New Director of Alumni and Donor Relations Announced at Touro Law

June 15, 2015

Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce the hiring of Erica Vladimer, Class of 2013 as the new Director of Alumni and Donor Relations. 

"It is a unique opportunity for an institution when one of its own highly qualified graduates accepts an alumni position,” said Dean Salkin. “Erica Vladimer brings a passion and valuable perspective to this job, and the faculty and staff join me in welcoming her to this new role."  

Erica Vladimer, a New Jersey native, attended the University of Connecticut where she received her bachelors in Sociology. After working for a year as a Public Ally, she chose to attend law school at Touro Law Center, where she was began turning her passion for social justice into a career. After graduating from Touro in 2013, Erica accepted a position with the New York State Senate Fellowship Program as a Policy Analyst and Counsel for the Independent Democratic Conference. For a little over a year and a half, Erica focused on education policy, working with legislators and advocates to ensure students across the state receive the education they deserve. She also represented the Independent Democratic Conference in the Education and Higher Education budget negotiations. 

Erica stated, “I am extremely excited to continue my career at Touro Law. I am looking forward to putting my experience and knowledge as well as my passion for the school to use as an advocate for our alumni and an ambassador for the school.”

Touro Law graduated its first class in 1983 and has more than 6,000 alumni who are an integral part of the community and play an important role in the education and enrichment of students. Touro Law alumni serve as leaders in the profession in every area including private practice and government service. Graduates have reached the upper levels of the profession, serving as general counsel of major corporations, senior associates and partners of major law firms, distinguished solo and small firm practitioners, members of the bench and elected officials.

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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/.

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

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