MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015

THIS WEEK AT THE LAW CENTER

Monday, August 31

  • Sabra Brock, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the Touro College Graduate School of Business (TCGSB) info table on JD/MBA dual degree program with TCGSB, noon-2 p.m., café.
  • Black Law Students Association (BLSA) meets, 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., 210.
  • Latino/a American Law Students Association (LALSA) meets, 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., 209.
  • SBA rep petitions and position papers due 9 P.M.

Tuesday, September 1

  • Professor Zheng Jin, South China Normal University School of Law, Guangzhou, P.R. China arrives for year as visiting professor.
  • CSO Interview Boot Camp – prosecutors & defenders, part II, 12:30 p.m.
  • Free yoga class, 5:30-6:20 p.m., MFMR.

Wednesday, September 2

  • SBA rep election campaigning begins, through Tuesday, September 8.
  • Professor Sharona Aharony-Goldenberg, Editor-in-Chief, Netanya Law Review and Coordinator of International Relations, Netanya, Israel exchange faculty visit, through Thursday, September 10.
  • NY State Senator Tom Croci hosts John Jennings Veterans Advisory Panel, noon-2 p.m., FCR.
  • Faculty colloquium, Russell Gold, Associate Director of the Lawyering Program and Acting Assistant Professor at NYU School of Law, “Clientless Lawyers,” 12:30 p.m., ABR.
  • Honors Program Welcome Reception. 5-6:20 p.m., FCR/BDR.
  • SBA General Council meets, 10 p.m., MFMR.

Thursday, September 3

  • CSO Interview Boot Camp – private firms-part II, 12:30 p.m.
  • Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) meets, 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., 310.

COMING ATTRACTIONS

Sunday, September 6

  • Labor Day – no classes, building open regular hours.

Monday, September 7

  • Labor Day – no classes, building closed.

Tuesday, September 8

  • Professor Sharona Aharony-Goldenberg, Netanya School of Law, Netanya, Israel, student program, “Academic Boycott: an Impossible Oxymoron,” 12.30 p.m. FCR/BDR, on Spanish music festival cancellation of performance by the American Jewish rap star Matisyahu at the request of a pro-Palestinian group.
  • CSO: Resumes & Cover Letters, 12:30 and 5:30 p.m.
  • Intellectual Property Law Society meets, 12:30 p.m., 210.
  • Free yoga class, 5:30-6:20 p.m., MFMR.

Wednesday, September 9

  • Classes follow a Monday schedule.
  • SBA rep election voting, noon-8:30 p.m., Atrium.
  • CSO: Opportunities with federal, state and local government, 12:30 p.m.
  • Faculty colloquium, Professor Sharona Aharony-Goldenberg, Netanya School of Law, Netanya, Israel, 12:30 p.m., ABR.
  • Elder Law, T&E Society meets, 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., 209.

Thursday, September 10

  • 511NY Rideshare, free carpool and ridesharing service, noon-2 p.m., café.
  • Jewish Law Students Association Rosh Hashanah event, 12:30-1:20 p.m., FCR/BDR.

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DISTINGUISHED VISITING SCHOLARS ARRIVE THIS WEEK

Two distinguished international law scholars arrive for visits this week: Zheng Jin from South China Normal University (SCNU) School of Law, Guangzhou, China, and Sharona Aharony-Goldenberg, Netanya Law School, Netanya, Israel.

Joy ZhengZheng Jin, left, an Assistant Professor at South China Normal University (SCNU) School of Law, Guangzhou, Peoples Republic of China, will spend the academic year as a visiting professor at the Law Center. Professor Jin, who has been at SCNU since 2003, teaches Public International Law and World Trade Organization Law, and directs SCNU’s project on Chinese-English Bilingual Legal Education in Public International Law. She received her Bachelor of Law degree from Liaoning University, Shengyang, China; her LL.M. in International Business Law from Vrije University Amsterdam Faculty of Law, the Netherlands; and a Doctorate Degree in Public International Law from Wuhan University School of Law, Research Institute of International Law, Wuhan, China. Her areas of research interest include International Law, Human Rights Law, and International Trade & Investment Law.

Professor Sharona Aharony-Goldenberg is the Editor-in-Chief, Netanya Law Review and Coordinator of International Relations Exchange at Netanya School of Law, Netanya, Israel. She is scheduled to arrive Wednesday for a week-long visit, part of the Law Center’s faculty exchange program with Netanya Law. She received her LL.B. from Essex University, England and her LL.M. from Bar Ilan University, Israel. She teaches in the areas of Computer Law, Computer Crime, White Collar Crime, Business Law and International Business Law. She is scheduled to present a student program Tuesday, September 8, “Academic Boycott: an Impossible Oxymoron,” on the recent international incident caused when a Spanish music festival cancelled a performance by the American Orthodox Jewish rapper Matisyahu at the request of a pro-Palestinian group, 12:30 p.m., FCR/BDR; and a faculty colloquium on Wednesday, September 9, 12:30 p.m., ABR.

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PREVIEW JD/MBA WITH TOURO GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MONDAY

The dual JD/MBA degree program with the Touro College Graduate School of Business (TCGSB) enables students to earn both degrees in less time and for less money than if they had pursued each degree separately, thanks to a cross-recognition of credits. Touro Law students accepted in the program take 12 credits of business law-related courses as part of their JD curriculum, which also count toward the MBA. After finishing their JD, students complete the MBA at TCGSB (a total of 4 years for the 2 degrees) in the heart of Manhattan’s financial district. Learn more about the program from Sabra Brock, Ph.D., Interim Dean of TCGSB, Monday, August 31, noon-2 p.m., café.

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SBA REP ELECTIONS

SBA Representatives, elected from each class and division, communicate between their classes and the SBA leadership, and participate and vote at SBA General Council meetings. The schedule for petitioning, campaigning and voting:

Monday, August 31: Petitions and position papers are due by 9 p.m. in Election Chair Amy Goldenberg’s mailbox in the lower level Student Concourse. Position papers should also be emailed to amy-goldenberg@tourolaw.edu.

Wednesday, September 2 -Tuesday, September 8:  Campaigning.  Campaign rules and regulations are available from the Election Chair.  All physical campaign materials must be removed from the building by 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 8.

Wednesday-Thursday, September 9-10: Voting, noon.-8:30 p.m., Atrium.

For more information, or for rules disputes or interpretations, contact SBA Election Amy Goldenberg, amy-goldenberg@tourolaw.edu.

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CURRENT, FORMER JUDGES HIGHLIGHT FALL ADJUNCT FACULTY

Eight current or former judges are among the Fall ’15 adjunct faculty, as well as LI’s top federal prosecutor, 2 former Chief Suffolk Assistant DAs, senior partners in major firms, corporate counsel, current and former public officials and top prosecutors and defenders.

The 6 sitting judges: Emily Pines, NY State Supreme Court (Business Organizations Practice Module); Mark Cohen, NY Court of Claims/State Supreme Court (NY Criminal Practice); Jeffrey Arlen Spinner ’87, Suffolk County Court/Acting Supreme Court Justice (Mortgage Foreclosure Law); Joseph Pastorerssa, State Supreme Court (Judicial Clerkship); Andrew Crecca, State Supreme Court (Problem-Solving Justice); and James Matthews, Suffolk District Court (State & Local Government Law). The 2 former jurists: Sol Wachtler, Chief Judge, NY Court of Appeals (1st Amendment Seminar); and former Suffolk District Court Judge Stephen Ukeiley (Landlord-Tenant Law). Also, full-time faculty member Leon Lazer was an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department; Family Law Clinic Director Lewis Silverman was the Village Justice of the Village of Lake Grove; and Veterans’ Clinic Director Ken Rosenblum was a U.S. Army Military Judge for Special Courts Martial, making a total of eleven current or former judges teaching this semester. Other high-profile adjuncts include US Attorney’s Office LI Criminal Division chief Nicole Boeckmann (Federal Prosecution Clinic); John Buonora (Criminal Prosecution Clinic) and Justice Cohen are the two former Chief Suffolk ADAs. For complete adjunct bios: http://www.tourolaw.edu/AboutTouroLaw/?pageid=49.

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ROAD WORRIER? TRY RIDESHARING!

346_TLC-Rideshare-Logo-WhiteThe Office of Student Services has partnered with 511NY Rideshare, a free service of the NY State Department of Transportation, to create a Touro Law Center Rideshare webpage to help find ride matches online, and for information about public transportation, vanpools, etc. Participants will also have access to 511NY’s array of tools and information on real-time travel conditions and transit options through 511NY.org. The service enables users to create a profile and find Touro Law travelers who have similar routes and patterns and with whom rides can be shared. The system also members call or email potential rideshare partners. Register today at http://www.tourolaw.edu/AboutTouroLaw/spotlight.aspx?sid=130.  For more info, contact Marie Fuzia, Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid, mfuzia@tourolaw.edu, or attend the 511NY Rideshare info session, Thursday, September 10, noon-2 p.m., cafe.

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MORE LIRR SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE CHANGES

More changes have been made to the CI-LIRR shuttle bus schedule in response to student requests.

Two Runs Added CI-LIRR to Touro Monday-Wednesday. Two runs have been added from Central Islip LIRR to Touro Monday and Wednesday 12:30 p.m., to accommodate 1Ls who have a late start those days. These two runs are in the second week of a 2-week experimental period, and will be continued if there is sufficient ridership.

Friday shuttles to CI-LIRR now 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. The Friday shuttles from Touro to CI-LIRR, previously scheduled at 1 and 2 p.m., will now depart at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. to allow students to make the westbound trains scheduled to leave at 12:48 p.m. and 1:48 p.m.

The revised schedule (changes in bold):

CI LIRR TO TOURO

Monday-Friday 9:00, 9:40 and 10:40 a.m.

Monday and Wednesday only 12:30 p.m.

Monday-Thursday 4:20 p.m. and 6:18 p.m.

TOURO TO CI LIRR

Monday-Thursday 4:00, 4:40, 7:00, 7:50, 9:00, 10:05 p.m.

Friday 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

Public Transportation. The Suffolk County Transit 3C bus provides regularly scheduled service between Touro and the CI-LIRR station, Monday-Saturday from early morning to 7 p.m. The trip takes about 15 minutes and costs $2 (exact change required). For schedule info: http://www.sct-bus.org/schedules.html.

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FREE CAREER ADVICE FROM THE ABA

The ABA Free Career Advice Series offers monthly hour-long webinars featuring practical tips from legal career experts. The next webinar, Job Search Do’s and Don’ts, is Friday, September 11, 1-2 p.m., featuring Dan Binstock, a partner at Garrison & Sisson, a Washington, DC-based attorney search firm, and Stephanie Esenwa, an attorney and career coach who specializes in advising women in various stages of their career journey. The webinars are free to ABA members, for the full schedule and registration: http://www.americanbar.org/careercenter/aba-careeradvice-series.html.

ABAABA Law Student Membership Now Free. ABA law student membership is now free, sign up at http://apps.americanbar.org/members/abalawstudents/abalawstudents.html or contact the ABA Service Center at 800.285.2221. In addition to the webinars, ABA student membership benefits include subscriptions to the ABA Journal, eJournal, Student Lawyer magazine and the Law Student Division monthly eNewsletter; opportunities to participate in national skills and writing competitions; internships, fellowships, and clerkships; leadership opportunities at the school, regional and national levels; specialized publications and programs in 30+ practice groups; hotline for ethics questions (312.988.5323); career guidance, including job search information, trends, daily tips, advice and access to career resources; discounts on career development publications; bar review discounts; affordable health, car and renters/home insurance; and discounts on hotels, rental cars, computers, cell phones, and other products.

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

The start of the fall semester brings a wealth of bar association, law firm and corporate law department student receptions, all free and priceless networking opportunities.

ny_city_bar_assoc_logoNYC Bar Annual Law Student Welcome Reception. The New York City Bar Association (NYCBA), the oldest and most prestigious local bar association in the nation, hosts its annual Law Student Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 10, 7-9 p.m. at NYCBA HQ, 42 W, 44th St., Manhattan. Wherever you are in your law school career, a newly minted 1L or a jaded upper-level student, this is a priceless opportunity to network with attorneys and fellow law students, and meet active City Bar Committee members. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Guests must be 21+. The event is free, but registration is required, see http://www.nycbar.org/law-students/programs-and-events.

nassau-barNassau County Bar-BQ. Join CSO staff and meet and mingle with hundreds of local lawyers and judges at a free, casual, fun event, the Nassau County Bar Association’s annual “Domus on the Lawn” End-of-Summer BBQ, held on the front lawn of Domus, Thursday, September 10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Nassau Bar HQ, 15th and West Streets, Mineola. For registration info contact CSO, 631.761.7030, career@tourolaw.edu.

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TOURO BRIEFS

Updated Course Planning Guide Available Online. Questions about your requirements? What subjects to expect on the bar exam? What you need to complete a concentration? Check out the updated Course Planning Guide at http://www.tourolaw.edu/StudentResources/?pageid=95 or http://www.tourolaw.edu/pdf/Course_Planning_Guide.pdf.

Public Interest Legal Career Reception Thursday. Get an idea of the range of job and volunteer opportunities in public interest law and make valuable contacts for the future, join the Touro delegation (and nearly 100 public interest employers) at the 26th Annual Public Interest Legal Career Reception on Thursday, September 3 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), NYC. The event is co-sponsored by twenty-four law schools in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Free for students and alums, for info contact Director of Public Interest Tom Maligno, x7033, tmaligno@tourolaw.edu.

Recycle Your Papers. Enter your independent research or course paper in one of the dozens of law student writing competitions, literally from Admiralty to Zoning, win cash prizes and earn valuable resume credits. Search by topic on the Touro Law Student Services blog at http://www.tourolawoss.blogspot.com/.

Free Yoga Classes. The Law Center is bending over backwards to help you relax, with free yoga sessions for students, faculty and staff, Tuesdays September 1 and 8, October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 24 and December 1. All sessions are 5:30-6:20 p.m., MFMR. No advance reservation required, beginners welcome, wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Mincha Services. Mincha, Jewish afternoon prayer services, are held Monday-Thursday, 3:20 p.m., Synagogue, 2nd floor. For more, contact Campus Rabbi Baruch Fogel, x7440.

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HELP FOR LAW STUDENTS

Counselor in Residence. Christa Schorn, LCSW, visits the Law Center on a regular schedule throughout the semester. She is available to meet with students for personal counseling and faculty and staff for consultations. All sessions are strictly confidential. You may schedule an appointment with her by calling 516.768.7127 or emailing Christa.Schornlcsw@gmail.com. You may also contact the Office of Student Services (Room 302, x7050, studentservices@tourolaw.edu) for assistance.

Lawyer Assistance Program. The NY State Bar Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) helps lawyers and law students with alcoholism, drug abuse, stress or depression issues, and provides collateral services to family members, 800.255.0569, lap@nysba.org. All communications with LAP reps are privileged and confidential under NY State law.

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