Touro Law’s Jewish Law Institute Launches Student Scholars Program

April 29, 2015

Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce the Jewish Law Institute Student Scholars Program, providing unique opportunities for promising students with a strong interest in Jewish law. 

“This is an exciting new opportunity for a prospective law student who wishes to study the Jewish legal system,” said Dean Patricia Salkin. “Touro Law Center is rich with resources including the Jewish Law Institute and is well known within the Jewish community. This scholars program furthers our commitment to those pursuing Jewish Law.”

Following a competitive application process conducted by the Director of the Jewish Law Institute in conjunction with the Law Center’s Office of Admissions, highly qualified students will be accepted into the program and, upon enrollment at the Law Center, will receive tuition scholarships. Scholarship awards include at least one full tuition award for highly qualified applicants.

Upon entering the Law Center, the Jewish Law Institute Student Scholars will meet with the Director of the Jewish Law Institute, who will assist them in developing an individualized plan for incorporating Jewish law as part of their legal studies and law school activities. The students will meet regularly with the Director, who will continue to guide and mentor the students throughout their law school careers and beyond. The students will have special opportunities to participate in the activities of the Jewish Law Institute, to meet with leaders in the field of Jewish law, including both scholars and practicing lawyers, and to conduct research in Jewish law under the supervision of the Director of the Jewish Law Institute.

Founded under Jewish auspices by its first President, the late Dr.Bernard Lander, Touro College was chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1970. Touro Law Center was established in 1980 as part of the College, a private, not-for-profit, coeducational institution based in New York City.

Samuel Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute stated, “Touro Law is proud to have an active Jewish Law Students Association; we are home to an impressive Judaica Collection in our Gould Law Library; we have courses related to Jewish Law; and our Jewish Law Institute offers students the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities, including a Distinguished Lecture Series, conferences, scholarly publications, and programs in the Jewish community.”

Any student interested in the program should contact the Office of Admissions at (631) 760-7010.


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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Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
(631) 761-7062

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