Touro Law Hosts 40th Anniversary Virtual Gala

U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice Emceed Event Honoring Historic Year

May 26, 2021

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center hosted a virtual 40th Anniversary Gala highlighting the school’s 40 year history. During the gala, several honorees were recognized including: The Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County, recipient of the Deans Medal; Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr., Suffolk County Sheriff, recipient of the Elected Official of the Year Award; Jothy Narendran ’96, co-managing partner at Jaspan Schlesinger, received the Paul S. Miller Award; and Builders Awards were presented to Lynne Adair Kramer, Director of the Court Observation Program, TAPS faculty advisor and adjunct professor of law at Touro Law; and Jeffrey Rosengarten, Senior Vice President of Operations for Touro College and University System.

“Celebrating Touro Law’s 40th anniversary throughout the past year has been a wonderful reminder of the school’s esteemed history and bright future ahead,” said Elena Langan, Dean and Professor of Law at Touro Law. “Students, faculty, and alumni have all played an integral role bringing the community together to recognize the school’s accomplishments this year while looking ahead.”

Emceed by Kathleen Rice, a proud Touro Alumna, and the U.S. Representative for New York's 4th congressional district, the evening included remarks from: Dean Elena Langan; the President of the Touro College & University System, Dr. Alan Kadish; Provost and Professor of Law, Patricia E. Salkin, the Law Center’s Board Chair, Howard Stein; as well as faculty, alumni, students, and other dignitaries. 

Bruce K. Gould, Chair of the 40th Anniversary Committee stated, “I am grateful that we were able to join together virtually and create memorable opportunities for alumni, students and friends. The gala gives context to our yearlong celebration and is the culmination of 40 years of milestones and accomplishments.” 

To view the gala, see the journal, and read honoree bios, please visit


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law 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 experience for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law is dedicated to providing hands-on learning that enables students to gain experience while offering much-needed legal services in the community.

Touro Law, which has an alumni base of more than 6,500, offers full- and part-time JD programs where students can earn a degree in 2, 3 or 4 years and provides four areas of concentration Additionally, Touro offers a hybrid, four-year FlexTime JD Program combining online and on campus learning. Touro Law offers 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 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to

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