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Morris E. Fischer, LLC Scholarship Recipient Announced


September 4, 2012

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center is pleased to announce that Joshua D. Falda is the first-ever recipient of the Morris E. Fischer, LLC Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. This prestigious new scholarship is awarded to one full-time student who earns the highest mark in the Jewish Law class and who demonstrates a strong appreciation for the importance and contributions to Jewish Law.

Mr. Falda received his B.A. from Brooklyn College and plans to graduate from Touro Law in 2013. He plans to practice law in New York and is interested in both voter rights and campaign finance reform and return to politics after law school. He worked at Addabbo & Greenberg, a criminal defense, personal injury and real estate law firm, for two summers and was an intern with Congressman Anthony Wiener prior to attending law school. He resides in Brooklyn, NY.

The annual scholarship was started in 2012 by Touro alumni Morris E. Fischer, Esq. ’95 as a token of his gratitude to his Jewish heritage and to Touro Law Center, which fostered a nourishing and supportive environment for him in some of the most formative years of his professional and personal life. After graduating from Touro Law, Mr. Fischer began to engage in a serious course of Jewish law study, including studying several sections of the Talmud and Mishna. Touro Law offers fellowships, scholarships and incentive awards to incoming students as well as returning students, based on academic achievements.

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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: http://www.touro.edu/media/.

For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
pattid@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7062