Touro Law Receives $100K to Create the Sanford D. Garelik Scholarship

January 27, 2020

Touro Law Dean Elena B. Langan is pleased to announce the newly established Sanford D. Garelik Scholarship. The scholarship, benefiting a total of 25 students interested in criminal justice over 4 years, will be made available starting in the Fall of 2020.
“We are grateful for the generous support of Mr. Neal Garelik in memory of his father,” said Dean Langan. “This level of support for student scholarships will have an immediate impact on our students. We are pleased to be the recipient of this generous gift.”
This scholarship was named in honor of New York City public official Sanford (Sandy) D. Garelik, who also served as the New York Police Department’s first Jewish Chief Inspector. Additionally, Mr. Garelik was elected President of the New York City Council, the City’s 2nd highest elected office, from 1970-1973.  From 1975–1980, Sanford also served as Chief of the NYC Transit Police Department.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1936 at the age of 18.
Touro Law Center maintains a generous scholarship program, designed to recognize and reward exceptional academic achievement and potential of both current and entering students. In the past year, Touro Law has added, through the generosity of alumni and friends, approximately a dozen new endowed scholarships for current students in addition to the Law Center’s existing scholarships.
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law 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 experience for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law is dedicated to providing hands-on learning that enables students to gain experience while offering much-needed legal services in the community.

Touro Law, which has an alumni base of more than 6,500, offers full- and part-time JD programs where students can earn a degree in 2, 3 or 4 years and provides four areas of concentration Additionally, Touro offers a hybrid, four-year FlexTime JD Program combining online and on campus learning. Touro Law offers 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 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to:

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