Touro Law Announces Two New Scholarships

December 11, 2014

Touro Law Center is pleased to announce two newly created $25,000 scholarships for Touro Law students: the Tsunis Family Scholarship which will support students interested in land use and/or real estate law and the Joseph M. Marger ’89 Scholarship which will support students interested in corporate or business law. These endowed scholarships add to more than $1M in new student scholarships raised over the past year, including four in the past six weeks. 

Dean Patricia Salkin stated, “Access to an affordable legal education for all students is critically important and scholarship support, such as these two newly endowed generous gifts, are integral parts of the financing package for students.”  Salkin continued, “The Touro Law community is grateful for the leadership support of both John Tsunis and Joe Marger who make it possible for students interested in land use, corporate real estate law, corporate law and business law to pursue their passion.”
John Tsunis is Partner at Tsunis Gasparis Lustig Ring & Kenney LLP, Chairman of the Board of Gold Coast Bank and a member of the Touro Law Board of Governors. Joseph Marger is Partner at Reed Smith LLP and a member of Touro Law Board of Governors. 

Touro Law offers various scholarships and fellowships to both incoming and current students. For a complete listing of named scholarship support, visit


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art law school 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 650 and an alumni base of more than 6,000, 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.

Touro Law’s newly implemented Portals to Practice is a cutting-edge, experiential learning program that reconceives and restructures the law school experience. Portals to Practice expands the scope and quality of legal education by focusing on the development of legal professionals, from pre-law through post-graduation. 

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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