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Program Schedule

Register for Upcoming Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute Bagels with the Boards CLEs: 
Stay abreast of land use and zoning law facing New York municipal boards. Join local officials, planners, attorneys and legal scholars at Touro Law Center on the last Friday of the month for coffee and bagels and a 1-hour CLE. Registration at 8:30. Program begins at 9:00 am.
Sept. 25, 2015 -- Bagels with the Boards: topic TBD
Oct. 30, 2015 -- Bagels with the Boards: topic TBD
Nov. 20, 2015 -- Bagels with the Boards: topic TBD
Feb. 26, 2015 -- Bagels with the Boards: topic TBD
Apr. 22 -- Bagels with the Boards: topic TBD
May 27 -- Bagels with the Boards: topic TBD
June 24 -- Bagels with the Boards: topic TBD

 
The 27th Annual Leon D. Lazer Supreme Court Review
Friday, October 2, 2015
8:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Touro Law Center
 
 
A Historic Term: Supreme Court Establishes Right to Same Sex Marriage; Upholds Subsidies Under Obamacare
 
This past term of the United States Supreme Court was truly historic. The Court, in a 5-4 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, held that 
there is a constitutional right to same sex marriage. In another closely watched case the Court upheld the power of the federal government under 
Obamacare to grant tax subsidies to individuals who purchase health insurance from a federal health exchange.
 
The Court rendered a number of important decisions concerning freedom of speech, including fundraising by candidates for judicial office and state 
restrictions on messages on vanity license plates. In a controversial 5-4 decision the Court upheld the power of a state to establish a redistricting 
commission. The Court decided important cases involving the rights of criminal defendants, including the application of the Confrontation Clause 
in child abuse cases, Fourth Amendment limitations on police stops and searches, including searches of hotel guest registries, and the constitutionality 
of a lethal injection drug protocol, with two Justices opining that the death penalty is highly likely unconstitutional.
 
The Court rendered civil rights decisions involving police use of force against the mentally ill and against pretrial detainees, housing 
discrimination under the federal Fair Housing Act, employment discrimination on the basis of religion under Title VII, and claims under 
the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The Court decided a series of decisions critical to the protection of business interests, including taking 
of property claims; obligation of the EPA to consider costs in regulating power plant emissions; powers of bankruptcy court judges to 
adjudicate state law claims; and constitutional limits on state income taxation.
 
The faculty consists of highly experienced and accomplished constitutional and civil rights scholars, a law school Dean, a federal court 
judge, and a retired state court appellate judge who was Chairperson of New York Pattern Jury Instructions Committee, and a very 
experienced civil rights litigator.
 
The program is a must for anyone interested in the work of the United States Supreme Court and the development of constitutional law. 
The program is highly informative, stimulating and fast moving.
 

Land Use Planning & Zoning for Fair and Accessible Housing
Friday, October 16, 2015
9 am - 2:30 pm
Cosponsored by Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc., Touro Law's Aging & Longevity Institute, and the Long Island section of the APA NY Metro Chapter.
 
 
Second Annual Long Island Coastal Resilience Summit
March 11, 2015
 
 
For additional information, please contact the Special Events office at (631) 761-7064 or email events@tourolaw.edu.