Touro Law Creates $50K Emergency Fund for Students in Need Due to Covid Crisis

April 27, 2020

Touro Law Dean Elena B. Langan is pleased to announce the creation of a fund to provide money to students in crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Access Lex Institute has provided a generous grant to Touro in the amount of $25K and the balance of the $50,000 fund has come from the generous donations of alumni, faculty, board members, friends, and other sources of emergency funding.  

“There is no way to know the full impact this pandemic is having on our student body. We do know that many of our students are in immediate financial crisis or distress as a result of it, and student well-being is our primary concern,” stated Dean Langan. “I am proud of the Touro community for coming together to offer help and am thankful to Access Lex Institute for their generosity. Every dollar we have raised will go directly to our students.”

AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping aspiring lawyers find their path to professional success, created a $5 million Law Student Emergency Relief Fund to provide direct resources to law students during this unique time. They provided grants to nonprofits and every state-affiliated ABA-approved law school in the nation, with monies going directly to each school's designated student emergency fund.

The law school’s own on-line fundraising campaign, “Touro Together” held earlier this month successfully generated donations ranging from $10 to $1,000 from close to one hundred individuals.  

Students are able to apply online for emergency grant support up to $1000 per student. Emergency grants are being considered on a rolling basis and will be distributed until the fund is depleted. Applications are being reviewed by a Committee whose members were appointed by Dean Langan.

Anyone interested in making a donation to the Student Support Fund can visit www.tourolaw.edu/tourotogether.

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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: http://www.touro.edu/news/.

For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
pattid@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7062

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