Touro Law Receives $250K in Endowed Scholarship Support from the Kermit Gitenstein Foundation

March 18, 2014

Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce a $250,000 grant from the Kermit Gitenstein Foundation to establish scholarships for two students who will be designated as Gitenstein Scholars annually. One Gitenstein Scholar is designated for a qualified student with an interest in health law and the second will be for a qualified student interested in aging and longevity law.  

“I am extremely thankful to the Kermit Gitenstein Foundation and our Board member Steven Schlesinger for this generous donation that will directly benefit Touro Law students,” said Touro Law Dean Patricia Salkin. “This donation marks the largest endowed scholarship gift we have received to date. The designation of Gitenstein Scholars in aging and longevity law as well as health and policy complement the Law Center’s commitment to preparing students to practice in these areas of the law. These scholarships will help strengthen our programs in those areas as we continue to develop our centers of excellence.” 

Touro Law Board of Governors member Steven Schlesinger, a trustee of the Kermit Gitenstein Foundation stated, “I am pleased to provide these funds to Touro Law. I believe strongly this contribution will make a great impact for the school’s Health Law and Aging and Longevity Law programs and will benefit both Touro Law students and the legal community at large. I look forward to continuing to work with Touro Law for years to come.”

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, more than a dozen new endowed scholarships for current students in addition to the Law Center’s existing scholarships. 
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:

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