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“Bob Dylan and the Law,” a Two-Day Conference Sponsored by Touro Law & Fordham Law School


March 30, 2011

Central Islip, NY – Touro Law Center and Fordham Law School are co-sponsoring a 2 day conference titled, “Bob Dylan and the Law” on April 4 and 5, 2011 at Lincoln Center. The conference will examine the legal issues discussed in Dylan’s songs and the influence his music has had on lawyers and society. Dylan’s music contains the most frequently cited song lyrics in legal journals and judicial opinions. This conference will include law professors, students, practicing attorneys and judges.
Papers presented at the conference will be published in the Fordham Urban Law Journal.

The conference was organized by Touro Law professor Samuel Levine and Fordham Professor Bruce Green. The first evening of the conference, moderated by Fordham Law graduate and DJ with WFUV Corny O’Connell,, is free and open to the public beginning at 6 pm at the McNally Amphitheater. The academic portion of the conference will take place on the second day and is not open to the public.

For further information, please contact Jessi Tamayo at (212) 636-6988 or by email at jtamayo@law.fordham.edu.


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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.

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.

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