Justice Sotomayor to Accept Touro Law’s Gould Book Award

Award Presentation to be Held on September 9, 2013

March 21, 2013

Touro Law Center is pleased to announce that United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will accept the Bruce K. Gould Book Award in a ceremony at the school on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 6:00 pm.

“We are truly honored that Justice Sotomayor, a role model for our students and for our community, will accept the prestigious Gould Book Award,” said Dean Patricia Salkin. “We are particularly grateful that she has agreed to meet with many of our students prior to the program to share her insight and passion for the law.”

The Gould Book award honors the best work of fiction or non-fiction on a law-related subject. Justice Sotomayor was selected for her compelling new autobiographical book My Beloved World. Justice Sotomayor is the first Hispanic and third female appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Her new book recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, offering inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

Justice Sotomayor will meet with students early in the afternoon at a private reception and then accept the award at a ceremony. For additional information, please contact Jaclyn Curtin at (631) 761-7064 or email events@tourolaw.edu.

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. New York Medical College, Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/media/.

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Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
(631) 761-7062

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