42nd Annual Commencement Ceremony to Honor, Celebrate the Class of 2024

May 14, 2024

Touro Law Center’s 2024 Commencement ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY. The ceremony will include an address from Commencement Speaker the Hon. David A. Paterson, New York State 55th Governor and Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Touro & Distinguished Professor. At this year’s ceremony, 145 JD candidates will be honored including December and May graduates from the full-time, part-time and hybrid FlexTime JD programs.

“We are proud of the members of Touro Law’s class of 2024,” said Dean Elena Langan. “They are a passionate group of graduates who have already shown resilience and dedication in earning their law degrees. They are graduating law school prepared for their legal careers and all future endeavors.”

David A. Paterson became the 55th Governor of the State of New York on March 17, 2008. Governor Paterson embodies a rare combination of skills, including a unique understanding of marketplace drivers and surrounding events. He earned his B.A in History from Columbia University and his J.D. from Hofstra Law School.
Prior to becoming New York State’s 55th Governor, Governor Paterson began his political career when he was elected to represent Harlem in 1985 at the age of 31, making him the third youngest state senator in New York’s history. In 2002, he was elected Minority Leader of the New York State Senate, becoming the first African-American and blind legislative leader in the state’s history. Among his many other accomplishments and distinctions, he was honored to address the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Tickets are required to attend this year’s commencement ceremony. The entire celebration will be livestreamed. For additional information and the livestream link, please visit www.tourolaw.edu/commencement. For additional information, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at events@tourolaw.edu or call (631) 761-7040.

Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center 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 7,000, offers full- and part-time JD programs where students can earn a degree in 3 or 4 years. Additionally, Touro offers a hybrid, four-year FlexTime JD Program at both Long Island and Manhattan campuses, combining online and in-person learning. Touro Law offers several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of Touro University.

Touro University 
Touro University is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education chartered in 1970. Touro was founded primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled at Touro University’s various schools and divisions, which encompass 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 University system. For more information, visit www.touro.edu.

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Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
(631) 761-7062

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