Touro Law Adds New Student Scholarships

August 26, 2015

Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce several new scholarships for students totaling $55K. Touro Law adjunct professors Ilene Sherwyn Cooper and her husband Mitchell J. Cooper have created the Dr. and Mrs. Albert Sherwyn and Joseph Cooper Scholarship Fund. This endowed scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student with a grade point average of at least 3.5. Additional money has been awarded to Touro Law for scholarships through the Milton Handler Foundation and three smaller foundations. These recent scholarship donations bring the total scholarship monies raised in the past two years to $1.6M.

“Scholarship support is important for our students and a main priority of our fundraising efforts,” stated Dean Salkin. “It is increasingly more important to be able to provide tuition relief to students who have proven to be dedicated to their legal studies at Touro Law. I am grateful to all who give generously for our students.”

The Coopers have been strong supporters of Touro Law Center for many years as adjunct professors, active participants/donors at the Public Interest Law event and the Annual Golf Outing. Ilene also serves on the Board of Governors. Touro Law offers 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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