Touro’s Jewish Law Institute Hosts Program on Democracy, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law in Israel and the United States

October 17, 2018

Touro Law Center’s Jewish Law Institute launched a new program on democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in Israel and the United States, exploring several important areas of the Israeli legal system in comparative perspective. 
This new initiative features Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, who served as both Attorney General of Israel and Vice President of the Israeli Supreme Court. The program will consist of a series of presentations by Justice Rubinstein, in conversation with prominent communal figures, to be held throughout the 2018-2019 academic year at various locations in the New York metropolitan area.
The program commenced with two October events in Manhattan, the first of which was hosted at the offices of Proskauer Rose, LLP law firm, where Justice Rubinstein provided personal reflections on the Camp David Accords, which he helped negotiate forty years ago.  The following evening, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun hosted a conversation between Justice Rubinstein and Judge Michael Mukasey, former Attorney General of the United States, moderated by Harry Ballan, Dean of Touro Law Center.
The next event will be held on December 12, at the Jewish Center in Manhattan, where Justice Rubinstein will be joined by acclaimed international human rights lawyer Irwin Cotler, Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and longtime Member of Parliament. Additional events will be scheduled in the spring of 2019.

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 6,500, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs where students can earn a degree in 2, 3 or 4 years and provides four areas of concentration Additionally, Touro offers a hybrid, four-year FlexTime Program combining online and on campus learning. 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 
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 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to:


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