Touro Law Associate Professor Meredith R. Miller Elected President of LeGaL

February 12, 2015

Touro Law Center is proud of Meredith R. Miller, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Solo & Small Practice Initiatives, who has been elected President of LeGaL, The LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York. Prior to being elected President of LeGaL, Miller served on the Board of Directors and as Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee.

Dean Patricia Salkin stated, “Touro Law faculty are leaders in bar associations throughout the state and country. Professor Miller’s extraordinary leadership comes from her dedication to seek justice, her commitment to serving the legal needs of the community and her zealous advocacy to improve the lives of others.  She is a role model for our students and others.” 

“I am honored to be trusted to lead LeGaL, which has played such a significant role in promoting the interests of the LGBT bar and the greater community,” said Miller. “It is such a dynamic time for the LGBT community and the organization—by the end of my tenure as President, it is very possible that we will achieve marriage equality in all fifty states.” Miller added, “I am energized about continuing the incredible work of LeGaL during such a critical and exciting time and looking forward to working with members to affect change.” 

Miller, who has taught business and employment law courses for a decade, also maintains a practice serving small businesses, freelancers, startups, and angel investors.  Prior to entering academia, she served as a staff attorney at the New York Court of Appeals and a litigation associate at Proskauer.  She graduated from Brooklyn Law School and received an LL.M. from Temple University School of Law.

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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: http://www.touro.edu/media/.

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