Professor Rodger Citron Appointed New Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

June 30, 2014

Touro Law Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce that Rodger Citron will serve as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs starting on July 1, 2014. He succeeds Deborah Post, who served for three years and will return to the faculty full time. 

“Dean Citron brings tremendous energy and dedication to our students, faculty and staff,” said Dean Salkin. “As a member of our faculty, Rodger has proven himself to be a leader who is thoughtful, resourceful and creative. I look forward to working with him as we begin the implementation of a new five year strategic plan for the Law Center.”

Touro Law has completely revamped its educational programs in response to the changing legal profession. The changes, including curricular reform, will begin this fall for incoming students but will have positive impacts on students at every level. Dean Citron will play an integral role in implementing these changes over the next several years and evaluating the success of the program. Dean Citron stated, “Touro Law is committed to experiential learning and access to justice, and I look forward to working with the Dean and the faculty to make sure we continue improving our programs in those areas.”

Citron is a graduate of Yale College, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, and Yale Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal and a recipient of the C. LaRue Munson Prize for excellence in clinical work. After law school, Citron clerked for the Hon. Thomas N. O'Neill, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Before becoming a law professor, he worked as a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice, a director at FindLaw, Inc., and an attorney-advisor at the Federal Communications Commission.

Citron's law review articles have been published in a number of journals, including the Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation, the Administrative Law Review, and the South Carolina Law Review.  In addition to the articles he has published in law reviews, Citron is a co-author of A Documentary Companion to Storming the Court (2009). His articles also have been published on Slate and SCOTUS blog and in The National Law Journal, The Legal Times, and The Hartford Courant.  Besides teaching classes and writing articles, Citron served as a reporter on the New York Pattern Jury Instructions Committee (Civil) from 2007 through 2010.  He also helped organize Touro Law Center’s conference on “Persecution through Prosecution,” which examined the Alfred Dreyfus affair and Leo Frank case and was held in Paris in July 2011.  


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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