Touro Law Welcomes Heather DePierro as Assistant Dean for Student Services

October 18, 2021

Touro Law Center Dean Elena B. Langan is pleased to welcome Heather DePierro as the Assistant Dean for Student Services. Heather brings fourteen years of higher education experience as well as extensive legal experience to the position.

“We look forward to having Heather join our team,” stated Dean Langan. “Her background and experience coupled with her enthusiasm for legal education make her uniquely qualified for this position that requires extensive knowledge of the academic program, student experience, and legal field. I know our students will benefit from her perspective and knowledge as she can relate to their experiences and provide sound guidance and advice.”

Most recently, Heather served as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Community Standards at Hofstra University where she was responsible for overseeing and directing all aspects of the student conduct system. Prior, she was the Director of Student Services and Advising at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she gained extensive experience working as a primary Administrative liaison for students and serving as a resource for information and guidance in both academic and person matters. Before working in higher education, Heather served as a Deputy County Attorney with the Office of the Nassau County Attorney. 

At Touro Law, DePierro will be responsible for student counseling and academic advising, overseeing more than 30 student organizations and coordinating services for students with disabilities, as well as administering exams among other roles. She will also be a member of the law school’s senior management team. 

DePierro stated, “I believe I will be able to make an important contribution to the Touro Law community and look forward to joining the team.”


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.

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 has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Illinois are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For more information, visit

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