THIS SUMMER AT THE LAW CENTER
Tuesday, July 7
- On-line faculty colloquium, 1:30 p.m.
- Blood Drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 8
- NY State Judicial Institute training for Nassau/Suffolk judges, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., FCR/BDR.
- IT Summer Training Series for staff and admin, Outlook 2013, 11 a.m.-noon, Library Computer Lab, 3rd floor..
Wed.-Thurs, July 15-16
- Final exams, on-campus summer session.
Thursday, July 16
- Café closes for summer break; last day of summer LIRR shuttle bus service.
Tuesday, July 21
- On-line faculty colloquium, 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22
- IT Summer Training Series for staff and admin, EXCEL 2013, 11 a.m.-noon, Library Computer Lab, 3rd floor.
Thursday, July 23
- Land Use & Sustainable Development Law 2015 Planning and Zoning Summer School, co-sponsored by New York Planning Federation and Association of Towns of the State of New York, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m., FCR/BDR.
Wednesday, July 29
- IT Summer Training Series for staff and admin, Office 2013, 11 a.m.-noon, Library Computer Lab, 3rd floor.
- Board of Governors Summer Associate Reception (invitation only), Cherry Valley Club, Garden City.
Sunday, August 2
- Prof. T. Silver free MPRE prep course, 1-5 p.m., 210.
Tuesday, August 4
- On-line faculty colloquium, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday-Thursday, August 9-13
- First year orientation.
Thursday, August 13
- Faculty meeting, 2 p.m., FCR.
- BBQ/student organization fair. 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Friday, August 14
- Online Teaching Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, August 16
- First day of LL.M. classes.
- Clinic orientation and swearing in, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., AUD.
Monday, August 17
- First day of classes.
FALL CALENDAR FILLING FAST
The fall calendar is filling up fast with important dates and exciting events, highlighted by the Distinguished Public Interest Lawyer in Residence visit of Seymour James, Jr., Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society (left above) Wednesday-Thursday, October 28-29. Mr. James, an internationally recognized expert in criminal justice, has devoted his entire 40-year legal career to ensuring that poor New Yorkers receive high quality representation. He heads the nation’s oldest and largest not-for-profit legal services organization, with a staff of 1,100 lawyers and more than 700 social workers, investigators, paralegals and support and administrative staff. Annually, the Society handles more than 300,000 cases and legal matters for clients with civil, criminal, and juvenile rights problems. Its law reform work benefits an additional two million low-income New Yorkers. The Distinguished Public Interest Lawyer in Residsence recognizes attorneys for lifetime contributions to justice and public service. Mr. James will deliver a public lecture on Wednesdsay evening, October 28, and will also be participating in clases and meeting with students and faculty during his two-day visit.
Here’s a sample of some of the other events and programs already set for fall: first year orientation, Sunday-Thursday, August 9-13; 1L Orientation BBQ and student organization fair, Thursday, August 13, 5:15 p.m.; first day of fall semester classes, Monday, August 18; Annual golf outing, Tam O’Shanter Club, Brookville, Thursday, August 20; annual adjunct faculty dinner, Wednesday, August 26; Bainbridge Moot Court Competition, preliminary rounds, Sunday, August 23, finals Wednesday, September 16; exchange faculty from Netanya School of Law, Israel visit: Sharona Aharon-Goldenberg, Editor in Chief, Netanya Law Review and Coordinator of International Relations; and Tzipi Iser Itsiq, director of the Center for Environmental Protection, Sunday-Thursday, September 6-10; Annual Leon Lazer Supreme Court Review, Friday, October 2; the Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute, the Aging & Longevity Institute and the Long Island Housing Partnership conference, “Land Use & Zoning for Fair and Accessible Housing,” 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Friday, October 16; last day of classes Tuesday, December 8; final exams, Thursday, December 10-Wednesday, December 23. The full events calendar, updated frequently, is at http://www.tourolaw.edu/News/?pageid=162.
SUMMER EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Give Blood, Get Mets Tixx Tuesday. The Law Center, in cooperation with Long Island Blood Services, will host a blood drive on Tuesday, July 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Multi-Faith Meeting Room (MFMR), 1st floor Atrium. Donors will receive a pair of tickets to a NY Mets game. Minimum weight 110 pounds, 76 and over need a doctor’s note, for information 516.478.5031.
Planning and Zoning Summer School. The Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Institute (LUSD) will present, “2015 Planning and Zoning Summer School” on Thursday, July 23, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m., FCR/BDR. The program is co-sponsored by the New York Planning Federation and Association of Towns of the State of New York. Sessions include ethics in a land use context with Dean Patricia Salkin; insulating board actions from Article 78 challenges; planning and zoning for climate resilience, with LUSD Director Professor Sarah Adams-Schoen; and Navigating SEQR. Registration and full agenda are available at http://www.nytowns.org.
FALL ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEW DEADLINES COMING UP FAST
Many employers visit campus during the fall semester to interview students for summer and post-graduate jobs. Employers conducting on-campus interviews (OCIs) include large law firms; federal, state and local government agencies; district and county attorney’s offices; legal aid and public defenders; and public interest groups.
Here’s the catch: to participate in these interviews, you have to act now. Some application deadlines are as soon as Sunday, July 19.
If you are interested in participating (and you should be!) here’s what you have to do now: make sure your resume has been reviewed and approved by your CSO Counselor. Only students with approved resumes will be able to apply for OCIs.
Log on to Symplicity, the Law Center’s web-based job search system, to review the latest version of the Fall On-Campus Recruitment Schedule, as well as detailed application instructions and links to other essential information.
If you are not yet on Symplicity, registration is quick and easy, on the Law Center’s website, at https://law-touro-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php/pid293013?
Important: check Symplicity often. The current OCI schedule is subject to change as more employers advise us of their hiring plans.
Questions? Need a resume review? Contact your Career Counselor, 631.761.7030, or schedule an appointment on Symplicity. Counselors are available all summer, Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., other hours (including early morning, late evening and Sundays) by appointment.
Effective through Sunday, August 9:
Law Center Students Visitors
Sunday: 9 a.m.-2 a.m.* 9 a.m.-11:45 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.–2 a.m.* 8 a.m.-11:45 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.* 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. CLOSED
*From 7-8 a.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11:45 p.m.–2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, the library is open to Law Center students as a study hall only. Circulation and reference services are not available during these times. Saturday use is subject to special conditions: 1st floor only, special access door, no food. Non-Touro graduates who are taking a bar review course at Touro and who are already in the building at 2:45 p.m. on Fridays will be allowed to stay until 6 p.m. on Friday evenings; however these students will not be allowed to enter the building after 2:45 p.m. on Fridays.
Extended Bar Exam Hours
During the two weeks prior to the New York Bar Exam, Sunday, July 12-Tuesday, July 29, the Library will be open for Touro Law students only as a 24-hour study hall, except for Friday evenings-Saturday 10 a.m., in observance of the Jewish Sabbath. During these 2 weeks, the library will close on Fridays at 6 p.m. and will reopen on Saturdays at 10 a.m. With this exception, the library will remain open 24 hours a day. Students using the library after midnight must sign in and out at the security desk. Library services will not be available during the overnight period, although a security guard will be on duty.
Library hours are subject to change, updates are available at http://www.tourolaw.edu/LawLibrary/?pageid=241.
LIRR SHUTTLE BUS
Touro will offer shuttle bus service to and from the Central Islip Long Island Railroad station (CI LIRR) through the end of summer exams, Thursday, July 16:
CI LIRR to Touro: Monday-Thursday 6:18 p.m.
Touro to CI LIRR: Monday-Thursday 4:40 p.m., 9:12 p.m., 10:05 p.m.
CI LIRR schedule: http://mta.info/lirr/Timetable/Station/RonkonkomaKO3.pdf.
Public Transportation: The Suffolk County Transit 3C bus provides regular service between CI LIRR and Touro Monday-Friday, on a schedule coordinated with the arrival of eastbound trains and the departure of westbound trains. The trip takes 10-12 minutes and costs $2 (exact change) each way. The bus arrives and departs CI-LIRR from a main bus stop on Suffolk Avenue just north of the station and stops on Eastview Drive in front of the school, see http://www.sct-bus.org/schedules/3c.pdf. CI LIRR is served by Lindy’s Taxi, 631.342.1111, one-way fare @ $8.
Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m., closed Saturday-Sunday.
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, closed.
Food service continues through Thursday, July 16. Limited food service will begin with first year orientation on Monday, August 10; full service will resume on the first day of fall semester classes, Monday, August 17.
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Other hours by appointment, email@example.com, 631.761.7050.
STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR FREE MPRE COURSE
The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a two-hour, 60-question multiple choice test designed to measure knowledge of standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct. A passing grade is required for admission in all but three U.S. jurisdictions (Maryland, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico). In addition, Connecticut and New Jersey accept successful completion of a law school professional responsibility course in lieu of a passing score on the MPRE. Professor Theodore Silver, a nationally known standardized test preparation author and tutor, will offer a free MPRE prep course on Sunday, August 2, 1-5 p.m. in Room 210. The course, including all materials, is free, but advance registration is required, firstname.lastname@example.org
CITY BAR HOT PRACTICE AREA SERIES
The New York City Bar Association (NYCBA), the oldest and one of the most prestigious bar groups in the nation, is sponsoring a summer series on careers in hot practice areas, a great networking opportunity.
Thursday, July 9 Financial Compliance
Tuesday, July 21 Real Estate
Wednesday, August 12 Government
Programs feature distinguished speakers from prestigious firms, Fortune 500 corporate law departments and state and federal regulatory agencies. All programs are 6:30-8:30 p.m. at NYCBA HQ, 42 W. 44th St. $15 each for NYCBA student members (student membership is a bargain at $25/year), $30 non-members. For more on the series: http://www.nycbar.org/images/marketing/2015_city_bar_summer_series_brochure.pdf.
ORIENTATION BEGINS SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
First Year Orientation is Sunday-Thursday, August 9-13. Events begin on Sunday for all students (day and evening) with a welcome ceremony at 10:30 a.m., followed by an alumni luncheon 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., then classes on information technology, note taking and resources, along with a writing skills diagnostic, through 4:30 p.m. Sessions continue Monday, August 10, 9:30 a.m.-3:20 p.m. (day students) and 6:30-9:35 p.m. (evening students); Tuesday, August 11, 9:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (day students) and 6:30-10:10 p.m. (evening students). Sessions on Wednesday, August 12, 9:30 a.m.-2:25 p.m. (day students), 6:30-10 p.m. (evening students) include a formal pledge of professional responsibility (11:30 a.m. day students, 9:45 p.m. evening students).
As a way of emphasizing the school’s public service commitment, students will have the option of participating in a community service project on Thursday, August 13, noon-4 p.m., working on restoring an historic cemetery adjacent to campus. Orientation wraps up on Thursday (4:45-7:25 p.m. day students, 7:30-10 p.m. evening students). Thursday highlights include small group “Ask Anything” sessions with upper-level students (4:45-5:15 p.m. day students, 7:30-8:05 p.m. evening students) and a BBQ/student organization fair for all students (5:15-6:30 p.m.).
Volunteers Needed. Student volunteers are needed to help out at Orientation, as guides and greeters, taking attendance and/or administering evaluations. A large group is needed for the “Ask Anything” informal small-group Q&A sessions on Thursday, August 13. Contact Marie Fuzia, Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid, email@example.com, 631.761.7050.
SUMMER EXAM SCHEDULE
Summer exams are Wednesday-Thursday, July 15-16. All exams begin at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 15 Family Law (Silverman)
Sports Law (Zablotsky)
Thursday, July 16 Human Trafficking (Ukeiley)
Trusts & Estates (I. Cooper)
The Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av falls this year on Monday evening, August 4-Tuesday evening August 5. Tisha B’Av is the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, because of the incredible series of tragedies that have occurred on that date throughout Jewish history. Tisha B’Av (literally, the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av) is a day of mourning, primarily to commemorate the first and second Temples, both of which were destroyed on the ninth of Av (the first by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E.; the second by the Romans in 70 C.E.). Among the many other tragedies that occurred on this day were the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, the start of World War I (which began the chain of events that led to the Holocaust), and the World War II deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp. Tisha B’Av is the culmination of a three-week period of increasing mourning. From the first to the ninth of Av, observant Jews refrain from eating meat or drinking wine (except on Shabbat) and from wearing new clothing. The restrictions on Tisha B’Av itself are similar to Yom Kippur prohibitions: no eating, no drinking (even water), no washing, no bathing, no shaving, no wearing cosmetics, no working, and no studying Torah.
In observance of Tisha B’Av, there will be no classes Monday-Tuesday August 4-5, but the building and library will be open regular hours.
Illustration: Destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem by Nicholas Poussin, 1637.