Left to right: Alan J. Schwartz, who presented the award, Brett Potash, Touro Law student and scholarship recipient; and Gene Rosen, President of the Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County.

Touro Law Student Receives Scholarship from the Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County

November 13, 2017

Touro Law full-time student Brett Potash was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Hon. Jed Orenstein Memorial Scholarship from the Jewish Law Association of Nassau County. He was awarded the scholarship at the bar association’s annual installation dinner.

Dean Harry Ballan stated, "We are grateful that the Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County has recognized Brett for all of his efforts. We are proud of Brett and extend our congratulations to him." 

Mr. Potash, who resides in Miller Place, is the president of the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA), Associate Editor for the Touro Law Review and is a member of the Touro Law Family Law/Matrimonial Clinic. 

He stated, “This scholarship is meaningful to me not only because it helps me financially, but it is a recognition of what I do as president of JLSA and what I represent. I am honored to be the inaugural recipient of this newly created annual scholarship and proud to represent Touro Law.”

Mr. Potash plans to work in the matrimonial /family law field upon graduation in May 2018.


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law 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 experience for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law is dedicated to providing hands-on learning that enables students to gain experience while offering much-needed legal services in the community.

Touro Law, which has an alumni base of more than 6,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs where students can earn a degree in 2, 3, 4 or 5 years and provides four areas of concentration. Touro Law offers several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates, including a new online LL.M. in Aging & Longevity Law. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

About the Touro College and University System 
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