Goods & Services Auction to be Held on March 16, 2011

February 10, 2011

Central Islip, NY – Touro Law Center’s 17th Annual Goods and Services auction will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the law school from 6-8:00 p.m. The auction is held annually to benefit Touro Law’s Public Interest Law Fellowship Program, awarding stipends to students who are dedicated to helping others through public service work during the summer. In addition, attorneys from local law firms will be honored for their dedication to public interest and pro bono work through the Public Interest Attorney of the Year Recognition Program, led by auction co-chair Lois Schlissel, Esq., managing partner of Meyer, Suozzi, English, Klein, P.C.

“The auction is our largest fundraiser for fellowships and its success depends on the participation and generosity of all involved,” said Dean Lawrence Raful. “It is important that we continue to raise enough money to support our students who are interested in public service work. Students provide important legal services for the community and these fellowships provide stipends for basic living expenses to compensate for these non-paying summer jobs.”

The evening includes both a silent and a live auction. Items for the auction are generously donated by local businesses, organizations, individuals, alumni and committee members. Prizes for this year’s auction will include sports packages, vacations, jewelry, electronics, artwork and so much more. For additional information, to nominate a Public Interest Attorney of the Year, donate an item or learn how you can help please call (631) 761-7063, e-mail or visit

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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