Touro Law to Host Religiously Affiliated Law School Conference

Conference to be Held on May 2-4, 2012 Will Explore the Theme “The Place of Religion in the Law School, the University and the Practice of Law”

November 3, 2011

On May 2-4, 2012, Touro Law Center will host the biennial Conference of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools. The Conference will explore a variety of important issues related to the general theme of "The Place of Religion in the Law School, the University, and the Practice of Law." Specific topics of discussion will include, among others: the relationship between the religiously affiliated law school and the university; bringing religion into the classroom; law and religion programs and institutes; and the role of religion in the work of public interest lawyers.
Along with the formal Conference proceedings, there will be time for informal discussions among participants, on these and other issues of common interest.

“We are excited to host this conference at Touro Law, particularly since it is the first time the conference will be hosted at a law school with a Jewish affiliation,” said Samuel J. Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute at Touro Law Center. “We look forward to a meaningful conference that will have a positive and lasting impact.”

For more information on the conference, please contact Professor Samuel Levine at (631) 761-7138 or by email


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.

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 19,000 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 and Touro University Worldwide as separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to:

For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
(631) 761-7062

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