Touro Law Faculty Named to Leadership Roles

Faculty Members Named to Various AALS Committees/Sections

January 29, 2016

Several Touro Law faculty members have been named to key leadership roles in the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), a nonprofit whose mission is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education. Dean Patricia Salkin stated, “Touro Law faculty are active and engaged leaders in legal education reform and best practices. I am proud of their continued contributions to the legal profession and to legal education.”

Touro Law’s faculty appointments in AALS include: 
Professor Fabio Arcila, Jr. is a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section for Associate and Research Deans. Professor Arcila is the Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship Law at Touro Law in addition to his role as professor. His scholarship focuses on Fourth Amendment search and seizure law, with a general emphasis upon civil searches. He has participated in United States Supreme Court litigation during the certiorari stage in several Fourth Amendment cases, and also authored an amicus brief on behalf of Fourth Amendment historians in Jones, all pro bono.

Professors Marianne Artusio & Joan Foley were elected as Executive Committee Members for the AALS Aging and the Law section. Professor Artusio is the Director of the Elder Law Clinic and Faculty Director of the Aging and Longevity Law Institute. Professor Foley is the Kermit Gitenstein Distinguished Professor of Health Law & Policy. She teaches Legal Process and American Trial Courts - Theory and Practice in the Federal Courts. They are co-editors of a new peer-reviewed journal on Aging and Longevity Law.

Professor William Brooks is chair of the AALS Section on Disability. Professor Brooks is the Director of the Immigration Law Clinic, providing faculty supervision to students who represent clients with myriad immigration related issues. Professor Brooks has litigated numerous class action and other cases that have significantly broadened the rights of people diagnosed with mental illness

Professor Rodger Citron was elected chair of the AALS Law & Humanities Section. Professor Citron is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Touro Law. His law review articles have been published in a number of law reviews and he is a co-author of A Documentary Companion to Storming the Court (2009). His articles also have been published on Slate, Justia, and SCOTUS blog and in The National Law Journal, The Legal Times, and The Hartford Courant. From January 2007 through December 2010, he served as a reporter for the New York State Pattern Jury Instructions Committee.

Professor Richard Klein was elected to the Executive Board of the AALS Section on International Human Rights Law. Professor Klein is the Bruce K. Gould Distinguished Professor of Law and teaches courses in criminal law and international human rights. He has received numerous awards from students in appreciation of his teaching and is active with several committees of the Criminal Justice Sections of both the American Bar Association and the American Association of Law Schools, having served as Section Chair.

Dean Patricia Salkin has been appointed to the 14-member Deans' Forum Steering Committee and appointed Chair of the Committee on Sections. Active in the leadership of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association of Law Schools, she lends an important voice to legal education reform as well as to cutting edge and complex issues facing the legal profession.  She is a nationally recognized authority on land use and zoning law. 


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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