Office of Student Services & Records

The Office of Student Services and Records (OSSR) addresses quality-of-life issues affecting students and acts as a liaison among students, faculty and administration. OSSR also serves as a source of information for students by offering support and resources to enhance students’ educational experience.

OSSR also houses academic records, official student files and is a valuable resources for students. The Office assists students with registering for courses, processes transcripts and letter requests for the certification of loan deferments, Veteran’s benefits, bar loan application, bar exam eligibility and Character & Fitness documentation.

The Office is administered by Assistant Dean Heather DePierro. She provides general advising and counseling, including:

  • course selection
  • long-range course planning
  • early graduation
  • adjusting to law school
  • stress and anxiety

To make an appointment, email or call (631) 761-7050. For exam related questions or concerns, please send an email to

The office is responsible for key areas, including:

  • Disability Resources. providing confidential support for students with physical, learning, or other disabilities. Services include the development of an individualized accommodation plan, including appropriate examination modifications, such as extra time. Medical or other professional documentation may be required. To find out more, review the Handbook for Students with Disabilities or contact via email or by phone at (631) 761-7050.   

  • Counseling / Advising. All law students experience stress to one degree or another. The Law Center has a few different resources available for student advising, counseling and mental health assistance. All conversations are confidential.
Heather DePierro, is available for informal, confidential counseling regarding stress management as the result of law school or non-law-school issues, bereavement, and crisis intervention. She can also assist with advisement in regard to course selection and other academic concerns. To make an appointment, email or call (631) 761-7050.
Adriana Silva, LMSW, is a professional counselor who is available to meet with students for personal counseling on a confidential basis, by appointment, free of charge. To schedule a virtual appointment via Calendly, click here. You may also call the Office of Student Services and Records at (631) 761-7050 if you need additional assistance.
Rabbi Robert Fogel, Campus Rabbi,is available to meet with students for informal counseling. For appointments, please call (631) 761-7440 or email
The Office of Student Services publishes important information in the weekly Touro Times. Students also receive information occasionally through their Touro Law e-mail account.

Contact Us

Touro Law Center Campus
225 Eastview Drive/Room 303
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone: (631) 761-7050
Fax: (631) 761-7059
Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday  8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Heather DePierro, Assistant Dean for the Office of Student Services & Records
Disabilities Accommodations Officer
Code of Conduct Administration (including Application Amendments)
Exam Administration & Oversight
Academic Advising

Marie Koch, Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid
Academic Advising
Student Organizations
Student Community Building (socials, 1L dinners, academic programming)
Scholarship & Summer Grant Administration
Exam Administration Assistance

Michael Pinnola, Interim Registrar

Maureen Turner, Records Specialist

Jaelyn Marquez, Coodinator of Examinations & Administrative Assistant to the Office of Student Services and Records