Liberty & Justice For All Annual Dinner Recognized New Builders Society Inductees, Other Honorees, Raises Nearly $500K

May 5, 2022

Touro Law Center welcomed two new members of its Builders Society and honored several other individuals, law firms and corporations at the annual With Liberty & Justice for All dinner held on April 28, 2022 at the Garden City Hotel. The event raised nearly $500,000 to support the programs and students of Touro Law, making it the most successful in the law school’s history.  

“This 17th annual gala was a true celebration of Touro Law Center, our people, and our programs,” stated Elena B. Langan, Dean and Professor of Law. “Proceeds from the dinner enable us to provide significant scholarship support for current and incoming students. We are thankful to all who supported the dinner and continue to support Touro Law.”

At the Dinner, new members of the Builders Society are inducted, honoring individuals who have played a role in the establishment of a solid foundation for the Law Center. This year’s Builders Society inductees are John Tsunis, Executive Vice President of Alma Bank’s Private Banking Group, and Linda Howard Weissman, Assistant Dean of Institutional Advancement at Touro Law. In addition to the Builders Awards, several other honorees were recognized throughout the evening. Neal Garelik, President of Excel Global Security, received the Dean’s Medal for his extraordinary support of Touro. Mr. Garelik has been a long-time friend to Touro and has scholarships established at both the Law Center and Nursing School. Corporation of the Year award was presented to TRITEC Real Estate Co, Inc., who is currently developing an apartment complex at the site of the former Touro College School of Health Sciences. Elected Official of the Year Award was presented to The Hon. Victoria Gumbs-Moore ’00. Law Firm of the Year was presented to Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP. And the Paul S. Miller Award was presented to Dorian R. Glover ’96, former President of the Nassau County Bar Association. 

Also recognized at this year’s dinner were the 2022 Alumni Award Honorees. Law School Service Award was presented to Marjorie Mesidor Ulysse '04, Phillips & Associates, Attorneys at Law PLLC. Outstanding Young Alumni award was presented to Pallvi Babbar '12, Babbar & Associates, P.C. And the Keith Romaine Elected Official Award was presented to Keith P. Brown '94, NYS Assemblyman, 12th District.

All money raised at the dinner support scholarships and programs at Touro Law Center. For additional information about giving to Touro Law, please visit www.tourolaw.edu/giftgiving.

XXX

Touro University 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 Touro University.

Touro University – Touro University 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 has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Illinois are separately accredited institutions within Touro University. For more information, visit www.touro.edu.

For more info contact:

Patti Desrochers

Director of Communications

Request Information

Fill out my online form.