Touro Law in the News

 
December 2015
 
  • “Message to FEMA: Move Faster on Storm Claims” Long Island Herald ran the press release from the Senator’s office proposing Flood Insurance Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015 which included a quote from Melissa Luckman. Long Island Herald, December 10, 2015
  • “Medicare Weighs Proposal to pay for End-of-Life Counseling” Touro Law third year student Vanessa Cavallaro, who is studying and plans to pursue Elder Law, authored this article for the Suffolk County Bar Association’s December publication. The Suffolk Lawyer, December 2015
  • “So You Want to Be a Lawyer” Touro Law third year student George Pammer writes about the Uniform Bar Exam in the Future Lawyers Form section of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s monthly publication. The Suffolk Lawyer, December 2015
  • “Cyberlaw, Plain View Searches and Officer Inadvertence” Touro Law Professor Michelle Zakarin authored this article discussing how the legal system is forced to adapt by applying pre-technology rules to new technological scenarios. The Suffolk Lawyer, December 2015
  • “Looming First Amendment Challenges to Local Municipalities” Alum and incubator attorney Cory Morris contributed this piece to the Suffolk County Bar Association’s monthly publication. The Suffolk Lawyer, December 2015
  • “Cops Misled Dad About Troubled Son’s Jail Cell Suicide” Former Professor Peter Davis is quoted as a legal source on police misconduct in this feature report, released in parts on Newsday and News 12, titled The Seventh Precinct vs. Jack Franqui. Newsday, December 21, 2015
  • November 2015
     
  • “Local Heroes: Tom Maligno Mobilizes Touro Law to Help Immigrants” Tom Maligno is profiled as a “pillar of legal services for the poor on Long Island” and his role as the director of the PAC. Long Island Wins, November 4, 2015
  • “Michael Oren to Accept Touro Law’s Gould Book Award, November 12” The history of the Bruce K. Gould Book Award is highlighted along with this year’s recipient: Michael Oren, author of “Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide.” Five Towns Jewish Times, November 5, 2015
  • “After Superstorm Sandy Victims Faced Burdensome & Fraudulent Insurance Claims Process, Senator Gillibrand & Congresswoman Rice Push for New Legislation” Disaster Relief Clinic attorney Melissa Luckman is quoted in this article commenting on Senator Gillibrand’s proposed Flood Insurance Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015. US Senate Documents, November 30, 2015
  • October 2015

  • "A.G. Schneiderman Announces More Than $11 Million in New Funding…” Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announces Touro Law as one of two dozen recipients of funding to help prevent foreclosures and rebuild communities greatly affected by the housing crash. New York State Office of the Attorney General, October 1, 2015
  • Touro’s Legal Incubator Helps Grads Launch Practices, While Filing Community’s Needs” Touro’s Incubator program, the “Community Justice Center of Long Island,” is highlighted and discusses the attorneys’ experiences and the legal work performed. Newsday, October 5, 2015
  • Gillibrand Presses for Gun Trafficking Bill” Senator Gilibrand’s roundtable discussion at Touro with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, law-enforcement official, and gun-control activists is highlighted. Newsday, October 9, 2015
  • 500 in New York State Must Pay Total of $3.4m in Sandy Aid Back to Feds” Daniel Strafer of the Disaster Relief Clinic is quoted about FEMA’s recoupment of grant money and notes that the Clinic is getting favorable dispositions for its clients. The Associated Press, October 10, 2015
  • Dickson City Attorney Offers Legal Services to Region’s Senior Citizens” Touro Law alum Brenda Colbert is profiled as a compassionate and expert in her work with elderly clients in estate planning matters. The Times Tribune, October 11, 2015
  • Gun Debate Rages On, But Some Look for Alternate Narratives” Senator Gilibrand’s roundtable discussion at Touro Law with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, law-enforcement official, and gun-control activists is highlighted. Newsday, October 11, 2015
  • More Superstorm Sandy Fallout: The Disaster-Grant Money New Yorkers Owe Back to Feds” Daniel Strafer of the Disaster Relief Clinic is quoted about FEMA’s recoupment of grant money and notes that the Clinic is getting favorable dispositions for its clients. Newsday, October 11, 2015
  • “FEMA Looks to Get Back Millions from Sandy Victims” In a video, Daniel Strafer of the Disaster Relief Clinic discusses FEMA’s “clawback” letters and unfair policies. News 12, October 12, 2015
  • “Interest Charges Added to Sandy ‘Clawbacks’” Daniel Strafer of the Disaster Relief Clinic is quoted in regards to FEMA’s “clawback” letters and proposes the need for greater scrutiny that grant applicants must meet under FEMA’s criteria. News 12, October 12, 2015
  • “Touro Names Legal Aid Chief as Lawyer in Residence” Seymour James, attorney-in-chief of the New York City Legal Aid Society, is announced as Touro’s 2015 Public Interest Lawyer in Residence. New York Law Journal, October 16, 2015
  • Schumer Asks FEMA to Stop Using Treasury Department for Debt Collection” Daniel Strafer of the Disaster Relief Clinic discusses notice of debt letters sent to Sandy victims from the U.S. Treasury. Daniel’s work to terminate a client’s debt was also highlighted. Newsday, October 21, 2015
  • Legislator Anker Supports Touro Law’s Senior Citizen Program” Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker praises the Senior Citizens Program at Touro for free comprehensive legal services. LongIsland.com, October 21, 2015
  • James Starts His Touro Residency” Seymour James is pictured alongside Touro Law staff and students during his two-day visit as the 2015 Public Interest Lawyer in Residence. New York Law Journal, October 23, 2015
  • “After Superstorm Sandy Victims Faced Burdensome and Fraudulent Insurance Claims Process, Senator Gillibrand Announces New Reforms to Protect Homeowners” Melissa Luckman of the Disaster Relief Clinic voices her support for Senator Gillibrand’s “Flood Insurance Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015” as important for defrauded homeowners after Superstorm Sandy and for future flooding events. NewsRoom, October 25, 2015
  • GSSC Partners with Touro Law for New Patch Program” GSSC unveils its all-new Justice Patch Program in partnership with Touro Law. Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Magazine, Fall 2015, Volume 1
  • Experts Discuss How to Apply to Law School” Asst. Dean of Admissions George Justice sums up what law school admissions are looking for and how numbers do not fully define an applicant. The Ticker, October 26, 2015
  • Flood Insurance Review Plagued with Delays” Melissa Luckman of the Disaster Relief Clinic and clinic-intern Jeannette Villeda are pictured consulting with a Long Islander. Melissa is quoted in regards to FEMA’s broken promises. Newsday, October 29, 2015
  • Nassau District Attorney Race: Kate Murray Versus Madeline Singas” Professor Richard Klein weighs in on the candidates for Nassau County District Attorney and the transferability of administration skills. Long Island Press, October 30, 2015
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    September 2015
     
  • “How Legal Incubators are Trying to Train New Lawyers and Solve the ‘Justice Gap,’” Fred Rooney is quoted in this article about how legal incubators across the country are having an impact on closing the Justice Gap, California Lawyer, September 2015
  • More Than Half of Sandy Victims in FEMA Review Underpaid on Insurance,” This article details findings from a report that states more than half of homeowners were underpaid by FEMA after Superstorm Sandy. The article quotes Melissa Luckman of Touro Law’s Disaster Relief Clinic as an industry expert, Newsday, September 4, 2015
  • Law Internships Emphasize Real-World Experiences,” This article, quoting Associate Dean Myra Berman, examines the internship and externship opportunities available to law students and the impact that hands-on learning has for law students and lawyers. Long Island Business News, September 4, 2015
  • Touro’s Foley Elected V.P. of Federal Bar Association,” Kermit Gitenstein Distinguished Professor of Health Law & Policy Joan Foley was named VP of the Federal Bar Association, Long Island Business News, September 14, 2015
  • Feds Abandon Clawbacks on Sandy Payments, Extend Claims Deadline,” This article quotes Melissa Luckman as an expert on the claims process for victims and the deadline extension, Newsday, September 15, 2015
  • Counseling, New Rules Could Widen Homeownership, Study Says,” This article discusses the difficulties of getting a mortgage and references a report that was released at Touro Law, Newsday, September 18, 2015
  • Best Schools for Practical Training,” PreLaw magazine cover story on Best Schools for Practical Training includes mentions of Touro Law - Specifically, Touro Law is highlighted on page 29 for our live client guarantee, page 30 for our incubator (and we are spotlighted there); and p. 31 for our new accelerated 2 year J.D. program, PreLaw Magazine, Spring 2015
  • Why Small Law is the New Big Law,” Touro Law was listed in a placement graphic outlining how many graduates enter small law firms, PreLaw Magazine, Spring 2015
  • Leaving the Nest,” Fred Rooney is quoted in this article about incubators being integral for students looking to go into solo or small practice, PreLaw Magazine, Spring 2015
  • “How Hurricane Sandy Created ‘The Perfect Storm,’” Melissa Luckman of the Disaster Relief Clinic is quoted about her experience with insurance adjusters, insurance policies, and engineering reports following Hurricane Sandy, Property Casualty 360 – Claims Magazine, September 30, 2015
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    August 2015
     
  • “Hearsay” Touro Law’s new, innovative program with The Girl Scouts of Suffolk County – offering a justice patch to Girl Scouts who work to learn how laws are developed and the roles that lawyers and judges play – is highlighted, ABA Journal, August 2015
  • “Wives Have Protection Under Law,” Professor Sol Wachtler drafted this OpEd in response to a statement made in the media against Donald Trump, Times Union, August 4, 2015
  • What’s Left of the Voting Rights Act?,” This article cites an article published in the Touro Law Review by J. Christian Adams, New York Times Magazine, August 5, 2015 
  • Area Leaders Urge Feds to Waive Grant-Recoup Rules for Superstorm Sandy Victims,” This article talks about storm victims no longer needing to return grant money and quotes Daniel Strafer of Touro Law’s Disaster Relief Clinic, Newsday, August 13, 2015
  • “Lawmakers Seek 3 More Months to File Sandy Claims,” This article discusses asking FEMA for more time to file claims and mentions Touro Law’s Disaster Relief Clinic as the experts for Sandy victims, Star Ledger (NJ) and The Times (Trenton, NJ), August 15, 2015
  • Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyer for Digital Success,” Dean Patricia Salkin and Professor Jack Graves authored this article that appeared in a special law school section of the NYLJ discussing how technology is bringing changes to the delivery of legal services that have an impact on law school curriculum and law students, New York Law Journal, August 17, 2015
  • Touro Law School Offers Free Flood Insurance Advice for Sandy Victims,” This article provides dates and times for the free legal consultations by the Disaster Relief Clinic offered to Sandy victims throughout the community, Newsday, August 18, 2015
  • Hurricane Sandy’s Red Tape makes a Veteran Say, ‘I’d Rather Go Back to Falluja,’” This article details the arduous process of trying to process storm claims and mentions the Disaster Relief Clinic’s efforts to provide help, New York Times, August 18, 2015
  • FEMA Offers Review of Sandy Payouts Following Fraud Claims, But Some Say They’re Skeptical,” In this television profile, one family talks about his struggles since Sandy destroyed his home. Reporter Carolyn Gusoff also spoke with Melissa Luckman of the Disaster Relief Clinic to provide advice to struggling homeowners, CBS TV New York, August 19, 2015 
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    July 2015 
      
  • The Law of One” Discusses opening a solo or small practice in today’s economy and quotes Meredith Miller as an industry expert Long Island Business News, July 17, 2015
  • A Legal Lesson on Marital Rape” Professor Sol Wachtler drafted this OpEd in response to a statement made in the media against Donald Trump. Newsday, July 20, 2015
  • Long Island Hires and Promotions: Patricia E. Salkin, Touro Law Center,” Newsday’s people on the move section highlighted Dean Salkin’s new appointment as Touro graduate and professional division interim provost, Newsday, July 23, 2015
  • "Touro to Offer Legal Exams for Sabbath Observers”, Story about MPRE being offered at Touro’s Lander College of Arts and Sciences on weekdays, Jewish Press, July 31, 2015
  • June 2014 

  • Rangers winning Stanley Cup (and Dr. Oz) saved my life, profiles the story of Touro Law alum Brian Bluver, who was fighting for his life at age 13 and later became a successful attorney in NYC, New York Post, June 11, 2014

  • Only Yes Means Yes, Professor Dan Subotnik comments on a proposal in the California senate which would require colleges to change sexual assault policies, Inside Higher Ed, June 9
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    May 2014 

  • Man freed after wrongful murder conviction earns law degree, Martin Tankleff is featured in an article after earning his degree from Touro Law in the Class of 2014, New York Post, May 25, 2014.

  • Commencement 2014: Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, coverage of Touro Law Center’s graduation ceremony including recaps from commencement speaker NYS Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and class speaker Deborah Lolai, Newsday, May 25.

  • Wrongfully convicted man who spent 17 years behind bars getting his law degree, Martin Tankleff, who had a conviction for murder overturned, graduated from Touro Law, Associated Press, May 24. Also appeared in the New York Post and the ABA Journal among other national placements
  • Once Convicted of Murdering His Parents, Martin Tankleff to Get Law Degree, Martin Tankleff is featured in a news exclusive on CBS news, May 22, 2014.

  • Martin Tankleff to receive law degree Sunday, Touro Law graduate Martin Tankleff is featured in this article as a noteworthy graduate of Touro Law Class of 2014, Newsday, May 21, 2014.

  • Top 10 Northeast Law Schools Based on Employment, Touro Law ranks as one of the top law schools in the Northeast region that have the best employment numbers for the Class of 2013, JD Journal, May 16

  • Incubator workshop shines spotlight on need for affordable legal aid, Fred Rooney, director of the Internal Justice Center for Post-Graduate Development, addresses the first regional meeting of the Modest Means Incubators Project, California Bar Journal, May 2014

  • April 2014 

  • N.J.'s Superstorm Sandy victims turn to court for unpaid flood claims, Benjamin Rajotte, director of the disaster relief clinic at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, finds that New York homeowners impacted by Sandy have received 50% or less of their claims, NorthJersey.com, April 27

  • Law students lend hand to refugee applicants, Students at the Touro Law Center have formed the first Long Island chapter of the nonprofit Iraqi Refuge Assistance Project, which helps resettle refugees from war-torn countries, Newsday, April 13

  • NY Endowment Funds Study of Veterans’ Legal Issues, story on $200,000 endowment to fund students studying legal challenges facing veterans, online.wsj.com via Associated Press, April 6. Received wide coverage via Associated Press

  • North Shore-LIJ Endows $200,000 Scholarship/Fellowship Fund at Touro Law Center, announcement of establishment of fund to focus on educating students on the legal challenges facing veterans, GlobeNewsWire, April 3
  • March 2014 
     
  • Hamill: U.S. Army Capt. James Van Thach Still Helps Fellow Troops Even After 2009 Retirement, profile of alum who, upon graduation, volunteered to go to Iraq. He suffered multiple injuries and was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service, which continued until his medical retirement in 2009. He continues to help vets, even in war zones, New York Daily News, March 30. Also appeared in Long Island Jewish World

  • Captain James Van Thach: An American Hero, profile Capt. Van Thach, The Epoch Times, March 17. Also appeared in Long Island Jewish World

  • Instagram Policy Ruling Shows How To Avoid Privacy Suits, story on a ruling from a California judge rejecting a proposed class action challenging changes Instagram made to the way it handles user information. Professor Jonathan Ezor quoted on what sites need to do when making changes to privacy policies, Law360, March 12

  • Touro Law Becomes Latest to Offer Two-Year J.D., quotes Dean Patricia Salkin, New York Law Journal, March 7
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    February 2014

  • Underpayment on FEMA Flood Insurance After Superstorm Sandy, feature on families who have not been able to recover their losses following Sandy and efforts by Touro’s Disaster Relief Clinic to assist them. Clinic Director Benjamin Rajotte interviewed on camera at the clinic, ABC News, Feb. 27
  • New York's Eastern District Deciding How to Handle All the Sandy Cases, Benjamin Rajotte talks about the challenge homeowners face with insurance claims, Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog, Feb. 22
     
  • Touro Grant, news about the school’s receipt of a $40,000 grant from the Hagedorn Foundation, a Long Island-based philanthropic organization that promotes social equality, Long Island Jewish World, Feb. 21-26
  • Jews in Shanghai and China During the Holocaust, video of Dr. Pan Guang, vice chairman and professor of the Shanghai Center for International Studies, speaking at Touro about Jews who fled Europe for China, YouTube, Feb. 14
     
  • Eastern District Awash in Sandy Insurance Cases, quotes Benjamin Rajotte, director of Disaster Relief Clinic, who says most of the Sandy litigation will go to federal court because the National Flood Insurance Act dictates that lawsuits challenging flood coverage trigger federal jurisdiction, New York Law Journal, Feb. 13
  • NY Top Judge Proposes Law Students Work for Credit, New York’s chief judge unveils plans to let law students spend their last semester doing free legal work for experience and credit. Dean Patricia Salkin quoted, Associated Press, Feb. 11
  • Office Max Blunder Exposes Pitfalls For ‘Big Data’ Purveyors, feature story quoting Jonathan Ezor, professor and director of the Touro Law Center for Innovation in Business, Law and Technology, LAW360, Feb. 11. Note: to view article requires free trial. 
  • Meet J Ball’s King of Hearts, Bruce Gould, profile of Bruce Gould, Touro Law Class of 1984, who created the school’s first endowed chair and established the prestigious Bruce K. Gould Book Award. Together with his family he has named the law school library, the Gould Law Library, Heritage Florida Jewish News, Feb. 7
  • Attorney-Client Privilege Questioned After Inmate’s Call is Recorded, Professor Richard Klein interviewed on camera about sanctity of attorney-client privilege in case involving prosecutors submitting audio from an interview with a criminal defendant, I-Team, NBC New York, Feb. 4
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    January 2014
     
  • Flood Ebbs, Insurance Woes Don’t, feature story quotes Benjamin Rajotte, director of Touro Law Center’s Disaster Relief Clinic, where law students assist homeowners with their claims, The New York Times, Jan. 24
  • Suffolk Day School Engineering a New Curriculum, feature story on innovative program at Jewish Academy of Suffolk County involving Law Center teaching six and seventh graders about the law, The Jewish Week, Jan. 15
  • Martin Tankleff Gets More than $3.3 Million Settlement from New York State,  story about Martin Tankleff, 42, a Touro law student scheduled to graduate in May who received a settlement after his 1990 conviction for killing his parents was overturned. New York Daily News, Jan. 7

  • December 2013
  • Will Sandy Deadlines Be Missed to Sue for Sandy Money?, quotes Benjamin Rajotte saying homeowners still owed money will have to file federal lawsuits to preserve their rights, Newsday, Dec. 27.
  • Letters to the Editor, letter by Professor Rodger D. Citron published about the controversy surrounding Hannah Arendt’s provocative “Eichmann in Jerusalem,” The New York Times, Dec. 20
  • Kathleen Rice Takes on Bullying, Prostitution and Public Corruption, profile of alumna, class of 1991, Long Island Jewish World, Dec. 13
  • Best Law Schools for the Devout, Touro Law is ranked second in the “Top 5 Schools for Jews” list (please see page 31); Professor Samuel J. Levine is quoted on Jewish traditions followed at Touro, in “Law Schools for those of the Jewish Faith” (please see page 33); and Touro Law’s LEAP program is highlighted in the story “Should Law Schools Be Colorblind,” (please see pages 35 and 39), PreLaw Magazine, Winter 2014  
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    October 2013
  • Long Island Business News noted the new appointments of our Land Use and Sustainable Development Law and Advisory Board. Read here.
  •  Touro Law's partnership project with the Jewish Academy is covered in Newsday on October 18, 2013.
  • The October 17, 2013 issue of the Islip Bulletin highlights our Senior Citizens Law Program on Page 5 and the Disaster Relief Grant announcement is noted on page 10.
  • Touro Law's cemetery restoration project with written about in Jewish Week on October 9 and Newsday on October 13, 2013.
  • Professor Benjamin Rajotte, Director of the Disaster Relief Law Clinic, held a live chat for Newsday readers who had insurance questions relating to SuperStorm Sandy.
     
  • The Portugese American Journal covered an upcoming Kristallnacht event at the law center.
     
  • The New York Law Journal wrote an article on Touro Law being awarded a $600,000 grant for our Disaster Relief Clinic on October 15, 2013.
     
  • Professor Rajotte's Insurance Checklist for homeowners facing insurance deadlines was noted in Newsday on October 10, 2013.
     
  • Professor Rajotte was quoted in a Newsday article about the FEMA filing deadline extension for Superstorm Sandy victims.
     
  • The Associated Press wrote an article about the FEMA deadline extension that included a reference to Professor Benjamin Rajotte and the Disaster Relief Clinic on October 1, 2013. It was picked up by several news outlets including the Wall Street Journal.
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    September 2013
  • Law Firm Incubators Help Both Grads and Needy Clients, profile of and video interview with Fred Rooney, who leads the law school’s new International Center for Post-Graduate Development & Justice, a national clearinghouse for the law firm incubator and legal residency movement, ABA Journal.com, September 18, 2013.
  • The Legal Significance of the Leo Frank Case, Professor Rodger Citron writes on the conviction of Leo Frank, one of the most troubling cases in American legal history, with this year marking the 100th anniversary of the conviction, Justia.com, September 16, 2013.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits Central Islip, Receives Award for Autobiography “My Beloved World,” Justice Sotomayor’s visit to Law Center, photo with Dean Patricia Salkin, LongIsland.com, September 12, 2013.
  • Touro Honors Sotomayor As Author, photo of Justice Sotomayor receiving book award at Law Center, with Dean Salkin, President Kadish and Bruce Gould, benefactor of the award, New York Law Journal, September 11, 2013.
  • Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Visits Touro, feature story on Justice Sotomayor’s visit. Photo with Dean Patricia Salkin, Newsday, September 9, 2013. 

    Debate Heats Up Over 2-Year Law Schools, quotes Dean Salkin on talks about condensing the educational program and practical aspects of such a change, Long Island Business News, Sept. 6-12, 2013.
  • The Law Center’s ProBono Uncontested Divorce Project was named one of the 25 most innovative ideas law schools have launched in the last year, National Jurist, September.

  • August 2013
  • March on Washington commemorated at Touro Law School, on the 50th anniversary of the historic march for Civil Rights, Prof. Jeffrey Morris recounted its immeasurable impact on the country, Long Island News 12, Aug. 28
  • Firm Commitment, feature on Touro Law’s creation of incubator, the International Justice Center for Post-Graduate Development, to help grads find their footing, Long Island Business News, Aug. 26.
  • Law Schools Gain Greater Autonomy, feature story on American Bar Association reforms expected to impact law schools, with photo and commentary from Associate Dean Deborah Post, The National Law Journal, Aug. 19. Also appeared in dailyreportonline.com
  • Victims of Hurricane Katrina and Touro Law Students Help Those Affected by Sandy, feature story about law students from Louisiana, some of whom lost their homes in Katrina, visiting law school’s Disaster Relief Clinic for a week to provide legal aid for Sandy victims, The Jewish Voice, Aug. 15
  • AP wrote a story, Flood of Legal Questions Now Roils Sandy Survivors, on legal aid being offered to victims of Superstorm Sandy, highlighting the complex issues faced by homeowners and efforts of Touro Law Center’s Disaster Relief Clinic and others to solve them, quoting Dean Patricia Salkin and Clinic Director Benjamiin Rajotte, August 13, 2013.
  • These Students are on the Six-Year Plan, feature story on new “3+3” programs offered by at least two dozen law schools including Touro, quoting Dean Patricia Salkin and photo of Dean Salkin, The National Law Journal, Aug. 12. Also appeared in dailyreportonline.com
  • UCF-Barry Partnership Would Help Law Students Graduate Earlier, story on partnership program that mentions UCF’s plans to start offering an accelerated degree program with Touro Law Center, Orlando Sentinel, Aug. 6
  • July 2013

  • Q&A: Kathleen Rice, Nassau DA, interview with the Touro Law alumna, Long Island Business News, July 8, 2013.
  • In D.C., Medical Marijuana is All About Location, Location, Location, Dean Salkin quoted in story about District of Columbia and zoning and land-use restrictions related to marijuana regulation, The Atlantic Cities, July 3, 2013.
     
  • Privacy, Transparency and Google’s Blurred Glass, essay by Assistant Professor Jonathan Ezor, The Privacy Advisor, July 2013.
     
      
  • June 2013
  • Rooney Joins Touro to Advise ‘Incubators,’ story about Fred Rooney joining Law Center to lead the establishment of a resource center that will create legal residencies and ‘incubator’ programs for solo practitioners, New York Law Journal, June 28, 2013.
  • Attorneys have a ‘Lot to Analyze’ in Gauging the Impact of DOMA Ruling on Client Benefits, Associate Professor of Clinical Law Lewis Silverman quoted, New York Law Journal, June 28, 2013.
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Defense of Marriage Act, Professor Silverman served as on-air legal analyst regarding same-sex marriage cases, FiOS1 Long Island, June 26, 2013.
  • Touro Law Students Come to Aid of Sandy Victims Battling Insurance Company, feature on students from Disaster Relief Clinic volunteering in a trailer where Sandy victims are living, helping them regain their homes, CBS New York, June 19, 2013.
  • The New York Bar Foundation Grants $52,000 to Groups Helping Victims of Superstorm Sandy, announcement Law Center to participate in grant, readmedia.com, June 12, 2013.
  • Touro Law School’s Disaster Relief Clinic Helps Elderly Sandy Victims from Oakdale, News12 Long Island, June 12, 2013.
    NYCLU: Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrests, Professor Richard Klein quoted, Newsday, June 6, 2013.
     
    New Name, Focus for Touro Business Institute, story on Law Center’s Institute for Business Law and Technology, Long Island Business News, June 5
     
    Graffeo Touts Law, Law Beat column notes New York State Court of Appeals Associate Judge Victoria Graffeo received honorary degree at commencement; Dean Salkin mentioned as being remembered by local audience from her time at Albany Law School, Albany Times Union, June 5, 2013.

  • May 2013
  • Touro College 2013 Commencement, covered in Newsday, May 26, 2013.
  • Lawyers Object to Mandatory Pro Bono Reporting, story quotes Director of Pro Bono and Public Service Tom Maligno, Long Island Business News, May 14, 2013.
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    April 2013
  • Article in Newsday features free legal advice from local law students and volunteer lawyers in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Click here to read.
  • Newsday writes about Touro Law Professor Beverly McQueary Smith's retirement. Click here for article.
  • Touro Law and UCF signed an agreement for a 3+3 accelerated law program. The new partnership was highlighted in a New York Law Journal article and an article in Long Island Business News.
  • New scholarship packages for Veteran students were noted in an article in the New York Law Journal "Law Schools Increase Financial Aid for U.S. Military Veterans."
  • Professor Richard Klein is quoted in a USA Today article about the Central Park Jogger Case.
  • Newsday's article, NY Labor Laws at Center of Sandy Cleanup Contract Probes features quotes from Professor Richard Klein.
  • March 2013

  • Professor Bill Brooks is quoted in a Newsday article on a precedent-setting lawsuit by a couple who are mentally disabled and getting married but will be forced to live separately.
  • Touro Law hired Dedire Byrne as Pro Bono Student Coordinator to organize efforts of law students from across the nation who want to help Long Island's Hurricane Sandy victims as noted in Long Island Business News and New York Law Journal.
  • Director of ProBono Thomas Maligno was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article describing residents struggles with bureaucracy since Hurricane Sandy called Sandy Stirs Legal Mess
  • Touro Law students win Nassau Bar Moot Court Competition. Article appeared in the Long Island Exchange.
  •  November 2012

  • Professor Jonathan Ezor's article "Ethics Crash Course in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy" was published in Law Technology News.
  • Touro Law's new storm help relief effort TLC-HEART is featured in the National Law Journal. 
  • October 2012

  • Touro Law students and Professor Raful are highlighted in an article in the New York Law Journal titled "Few Exemptions Anticipated for New Bar Admission Mandate." Click here to read.
  • Touro Law alums Karie Keyison '12 and Benjamin Tracy '12 join the New York City Law Department. Click to read the article in The New York Law Journal. 
  • September 2012

  • The New York Law Journal profiles Dean Salkin and Touro Law Center. Click here to read.
  • Touro Law has been awarded a grant from Attorney General Schneiderman to support the work of the Mortgage Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Law Clinic. Click here to read the article in the New York Law Journal.
  • Queens DA hires 15 new assistants, including two Touro Law graduates. Click here to read.
  • August 2012
  • Dean Salkin is featured in Long Island Business News.

  • July 2012
  • Dean Salkin began her tenure at Touro Law on July 30, 2012, as noted in Newsday.
  • Dean Raful was quoted in LIBN's article on virtual lawyering.
  • June 2012

  • Jeffrey Goodstein '97 was nominated by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to the Court of Claims Bench. 
  • Tommy Galan '02 and his unique CLE program were mentioned in the ABA Journal's article on unusual CLE programs.
  • May 2012
  • Professor Richard Klein was quoted as an expert on wrongful confessions in the Arizona Daily Star.
  • Professor Richard Klein was cited as a law expert in Newsday, discussing a case involving amnesty for retirees who turn themselves in for participating in disability fraud. Click here to read article.
  • Touro Law alum Captain James Van Thach '02 was recently provided a Service Dog to assist with injuries suffered when serving in the Iraq War. Among others, he was featured in thew New York Daily News and profiled by CBS news.

  • Touro Law announced the appointment of new dean, Patricia Salkin. The announcement resulted in several stories in the press, including:
    NYLJ
    Times Union (Albany)
    Long Island Business News
    National Jurist
  • April 2012

  • Congratulations to Harold M. Somer '83, president of the Alumni Association of Touro Law Center, who has been named Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for April 2012 by the Nassau County Bar Association. Read here.
  • Touro Law alum Stephen Sharon '09 was interviewed on CBS as an internet safety expert, discussing banning online gaming for sex offenders. Click here.
  • March 2012

  • Two Suffolk County District Attorney summer internships for Hispanic students from Touro Law will be funded by the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association. Video footage was seen on Verizon Fios and printed in Newsday.
  •  February 2012

  • David Flores, evening student at Touro Law and credit counselor at  GreenPath Debt Solutions, was featured on WPIX News talking about consumer debt and credit repair. 
  • January 2012

  • Kathleen Rice '91, Nassau County District Attorney, is quoted in a Newsday  article, "DA: 2 Charged in ID Theft Tax-Return Scam."
  • Touro Law alum Matthew Daus '92, former chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission from 2001 to 2010, wrote an OpEd for the New York Times called "Hailing the Wrong Taxi".
  • Touro Law alum and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice '91, who filed criminal charges against a young man who took standardized tests for others, appears in this CBS 60 Minutes piece called "The Perfect Score: Cheating on the SAT".
  • December 2011

  • Thomas Maligno is profiled by the ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange. Read the article here.
  • November 2011

  • Dean Raful is quoted in the New York Law Journal article, "Majority of Law Schools Post Higher Pass Rates for July Exam."
  • Dean Raful is quoted in an article by Thomson Reuters about the bar pass rate, "More than half of NY law schools increase bar passage rate."
  • 3L Whitney Montgomery is featured in a National Law Journal article titled, "An Early Connection."
  • October 2011

  • Dean Raful is quoted in an article in the New York Law Journal, "Under Plan, Lawyers Who Counsel Poor Would Get Loan Help."
  • Touro Law Dean Lawrence Raful and Professor Myra Berman are named Educators to receive Leadership in the Law - Educator of the Year awards hosted by Long Island Business News.
  • September 2011

  • Touro Law professor Jonathan Ezor is quoted in Fox Business article titled,"Seven Ways to Ruin Your Resume."
  • July 2011

  • Touro Law evening student David Flores is a Certified Consumer Credit Counselor at GreenPath Debt Solutions. He was featured twice on CNN to discuss foreclosures and the housing market. View his first appearance and his second appearance on CNN.
  • April 2011

  • Touro Law co-sponsored a conference with Fordham Law School titled "Bob Dylan and the Law". The conference has received much attention in the press including the New York Times article The Legal Side of Bob Dylan.
  • March 2011

  • New pro-bono project by PILOT students featured in Long Island Business News article "LI Law Schools Create Youth Courts."
  • Touro Law and Dean Raful featured in the Wall Street Journal Blog posting, "The Incredible Shrinking Law School? It's the Vision of Two Deans."
  • Dean Lawrence Raful featured in the New York Law Journal's article "Two Deans Say They  Will Trim Entering Class"
  • Touro Law featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education's piece, "Law Schools Revamp Their Curricula to Teach Practical Skills" (login may be required).

  • February 2011
  • Professor Brooks was featured in a New York Times piece about billing patients who sue.
  • January 2011

  • Touro Law receives a B+ from PreLaw Magazine in their listing of Best Public Interest Law Schools
  • December 2010

  • Assistant Dean Charlotte Taylor’s article “The Law School Admission Committee:  What They Want (and Don’t Want) from Applicants” was published in the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Winter/Spring 2011 magazine
  • September 2010

  • 3L student Andrew Bernstein featured in National Jurist article
  • July 2010

  • Alum Judge Jeffrey Arlen Spinner '87 is the subject of this article, where Professor Leif Rubinstein is also quoted. 
  • Professor Rubinstein is interviewed with one of the clinic clients on NBC.
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