Reception to be Held to Honor Alums, Raise Money for Loan Forgiveness

January 19, 2011

Central Islip, NY – The student-run Public Interest Law Organization of Touro (PILOT) will be hosting a wine and cheese reception to honor graduates who currently serve as elected representatives and raise money for Touro Law Center’s loan forgiveness program on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. The keynote speaker at the event will be Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, a member of Touro Law Center’s class of 1991. A suggested donation of $25 can be given at the door or paid online at

“This event is an excellent way for our current students to honor our alumni who are working in public service, while making the Touro Law community aware of our loan forgiveness program and raising money for it,” said Thomas Maligno, Executive Director of the William Randolph Hearst Public Advocacy Center and Director of Public Interest at Touro Law.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Touro Law Center’s Howard A. Glickstein Loan Forgiveness Fund. Touro Law has always had a longstanding commitment to support graduates who choose to pursue careers in the public interest. Grants are awarded on a competitive and need basis and reflect financial reality. Grants to recipients may be no more than $1,000 to $2,000 per year, but have been as high as $3,000 to $4,000 per year. As the endowment grows, the grants awarded will be adjusted accordingly.

For more information, please contact Special Events Coordinator Jillian Babcock at (631) 761-7064 or


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility 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 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, 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 is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was established in 1971 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. More than 18,000 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. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles, are separately accredited institutions governed in common by the same Board of Trustees as Touro College.
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Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
(631) 761-7062
Fax (631) 761-7069

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