Bess and Sam Zeigen Fellowship Recipient Announced

August 28, 2012

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center is pleased to announce that Francesca Brancato is the recipient of the Bess and Sam Zeigen Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. This prestigious scholarship is awarded to one full-time student who is ranked in the top 5% of the class at the beginning of their second-year.

Ms. Brancato received her B.A. from Fordham University. She plans to graduate from Touro Law in 2014 and will pursue a career in real estate law in New York. She is a member of the Touro Law Review, the Touro Law Honors Program and is a recipient of the David Berg Public Interest Fellowship. She recently completed a summer internship at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. She resides in Glen Head, NY.

Touro Law offers fellowships, scholarships and incentive awards to incoming students as well as returning students, based on academic achievements. Upon receiving this fellowship, Ms. Brancato said, “I am grateful for the generosity of the Zeigen family and am looking forward to another rewarding year at Touro Law Center.”


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles and Touro University Worldwide as separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to:
For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
(631) 761-7062

Request Information

Fill out my online form.