Touro Hires Asst. Dean for Career & Professional Development

December 11, 2018

Dean Harry Ballan is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Ausili as Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development. 

“Peter has been an active member of the Touro community for many years,” stated Dean Ballan. “I am confident that the experience, skills and relationships that he brings to our Office of Career & Professional Development will have a positive influence on our students and our alumni.”

In his role as Assistant Dean, Mr. Ausili will lead the law center’s Career & Professional Development team, while playing a key role in the law center’s management team. He is responsible for developing and implementing policies and practices for his office; managing a comprehensive program providing career advice, counseling, and professional development services to students and alumni; establishing and maintaining contacts with legal employers in the public and private sectors; tracking and preparing job-placement statistical information; and coordinating the efforts of his office with those of the Law Center’s other administrative departments.

Mr. Ausili spent over 25 years as a law clerk to the late Senior United States District Judge Leonard D. Wexler, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. In that capacity, he assisted Judge Wexler in managing the Alfonse M. D’Amato United States Courthouse in Central Islip, the second largest federal courthouse in the nation. He also assisted Judge Wexler in handling thousands of pretrial matters and hundreds of trials in civil and criminal actions. He worked with Judge Wexler on some of Long Island’s major federal cases of the past quarter century, including high-profile criminal cases involving senior officials of Symbol Technologies, former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke, and former Town of Oyster Bay Planning Commissioner Frederick Ippolito.

Mr. Ausili was a litigation associate at two prestigious New York City law firms: Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler. His practice included primarily commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense matters.

Mr. Ausili is a member of the Eastern District of New York’s Litigation Advisory Committee. He is a former director of the Suffolk County Bar Association (SCBA) and former chairperson of the SCBA’s Federal Courts and Labor & Employment Law committees, as well as a member and/or officer of other legal, professional, and community organizations. He has written and lectured widely on federal practice and procedure and various other topics.

Mr. Ausili graduated magna cum laude from St. John’s University School of Law, where he served as Notes and Comments Editor of the law review. He has served as a member of the law center’s adjunct faculty since 2009, teaching Evidence, Civil Procedure, and Pretrial Litigation.

The Office of Career & Professional Development's mission is to empower students and alumni to take control of their careers by providing exceptional service, highlighting Touro Law Center and its students to potential employers, and facilitating the job-search process.
To support this mission, The Office of Career & Professional Development provides individual counseling, which includes helping students to identify short- and long-term career goals, draft career-related documents, acquire competitive skills, understand job-search techniques, prepare for interviews, and develop networks to achieve individual goals.

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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