Upcoming Conferences at Touro Law

Touro Law hosts a several conferences, CLE programs and distinguished speakers throughout the year.

The  29th Annual Leon D. Lazer Supreme Court Review

October 2016 Term Ending June 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Touro Law Center 
 
 
Some highlights of past conferences include: 

Benjamin N. Cardozo: Judge, Justice, Scholar

March 23-24, 2017
Touro Law Center
 
On March 23-24, 2017, Touro Law Center and the Jewish Law Institute hosted a national conference, Benjamin N. Cardozo: Judge, Justice, Scholar. More than thirty judges, lawyers, and scholars, hailing from across the United States, explored topics that included, among others: Cardozo and Contracts; Cardozo’s Judicial Style; Cardozo and the Legal Profession; Cardozo, Law, and Society; Cardozo and Judicial Decision making; Cardozo’s Jurisprudence; Cardozo and Torts, and Justice Cardozo. The conference proceedings also included a keynote address by Professor Andrew Kaufman, Cardozo’s biographer, and a video message from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore of the New York State Court of Appeals.
 
For conference videos, click here.
 

Louis D. Brandeis: An Interdisciplinary Retrospective

Thursday, March 31 - Friday, April 1, 2016
Touro Law Center
 
On March 31-April 1, 2016, Touro Law Center and the Jewish Law Institute hosted a national conference, Louis D. Brandeis: An Interdisciplinary Retrospective. More than thirty judges, lawyers, and scholars, representing a broad range of disciplines and hailing from around the United States, will explore topics that include, among others: Brandeis's groundbreaking work as a lawyer and a scholar; his commitment to his Jewish heritage; his historic appointment to the Supreme Court nearly one hundred years ago; and his jurisprudence on the Court.
 
Speakers included The Honorable Kermit Lipez, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; Lance Liebman, former Dean of Columbia Law School and former Director of the American Law Institute; Kenneth Elzinga, Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics at the University of Virginia; Hasia Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History and Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University; and Fred Lawrence, former President of Brandeis University.
 
For conference videos, click here.
 

Billy Joel & The Law

March 22-23, 2015
Touro Law Center
This conference followed in the path of previous conferences exploring connections between the work of a singer-songwriter and the American legal system. In 2005, Widener Law School hosted The Lawyer as Poet Advocate: Bruce Springsteen and the American Lawyer, and in 2011, Fordham Law School hosted Bob Dylan and the Law,co-sponsored by Touro Law Center. Building on the success of these events, we considered ways in which Billy Joel’s work relates to American law, society, and culture. Sessions offered a wide range of perspectives, including those of judges, lawyers, law professors, and music scholars. We look forward to a meaningful and entertaining event that fostered thought provoking conversations about the relevance of Billy Joel’s work to our understanding of the American legal system.
 
Click here to view the conference program. 
 
Click here to view the Touro Law Review special volume based on this conference.