerksworkingwithjudgesonthisandsupervisesthestudentinternshipprograms.HepreviouslyservedastheDeputyCommissionerotheNewYorkStateDivisiononHumanRights.JosephGellerhasjoinedtheSyracuseoceoHarrisBeachasspecialcounsel.HewaspreviouslywithalawfrminNewtonMassachusetts.JosephwasanelectricalengineeratBrookhavenNationalLaboratoryfor13yearsandpriortothatheservedintheU.S.CoastGuardasapilotyingHU-25AFalconjets.ShariEnisonGottesmanhasacceptedapositionatthecabletelevisionretailerShopNBClocatedinEdenPrairieMNasSeniorCorporateCounsel.InadditiontogeneralcorporatetransactionsandintellectualpropertySharispracticeextendstoproductdevelopmentooddruglawregulatorycomplianceandmarketinglaw.ShariisnostrangertotheodditythatistheVshoppingindustryorseveralyearsshewasRegulatoryCounselatthecompetitorretailnetworkHSN.Sharithrivesonthecrazinessothe247retailmodelandthedailyopportunitytobringamazingnewproductsandashionsintopeopleshomeswhileprotectingproductandcorporateintegritybymaintainingarigorousregulatorycomplianceprogram.OutsideoworkSharihasalsopursuedanewhobbyendurancerunningorcharityandworkstowardfndingacurehasbeenanissuenearanddeartoherheart.InOctober2011SharicompletedtheWaltDisneyWorldWineDineHalMarathonaspartotheLeukemiaandLymphomaSocietyseaminrainingTNTandtook2ndplaceorheragegroupintheFortLauderdaleFirstAnnual5Kurkeyrot.AndinFebruary2012alongwithherTNTendurancerunningteamalsoknownasPurplePeepsshecompletedtheDisneyPrincessHalMarathon.Overthelastyearshehasundraisedover5000onbehalfoftheLeukemiaandLymphomaSocietysmissiontoendbloodandothercancersandcontinuestosupportthepurplemissionbydesigningtheTNTSouthFloridaChaptersteamt-shirtseveryseasonevenromMinnesota.NeilJ.PalmierihasbeennamedpartnerwiththefrmoAhmutyDemersMcManusaleadingcivillitigationfrmeectiveMarch12013.Neilhasestablishedasuccessulpracticedeendingclientsinmattersincludingautomobileandtruckingnegligencepremisesliabilityconstructionsitelitigationstrictproductsliabilityandhealthcarelitigationinvolvingnursinghomes.Hejoinedthermin1995asaclerkoroneotheoundingpartnersPhilMcManus.WhileclerkingNeilalsoworkedasalocalhandymanandattendedclassesatouroLawCenterintheevenings.2001AntheadesEtagesSweeneyhasbeenappointedVicePresidentorAccreditationRelationswiththeHigherLearningCommissionotheNorthCentralAssociationofCollegesandUniversities.ShepreviouslyservedasAssistantDeanorAcademicsatCharlotteSchooloLawandcompletedherdoctorateinHigherEducationLeadershipandPolicyatVanderbiltUniversityPeabodyCollegethispastMay.AntheacontinuestoapplaudtheLEAPprogramatouroandattributesmuchoherproessionalsuccesstotheexampleandmentorshipoProessorDougScherer.2002TomasGalandirectorocorporateprogrammingwiththePeoplesImprovTeaterwaseaturedintwoarticlesTe 66THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014Star.comorontoLawyersdoImprovtoimprovetheirskills11-28-2012andTeLawyersWeekly12-14-2012issueAfernoonattheImprovwithLawyerurnedComic.TeABAJournalmentionedTomasCLEinanarticleinJune2012titledClappingorCreditStateCLECoursesUseUnusualPairingstoStimulateInterest.AmyM.MurphyhasjoinedthermoFarrellFritzasanassociateocusingherpracticeincommercialandresidentialrealestatepurchasessalesandnancings.ShewasanassociateatGilmartinBregmansince2005.PreviouslyshewasanassociateatBerkmanHenochPetersonandPeddyP.C.andajudicialinterntotheHon.MarquetteFloydPresidingJudgeotheAppellateerm9th10thJudicialDistricts.ImtiazJafarispleasedtoannouncetheopeningohisownpracticeTeJaarLawFirmPLLClocatedat1225FranklinAvenueSuite325inGardenCity.Visithiswebsiteatwww.jafarlawny.com.ElkeStoiberhasbeennamedOCounselintheRealEstateandCommercialLendingPracticeGroupsatCertilmanBalin.Shewasormerlyanassociate.Elkerepresentsclientsinallaspectsocommercialandresidentialrealestatewithanemphasisontherepresentationoinstitutionallendersandgovernmentsponsoredorguaranteedfacilities.In2008theLongIslandDevelopmentCorporationnamedElkeasitsAttorneyoftheYearforherroleinprovidingsignicantcontributionstoLongIslandsmallbusinessesandeconomicdevelopment.SheisadmittedtopracticelawinthestateoNewYorkandisamemberoftheNassauCountyandNewYorkStateBarAssociations.ShevolunteersprovidesprobonoservicesorseveralorganizationsincludingtheNassauCountyBarAssociationProBonoSeniorCitizenLawClinicNassauCountyBarAssociationVolunteerLawyersProjectMortgageForeclosureClinicandtheSuolkCountyProBonoProject.ShealsoservesasamentorinouroLawCentersAlumni-StudentMentorProgramintheNassauCountyAcademyoLawsmentorshipprogramandtheLawyersInvolvedwithKidsEducationLIKEprogram.ShealsovolunteerswiththeLittleShelterAnimalRescueAdoptionCenterandtheBigBrothersBigSistersoLongIsland.CaptainJamesVanTachwasmentionedinanewsarticleonPRWebtitledWoundedU.S.ArmyCaptainGoestoWarZoneinAghanistan.TearticleexploreshowCaptainVanTachaVietnameseAmericanlawgraduateretiredromtheUnitedStatesArmyinMarch2009anddecidedtoreturntoawarzoneonOperationProperExitaprogramsponsoredbytheroopsFirstFoundation.Tearticleislocatedathttpwww.prweb.comreleases20133prweb10539960.htm.CaptainVanTachwasalsoeaturedinaNewYorkDailyNewsarticleonMay32013titledWoundedIraqiwarveteranreturnstotherontorproperexitwhichexploredhowheacedhisearsandmadeaterriyingreturntothewarzone.HisbravereturntotherontcaughttheattentionohisriendsatCanineCompanionsorIndependenceagroupthatpairedhimwithhisassistancedognamedLizlastyear.TegroupselectedhimasoneoitshonoreesattheannualHeartsHeroesGalaonMay9attheNewYorkHilton.HewaspairedwithLizalabgoldenretrievermixaspartoCCIsWoundedVeteranInitiative.2003MonaConwayprincipalotheConwayBusinessGroupwroteanarticlewhichappearedintheNovember2012SuolkLawyertitledTinkBeforeYouCeaseandDesistSomebody.Monaocuseshercivilpracticeonbusinesstransactionsandlitigationorsmallcommercialenterprisesassistingclientswithentityormationcontractsagreementsintellectualpropertycommercialleasesrealpropertydebtcollectionsstateandederalclaims.Priortostartingherlegalcareersheestablishedandmanagedaneventproductioncompanyoreightyears.SheisamemberoftheNewYorkStateBarAssociationtheSuolkCountyBarAssociationCommercialandCorporateLawCommitteeandisanadjunctproessoratouroLawCenter.NicoleMarmanilloassociatewithCampoloMiddeltonMcCormickLLPinitslitigationgroupwaseaturedinLongIslandBusinessNewsasWhosWhoinProessionalWomenAugust3-92012Edition.Herpracticeocusesoncomplexinsurancedeenselitigationincludingtransportationlawbuscompanyliabilitytruckinglawmotorvehiclenegligencelaborlawandpremiseliability.DanielPanicoBrookhavenownCouncilmanappearedonahalhourinterviewwithPatHalpinonMeettheLeadersmorningeditionwhichairedinAugust2012.DanielwasappointedBrookhavenownDeputySupervisorinDecember2012bytownsupervisorEdRomaine.2004JenniferBentleyanassociateintheLaborandEmploymentLawGroupatCertilmanBalinAdlerHymanLLPhasbeenelectedPresidentotheLongIslandAdvocacyCenter.Shehasservedonitsboardorthreeyears.Jennierworksprimarilywithpublicsectorlaborunionsrepresentingthemingrievancearbitrationsimproperlaborpracticeproceedingscontractnegotiationsinterestarbitrationandotheradministrativeproceedings.SheisalsoamemberotheLaborandEmploymentRelationsAssociationLERAaswellasouroLawCentersAlumniCouncil.SheisadmittedtopracticeintheStateofNewYorkCLASSNOTES WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU67CLASSNOTESandinFederalCourtboththeEasternandSouthernDistrictsaswellastheUnitedStatesCourtoAppealsortheSecondJudicialCircuit.TomasRossellihasbeenpromotedtopartnerwiththeMelvillefrmoCarterDeLucaFarrellSchmidtLLP.HejoinedthefrmasanassociateandheisadmittedtotheCourtsoftheStateofNewYorkandisregisteredtopracticebeoretheUnitedStatesPatentrademarkOce.Hepracticesintheareasointellectualpropertywithfeldsotechnologyincludingchemistrypharmacologyimmunologybiotechnologypolymertechnologypharmaceuticalscosmeceuticalsandmedicaldevices.MarjorieSharpeleadcounselwiththefrmoPhillipsAssociateslocatedinNewYorkCityhasbeenworkingonatrialontheeectodiscriminationinthecaseoanAricanAmericanwomanintheworkplace.Shehasbeenworkingonsomecasesthathavebeenmentionedinthemediarecently-intheNewYorkPostRev.triedtosinwithmeTeJournalNewsWhitePlainsOcerSuingthedepartmentandcityandonNews12WestchesterOcerJeannetteParraflessexualharassmentsuitagainstWhitePlainsPoliceDepartment.Marjorieocusesherpracticeintheareasolaborandemploymentlawdiscriminationandsexualabuseandharassment.2005AdamDAntoniohasbeenselectedastheProBonoAttorneyoftheMonthSeptember2013bytheNassauCountyBarAssociationorhisdedicationtotheNassauCountyBarAssociationMortgageForeclosureProject.Adamisanaccomplishedattorneywhohasexperienceworkinginboththepublicandprivatesectors.HewasamemberotheTouroLawReviewisamemberotheLawCentersvolunteerAlumniCouncilandhecurrentlyservesasChairotheNassauCountyBarAssociationsCommunityRelationsandPublicEducationCommittee.MichelleLeonardSmithhasbeennamedclerkotheSuperiorCourtbytheNewJerseyStateSupremeCourt.AsClerkshewilloverseetheSuperiorCourtClerksOceintheRichardJ.HughesJusticeComplexinrenton.Shewilldirecttheadministrationostaandbudgetresourcesdevelopandimplementplansortheecientoperationotheoceandimplementcourtrulespoliciesanddirectivesrelatedtocourtprocessingpublicaccesstocourtrecordsrecordsmanagementandelectronicflingocourtcases.ShewasnamedanassistantchieintheSuperiorClerksOceinJuly2012andheldthispositionuntilherpresentappointment.MatthewZangwillseniorassociatewiththeUniondalefrmoRuskinMoscouFaltischeckP.C.intheRealEstateDepartmentIDAandMunicipalDevelopmentIncentivesandEnvironmentalpracticegroupsprovidedquotesortwoQAarticleswhichappearedintherealestatesectionofTeNewYorkimesooManyCondoUnitsRentedOut5-23-13andNeighborsRefuseinaGarden7-19-2013.MatthewspracticeinvolvescommercialrealestatetransactionsincludingtheacquisitionanddispositionocommercialpropertiesthroughouttheNewYorkmetropolitanarea.HeisamemberotheboardodirectorsoTeSchoolorLanguageandCommunicationandDevelopmentanactivememberoftheGreatNeckChamberofCommercetheNewYorkStateBarAssociationandNassauCountyBarAssociation.2006AllanHollanderwasnamedpartnerattheMelvillelawfrmoBrunoGerbinoSorianoLLPinJanuary2013.Termconsistsof40attorneyswhospecializeingeneralliabilitydeenselitigationandpracticesinthefveboroughsotheCityofNewYorkandLongIsland.Allanspracticeincludescasemanagementandhandlingtrialsindeenselitigationinvolvinginsuranceraudpremisesliabilityvehicularnegligenceuninsuredandunderinsuredmotoristcoveragepropertydamageandcoverageanalysis.DavidKirschacceptedapositionatKoehlerandIsaacsLLPlocatedinNewYorkCity.HeservesasanassociateintheCriminalDisciplinaryDivisionothefrmrepresentingprivateclientsandunion-basedclienteleinandaroundtheMetropolitanNewYorkareainCriminalLaborandDisciplinaryactions.RobertJacovettiwasrecognizedinaNewYorkLawJournalarticleonApril222013asanattorneyworkingwiththeAccesstoJusticeProgram.Teprogramcelebratedamilestonecelebratingitsvolunteeroradaylawyerprogramserving10000clients.RoberthashisownlawocelocatedinRockvilleCentrepracticingintheareasoimmigrationlawdebtcollectionbankruptcyandoreclosure.HeisthecoordinatorortheBrooklynBarVolunteerLawyerProject.WilliamMadiganhasbeenpromotedtoChieoDetectivesthesecondhighestrankingspotintheSuolkCountyPoliceDepartment.HewaspromotedduringaceremonyonJanuary152013attheStallerenterortheArtsatStonyBrookUniversitywithovereighthundredpeopleinattendance.DarrenMarkshasbeenselectedbySuperLawyersMagazinetobeapartothe2013NewYorkMetroRisingStars.DarrenhasrecentlyjoinedtheManhattanfrmoBorahGoldsteinAlschulerNahinsGoidelaspartnerinthefrmsSupremeCourtDivision.InthiscapacityhewilllitigateintheNewYorkStateSupremeandFederalcourtsandbeorevariousadministrativeagencies.HepreviouslywaspartneratSmithMazureWilkinsDirectorYoungYagerman.2007AimeeL.AlixhasjoinedtheNewYorkStatelawfrmoHurwitzFineat 68THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014thefrmsLongIslandoceinMelvilleNewYork.Shepracticesintheareasoalternativedisputeresolutionappellatepracticeautomobileliabilityandpremiseliabilitywithaocusonthedeenseogeneralliabilitymattersincludingautoaccidentspremiseliabilityandpropertydamageclaims.ShehaslitigatedinthestateandederalcourtsofNewYorkincludingappellatepractice.SheisamemberotheAmericanBarAssociationandamemberotheYoungLawyersSectionoftheNewYorkStateBarAssociation.LeonardBadiaauthoredanarticleintheNovember2012SuolkLawyertitledDistrictCourtSupervisingJudgeMadelineFitzgibbonRetiringLeonardwasinstalledasadirectorotheSuolkCountyBarAssociationattheirannualdinneronJune72013.HeisMajorNewYorkStateCourtOcersCohalanCommandandisanactivememberotheLawCentersvolunteerAlumniCouncil.MitaCarrimananentertainmentlawattorneyandbandmanager-waslistedasoneofthetop10peopletoollowonTwittermusiclawresourceFollowherontwitternymusiclawyer.OneothecasessheledwascoveredintheNewYorkPostinAugust2013.Tecasewasaboutanentertainmentmarketinginvestmentmadeintoarapgroupwhichwasnothandledappropriately.RachelFreemanhasbeenappointedasSeniorUIReereeinourSchermerhornStreetBrooklynoce.ShehasbeenanAdministrativeLawJudgesinceMarchof2010.FromSeptemberof2007throughFebruaryof2010shewasanassociateattorneyatthelawfrmoDealyandSilbersteinLLP.InhernewroleshewillbeleadingthenewBrooklynappealsteam.SandraIrbyBuchananhasjoinedtheUniondalefrmoRivkinRadlerasanassociateinthefrmsLitigationAppealsPracticeGroup.PriortojoiningthefrmsheservedtheNewYorkStateCourtofAppealsholdingthetitlesoSeniorPrincipalLawClerktoanAssociateJudgeotheCourtandSeniorCourtAttorney.SheservedasamemberotheTouroLawReviewwaspresidentotheBlackLawStudentsAssociationandwasateachersassistanttotheLegalAccessEducationProgram.SheisactiveintheNewYorkStateBarAssociationwheresheisamemberotheCommitteeonDiversityandInclusion.ShealsoservedtheNewYorkStateBoardofLawExaminersasagradersince2011.OrvilleReynoldsandhiswieOromaHomaMpiarepleasedtoannouncethebirthotheirdaughterMadisonAdaorabornonSundaySeptember222013at7lbs10oz.20inches.OrvilleOromaweremarriedonSeptember302012.HeisanassistantdistrictattorneywiththeBronxDistrictAttorneysOceandsheisaseniorstaattorneyatLegalServicesintheBronx.2008AlisonLeighEpilonereceivedthe30under30awardromtheHuntingtonChamberoCommerceattheirannualrecognitioneventthatwasheldinMay2013.SheiswiththefrmoFeldmanKramerMonacolocatedinHauppaugeocusingintheareaoamilylaw.SheisanadjunctproessoratTouroLawandvolunteerscountlesshoursontheLawCentersVolunteerAlumniCouncilandwithTouroLawCentersMootCourtassistingasajudgeandpreparingtheteamsorcompetition.ToddJonesjoinedtheirmoGoldbergSegallaintheGardenCityOice.HeisamemberotheirmsWorkersCompensationandLaborandEmploymentPracticeGroups.HepreviouslywasanattorneywiththeirmoPasternackTilkerZieglerWalshStantonRomanoLLP.HehasmadepresentationstolocalorganizationsandauthoredarticlesfortheYoungLawyersSectionoftheNewYorkStateBarAssociation.HewasappointedtotheExecutiveCommitteeotheYoungLawyersSectionfortheNewYorkStateBarAssociationNYSBAandinthiscapacityheservicesasaNYSBAExecutiveCommitteeliaisonbetweentheYoungLawyersSectionandtheTortsInsuranceandCompensationLawSection.HeisalsoamemberotheBrehonLawSocietyoNassauCountyamemberofTouroLawCentersDeansAlumniAdvisoryCouncilandvolunteerAlumniCouncil.MatthewMoisanispleasedtoannouncetheopeningohisownpracticeMoisanLegalP.C.locatedinLongIslandCity.Heisanaccomplishedcorporateattorneywithextensiveexperiencehandlinggeneralcorporatemattersincludingbutnotlimitedtosecuritiesmergersandacquisitions.HerepresentspubliclyandprivatelyheldcompaniesinsecuritiesoeringsandothertypesobusinesstransactionsincludingprivateplacementscorporategovernanceandSECreporting.Heworkswithentrepreneursintheormationobusinessentitiesandrepresentsbuyersandsellersinmergersacquisitionsandrelatedtransactions.AdmittedtopracticeinthestateofNewYorkheisamemberoftheNassauCountyBarAssociationAmericanHealthLawyersAssociationNewYorkStateBarAssociationAlexanderHamiltonInnoCourtWillemCVis.InternationalCommercialMootCourtAlumniAssociationandtheAmericanBarAssociation.JessicaSparacinowasfeaturedintheJanuary2013SuolkLawyerastheProBonoAttorneyotheMonth.JessicahasherownlawpracticeSparacinoSparacinoPLLClocatedinNorthportfocusingintheareasomatrimonialandrealestatelawincludingdivorceandamilymediationmatrimonialandamilylawrealestatetransactionsoreclosuressmallclaimsestateplanningandadministrationandgeneralCLASSNOTES WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU69CLASSNOTESpractice.SheisalsoarealestatebrokeranimpartialhearingocerfortheNewYorkStateEducationDepartmentandacertieddivorcemediator.SheisamemberotheSuolkCountyBarAssociationtheNewYorkStateBarAssociationandtheSuolkCountyWomensBarAssociation.SheisalsothePhilanthropyChairotheLongIslandVillanovaUniversityAlumniChapterandamemberoouroLawCentersvolunteerAlumniCouncil.Shehasbeensoinspiredbydoingprobonoworkthatshehasappliedhervaluablebackgroundinrealestatetohermostrecentprobonocontribution.SheservesontheProBonoForeclosureSettlementProjectalongwithadedicatedpaneloattorneys.SarahSimpsonwedRudolphBaptiste08onApril262013.SarahandRudymetandbegandatingduringtheirtimeasstudentsatouroLaw.TehappycouplewasthrilledtohaveanumberotheirriendsromouroLawattheceremonyandreceptionincludingElizabethMorse10CaptainAdamKama08FerronLien08PierreBazile06andJulieCollins10.Ms.SimpsoncurrentlyservesasAssistantCounseltotheSuolkCountyLegislatureandMr.BaptisteisaSeniorAssistantCountyAttorneyortheCountyoSuolk.2009ZacharyBerilofmarriedElizabethHartonAugust172013attheWaterviewClubinBayville.ZacharyapersonalinjuryattorneyorGruenbergKellyDellainRonkonkoma.KathleenEversandherhusbandChrisarepleasedtoannouncethebirthotheirsonKeiganRaymesEversbornat104amonSeptember252013weighing7lbs12oz.20.5incheslong.JeannineM.FarinohasjoinedtheUniondalermoRivkinRadlerintheHealthServicesLitigationAppealsandProductsLiablityoxicortPracticeGroups.Sheocusesherpracticeonthedeenseoavarietyocasesincludingmedicalmalpracticetoxictortproductsliabilityandgeneralliabilitycases.SheisamemberoftheNassauCountyBarAssociationandtheNassauCountyWomensBarAssociation.BrittniFeldenkreisandherhusbandBradleyVialpandoarepleasedtoannouncethebirthotheirsonXanderMaddenVialpandobornApril92013weighing7lbs6oz.at613p.m.BrittnihasherownlawrmFeldenkreisLawPLLClocatedinPalmBeachGardensFlorida.HerareasopracticeincludeEstatePlanning-thedrafingoWillsrustsPowersoAttorneyHealthCareSurrogatesandLivingWills.Visitherwebsiteatwww.feldenkreislaw.com.ChristinaRickheeramJonathanhasjoinedthermoerenceE.SmolevinJerichoasanassociate.WhileearningherlawdegreeshesuccessullycompletedclinicalprogramswiththeSuolkCountyLegalAidSocietyandtheNewYorkStateDivisionoHumanRights.ShewasadmittedtotheNewYorkStateBarin2010aswellastheUnitedStatesDistrictCourtorboththeEasternandSouthernDistrictsin2012.Shehasoverthreeyearsosolidlitigationexperienceintheareasocriminallawmatrimonialpersonalinjuryhousingcivilprosecutionanddeenselawaswellasguardianshipsandestates.InadditiontohergeneralpracticebackgroundinMarch2013shewasappointedpursuanttoPart36oftheRulesotheChieJudgewhereinshemayserveasacourtappointedGuardianCourtEvaluatororAttorneyoranAllegedIncapacitatedPerson.SheisamemberotheQueensCountyWomensBarAssociationtheNewYorkStateandNewYorkCountyBarAssociationsaswellasthePhiEtaSigmaNationalHonorSociety.KarenE.SchwimmerhasjoinedthermoPorzioBrombergNewmanP.C.asanAssociateinthermsNewYorkCityoce.SheisamemberothermsRealEstatePracticegroup.Sheconcentratesherpracticeintheareasorealestatelawandcooperativeandcondominiumlawrepresentingcurrentandprospectivehomeownersandcommercialpropertyownerslandlordsandtenantsandcooperativeandcondominiumboards.ShehasprovidedprobonolegalservicestohomeownerswithsubprimeorunconventionalmortgagesacingdeaultororeclosurethroughtheNassauCountyBarAssociationsVolunteerLawyersProjectMortgageForeclosureClinic.SheisamemberotheNewYorkStateBarAssociationandtheNewYorkCityBarAssociation.2010AlysonBerman-LonardoandherhusbandTomasarepleasedtoannouncethebirthotheirdaughterRayannaEvabornSeptember202013at302a.m.weighing9lbs3oz.and22.5incheslong.BianaBorukhovichwasrecentlyinterviewedwithFuzionMagazineaashionmagazine.ShehasherownlawocelocatedinBrooklynpracticingintheareasoashionlawbusinesslawdivorceadoptiontrademarklawandlandlordtenant.LaneM.BubkamarriedKimberlyShalveyonSeptember152012.TeceremonyandreceptionwasheldatAtlantisMarineWorldAquariuminRiverheadwiththeHon.WilliamJ.Condonociatingattheceremony.LanehasopenedhisownlawpracticetheBubkaLawGrouplocatedinRiverheadandKim 70THETOUROLAWYERWINTER2014iswiththeSuolkCountyDistrictAttorneysOce.PriortoopeninghispracticehewaswiththeSuolkCountyDistrictAttorneysOceandisalsoanAssistantStaJ.A.G.atthe104thMAANGinWesteldMA.FoundingpartnerotheBubkaLawGroupLaneocuseshispracticeintheareasocriminaldeensebankruptcycommerciallitigationmatrimonialdisputeslandlordtenantactionsandtrustsandestates.ChristopherClarkeassociatewiththeGardenCityfrmoMorritHockHamroisamemberoftheNassauCountyBarAssociationsAccesstoJusticeCommittee.TefrmhasrecentlycreatedaormalprobonoprogramandChristopherwillbeleadingtheprogramorthefrm.Christopherpracticesintheareasocommerciallitigationandtrustsandestates.HeisamemberotheAmericanandNewYorkStateBarAssociationsaswellastheNassauCountyBarAssociationwhereheservedonitsProBonoaskForce.AlysonReppwashonoredbytheLongIslandBuildersInstituteasitsRisingStarAssociateMemberthispastSeptember.SheisanassociateattheBohemialawfrmCampoloMiddletonMcCormickLLPwheresherepresentsclientsincommercialandresidentialrealestatetransactions.ShehasbeenamemberoLIBIorthepastyearandwasrecognizedorherinvolvementinLIBIcommitteesandactivities.AsalawstudentshevolunteeredwithServiciosparaelAvancedelaMujerSEPAMujeranon-proftorganizationthatworkswithHispanicimmigrantwomenandNassauSuolkLawServices.InadditionsheinternedintheSuolkCountyAttorneysOce.ShealsowasinvolvedinourosVeteransandServiceMembersClinicprovidinglegalservicesorveteransservicemembersandtheirspouses.AlysonservesontheboardodirectorsotheSuolkCountyWomensBarAssociationandamongotherthingsisamemberotheSuolkCountyBarAssociationandboththeouroLawCenterAlumniCouncilandtheAlumniAssociation.ChristopherShishkoassociatewiththefrmoGuercioGuercioLLPisnowavillageprosecutorinMalverne.HisareasoconcentrationareineducationlawandmunicipallawandheisamemberotheNassauCountyBarAssociation.BernadetteTuthillhasjoinedtheRiverheadlawfrmowomeyLathamSheaKelleyDubinQuartararoasanassociate.Sheocusesonestateadministrationestateplanningandtaxationcorporatelawelderlawandguardianships.ShewasamemberotheTouroLawReviewnotesandcommenteditorandisamemberoftheNewYorkStateBarAssociationandtheSuolkCountyBarAssociation.PeterD.ValenzanoisanassociatewiththeRoselandNewJerseylawfrmoBrachEichlerLLCpracticingintheareaohealthlaw.PriortojoiningthefrmhewasanassociateatKirschGartenbergHowardandHyderallyAssociateswhereheparticipatedinallaspectsocivillitigationromclientintaketotrial.Hiscurrentpracticeincludesrepresentationophysiciansandhospitalsinavarietyocorporatetransactionalandregulatorymatters.BeoreenrollinginlawschoolheworkedulltimeorUnitedCerebralPalsyinNewYorkCityasaMedicaidServiceCoordinatorprovidingaccesstosocialservicestoamiliescaringorlovedoneswithdisabilitiesandspecialhealthcareneeds.HealsoservedasaninternintheOceoUnitedStatesSenatorJonS.CorzineandorthePassaicCountyCriminalCourtinPatersonNewJersey.HewaspresidentotheStudentBarAssociationwhileattendingouroLawandiscurrentlytheco-chairoftheLawCentersNewJerseyAlumniChapter.AndrewVanSingelhasjoinedtheBoardoDirectorsorCommunitySupportServicesInc.inBrookfeldIL.CommunitySupportServicesisanon-proftorganizationdedicatedtoimprovingthelivesochildrenandadultswithdevelopmentaldisabilitiesandtheiramilies.AndrewistheDirectorotheLowIncomeaxClinicatPrairieStateLegalServicesInc.whichprovidesadviceandrepresentationintaxcontroversiesorlow-incomeindividuals.HewasaneditorontheTouroLawReviewandheisanassistanteditoroTeAliateapublicationotheAmericanBarAssociation.HevolunteerswithLadderUpaChicago-basedVolunteeraxAssistanceVIAClinicthatprovidesreeincometaxpreparationorlow-incomeindividualsandamilies.HeisalsoamemberotheFinanceCommitteeorDuPageHabitatorHumanity.AshleyZimmermanhasjoinedthepracticeoMichaelE.WeinsteinAttorneyatlawinMilordPA.Sheconcentratesherpracticeintheareaocriminaldeense.AshleyhasbeeninvolvedinextensivevolunteerworkinPortJervisN.Y.2011SharonBarkumehasjoinedthefrmoCampoloMiddeltonMcCormickasocounsel.Sheocusesherpracticeonrepresentingbusinessesandindividualsinintellectualpropertymattersincludingpatentstrademarkscopyrightsandtradesecrets.TeManorvilleresidentwaspreviouslyanassociateatBarkumeAssociatesinManorville.DanaMarieCarreraandJosephSaiaJr.areengagedandplanningaJune2014wedding.DanaisanassociatewiththelawfrmoFrenkelLambertWeissWeismanGordonLLPlocatedinNewYorkCityinthermsMortgageDeaultLitigationDepartment.JosephisateacherwiththecityDepartmentoEducationinBrooklyn.ChristopherChimeriispleasedtoannouncetheormationohislawocelocatedinMassapequa.Heocuseshispracticeintheareasoamilyanddivorcelaw.HeisamemberotheAmericanBarAssociationtheNationalLGBBarAssociationtheNassauandSuolkCountyBarAssociationsandtheSuolkCLASSNOTES WWW.TOUROLAW.EDU71CLASSNOTESCountyMatrimonialBarAssociation.HeparticipatesinvariouscommitteesinthelocalBarAssociations.HeisamemberotheLawCentersvolunteerAlumniCouncilenjoysvolunteeringinhiscommunityandservesontheBoardoDirectorsotheFriendsoMassapequaWrestlingInc.JustinDominguezandRoseAbousselmanareengaged.TecoupleisplanninganAugust2014wedding.HeisanassociateattorneywiththeDruckmanLawGrouplocatedinWestbury.SheisateacherwiththecityDepartmentoEducationinBrooklyn.PatriciaSturmhasbeennamedanAccesstoJusticeChampionbytheNassauCountyBarAssociationorherprobonoworkwithSpanish-speakingindividualsintheNCBAsPro-BonoMortgageForeclosureClinicandtheirHurricaneSandyRelieClinic.ShewillbeaVISAvolunteerworkingwithouroLawwiththeschoolsdisasterrelieeorts.HerworkwillconsistoworkingwiththeStudentDisasterNetworkandtheDisasterClinic.2012RachaelDaveyandherhusbandoddarepleasedtoannouncethebirthotheirbabyboyWilliamWadeonMarch162013weighing7lbs10oz.19.5inches.RachaelisanassociatewiththeJerichormoorreLentzGamellGaryRittmasterLLPpracticingintheareasoconstructionlawandsuretylaw.ShewasanHonorsScholaramemberotheMootCourtBoardandtheStudentDirectoroStudentsHelpingStudents.SheisamemberotheLawCentersvolunteerAlumniCouncilandparticipatesintheschoolsAlumni-StudentMentorProgram.TanyaFreemanhasbeennominatedbyGovernorChristietotheBoardoGovernorsorRutgersUniversityanopeningthatarosebecauseothemergerorconsolidationoRutgerswithUniversityHospitalawaitingSenateconrmation.SheisapartnerwiththermoFreemanHughesFreemanLLClocatedinJerseyCityNewJersey.SheisamemberoftheNationalBarAssociationNewJerseyStateBarAssociationGardenStateBarAssociationandtheHudsonCountyBarAssociationFamilyLawCommittee.SheisatrusteeotheUniversityoPhoenixJerseyCityCampuschairotheJuvenileJusticeFamilyCourtSubcommitteeHudsonCountyVicinageMinorityConcernsCommitteeandapastmemberotheBoardoDirectorsotheSalvationArmyJerseyCity.SheisaqualiedFamilyLawandCivilMediator.KonstantinosKousiarisjoinedtheBankingandCommercialLendingPrac-ticeGroupatCertilmanBalinAdlerHymanLLPasanassociate.Priortojoiningthermhewasinprivatepractice.HeisamemberotheHellenicLawyersAssocia-tionandwhilealawstudenthewasamemberotheHellenicLawSociety.Hecoachedbasket-ballorveyearsortheBoysYouthDivisionofSt.NicholasGreekOrthodoxChurchinFlushingandhealsovolun-teeredoreightyearsintheareasoeventplanningandbook-keepingortheGreekChildrensFundYoungAdultDivisioninManhattan.HeisadmittedtopracticeinthestateofNewYork.HespeaksfuentGreekandconversationalSpanish.ShanaSlawitskyhasjoinedtheUniondalermoRivkinRadlerasanassociateinthermsLitigationAppealsPracticeGroup.WhileatouroLawCenterMs.Slawitskyparticipatedinnot-or-protclinicsandorganizationsandshewasawardedthePublicInterestFellowshipAwardandtheCALIExcellenceortheFutureAwardintheMortgageForeclosureandBankruptcyClinic.AsavolunteerortheIraqiReugeeAssistanceProjectshewasawriterandeditoroappealstotheUnitedNationsHighCouncilonReugeesandorganizedandresearchedlegalstandardsandledspecialimmigrationvisasorAghanistanCitizens.JamesTsimisjoinedthermosunisGasparisLustigRingKenneyinIslandia.HewasasaneditorotheTouroLawReviewandwasgiventhehonoroaddressinghisgraduatingclass.Jameswillpracticeinthermsrealestatedepartment.2013DesireeM.GarganotheLitigationPracticeGroupatCertilmanBalinAdlerHymanLLPasanassociateinthermsMelvilleoce.Shehadpreviouslyworkedatthermasanintern.ShewasaStaMemberotheTouroLawReviewshemadetheDeansListandearnedCALIAwardsorAcademicExcellenceinLegalProcessILegalProcessIIBestBrieCivilDisobedienceandAdministrativeLaw.Shewasintheacceleratedstudiesprogramandwasactiveinschoolactivities.DesireeservedasthereasurerandthenPresidentortheEnvironmentalLawSocietyledtheInternationalLawStudentsAssociationasitsEveningVicePresidentandparticipatedintheNationalEnvironmentalLawMootCourtCompetition.SheisadmittedtopracticeinthestateofNewYork.CoryMorrishasjoinedthelegalstaattheLawOcesoFrederickK.Brewington.HewasarecipientotheDavidA.BergPublicInterestFellowshipandtheHowardA.GlicksteinPublicInterestFellowship.HeservedasPresidentotheAmericanCivilLibertiesUnionstudentgroupvicepresidentothecriminaljusticesocietyatouroLawandwasamemberoourosInternationalLawReview.HealsoparticipatedintheCenterorRestorativePracticestheUnemploymentActionCenterandotherstudentgroupsandpublicinterestorganizations.UpongraduationhewastherecipientotheBrianLordMemorialAwardorhisdemonstratedcommitmenttopublicinterest.MostrecentlyhereceivedtheEqualityAwardfromtheNewYorkCivilLibertiesUnionSuolkCountyattheir50thAnniversaryGalaonOctober242013. 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