MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015

THIS WEEK AT THE LAW CENTER

Monday, August 24

  • SBA election meetings, mandatory for candidates, 12:30 or 5:30 p.m., MFMR.
  • Dean Salkin meets with graduating PTEs, “Life After Final Year,” last hour of NY Practice, 7:30-8:10 p.m., 310.
  • Dean Salkin meets with 2-3PTEs, “Life After Second/Third Year,” last hour of Evidence, 9:15-10 p.m., 410.

Tuesday, August 25

  • CSO Interview Boot Camp – prosecutors & defenders-part I, 12:30 and 5 p.m.
  • Immigration Law Society meets, 12:30 p.m., 210.
  • Federal Bar Association EDNY Student Chapter meets, 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., 414.
  • Free yoga class, 5:30-6:20 p.m., MFMR.

Wednesday, August 26

  • Dean Salkin meets with 2FTD/3PTD, “Life After Second/Third Year,” first hour of Evidence, 10:30-11:20 a.m., FCR/BDR.
  • Dean Salkin meets with graduating day students, “Life After Final Year,” last hour of NY Practice, 12:30-1:30 p.m., AUD.
  • Faculty colloquium, Professor Hal Abramson, “Cognitive Influences that can Distort Decision-making,” 12:30 p.m., ABR.
  • Annual Adjunct Faculty Dinner: reception 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., FCR/BDR.

Thursday, August 27

  • CSO Interview Boot Camp – private firms-part I, 12:30 p.m.
  • Women’s Bar Association meets, 12:30 p.m., 209.
  • NY Immigration Coalition meets, 1-5 p.m., FCR.

Friday, August 28

  • CI Public Schools Annual Administrators’ Meeting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., FCR.

COMING ATTRACTIONS

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.

Tuesday, September 1

  • Professor Joy Zheng, 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

  • Exchange faculty from Netanya School of Law, Israel visit: Sharona Aharon-Goldenberg, Editor in Chief, Netanya Law Review and Coordinator of International Relations, through Thursday, September 10.
  • NY State Senator Tom Croci hosts John Jennings Veterans Advisory Panel, noon-2 p.m., FCR.
  • Faculty colloquium, Professor Russell Gold, NYU Lawyering Program, 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.

Sunday-Monday, September 6-7

  • No classes – Labor Day.

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BAINBRIDGE FINALS SET

Bainbridge Finalists 20152PTE Dorothy Kong and 2FT Alexis Bullard, left, emerged from the preliminary and semi-final rounds of the 33rd Annual Bainbridge Moot Court Competition held at the Law Center on Sunday, August 23, and will contest the finals on Wednesday, September 16, at 4 p.m. in the AUD. Congratulations also to semifinalists Alida Marcos and Monique Pahuja, and to the other competitors who, in addition to the semi-finalists and finalists, earned membership in the Moot Court Honors Board: Clayton Bowman, Jamie Eliassaint, Stephanie Hibbert, Kimberly Siegel, and Rochelle Sorensen.

In the competition, named for former Law Center Dean John S. Bainbridge, 2Ls write briefs and participate in oral arguments before panels of judges and lawyers. Successful competitors are invited to join the Moot Court Honors Board, the Law Center’s elite interschool appellate advocacy team.

This year’s problem involves the First Amendment right to video record police-citizen encounters.

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“LIFE AFTER” MEETINGS WITH DEAN SALKIN THIS WEEK

Dean Patricia Salkin, joined by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Rodger Citron, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning Myra Berman, Assistant Dean for Student Services Charlotte Taylor and Registrar Paula Kutch, will host a series of “Life After” mandatory meetings for upper level students this week.

The agenda will include graduation requirements; creating a to-do list for the year; important deadlines, including graduation audit (an official in-person record review that assures the timely completion of graduation and bar eligibility requirements); important suggestions for bar and MPRE prep; and for graduating students, info about commencement.

Meetings will take place during required classes, see schedule, below:

Life After Final Year (evening students) – last hour of New York Practice – Monday, August 24 7:30-8:10 p.m., 310

Life After Final Year (day students) – last hour of New York Practice -Wednesday, August 26, 12:30-1:20 p.m., AUD

Life After Second Year FT/Third Year PT (evening students) – last hour of Evidence, Monday, August 24, 9:15-10 p.m., 410

Life After Second Year FT/Third Year PT (day students) – first hour of Evidence, Wednesday, August 26, 10:30-11:20 a.m., FCR/BDR (Evidence classes will continue in regularly assigned rooms at the end of the meeting).

For information: Office of Student Services, Room 302, x7050, studentservices@tourolaw.edu.

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CSO DA/DEFENDER AND PRIVATE FIRM INTERVIEW BOOT CAMPS START THIS WEEK

These intensive sessions are designed to help 3 and 4Ls hone interview skills, address individual weaknesses, and learn from each other, practicing attorneys and Career Services counselors. Two or three-member panels interview and critique teams of 4-5 students on the first day. Then, come back on the second day to see how you and your teammates have improved. Prosecutors & Defenders: Tuesdays, August 25 12:30 and 5 p.m. and September 1, 12:30 p.m.; Private Firms: Thursdays, August 27 and September 3, 12:30 p.m.. For each of the Boot Camps, students must commit to BOTH days. For registration and info, contact CSO, Room 306, x7030, career@tourolaw.edu or register on Symplicity.

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FALL 2015 CLINIC OPENINGS

Schedule changes can be made Monday-Friday, August 24-28 with permission of the Assistant Dean for Student Services, so it is still possible to add courses and clinics. There are clinic openings in Bankruptcy (day session), Elder Law, Immigration and Mortgage Foreclosure. For evening students, the Small Business and Not-for-Profit and the Bankruptcy Clinic (evening session) have a few slots still available. If interested, contact Director of Clinical Programs Professor Leif Rubinstein, LRubinstein@tourolaw.edu or stop by the Clinic Office (first floor Atrium).

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1L “STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS” PODCAST

stropus taylor 3e coverAssistant Dean for Student Services Charlotte Taylor and Dean Patricia Salkin discuss making the transition from undergraduate to law school study, in the latest edition of the “On the Docket” podcast series, at https://videos.tourolaw.edu/media/0_k0lb0ql7. Dean Taylor, co-author of Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School: Strategies for Success (3rd Edition, Carolina Academic Press 2014) reviews how law school study is different from undergraduate work, and how students have to change their study strategy to achieve success. After listening to the podcast, Professor Richard Klein commented to Dean Taylor, “You really were excellent. I’m going to tell my day and night 1L classes tomorrow that they should all listen to it.”

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LIRR SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE REVISED

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

Two Runs Added CI-LIRR to Touro M-W. Two new 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 on a 2-week experimental basis to assess ridership.

Friday shuttle to CI-LIRR now 12:30 p.m. The first Friday shuttle from Touro to CI-LIRR, previously scheduled at 1 p.m. will now depart at 12:30 p.m. to allow students whose classes end at 12:20 p.m. to make the westbound train scheduled to leave at 12:48 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 2:00 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 7:00 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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FROM SBA PRESIDENT GEORGE PAMMER

George PammerCongratulations on the completion of the first week of school. I am sure everyone is starting to fall into a routine and what better way to fill that routine than with a position on a committee. The Student Bar Association has a seat on almost all of the faculty committees as well as hosting several SBA committees. Faculty committees include Advocacy Programs, Awards and Graduation, Career Development and Judicial Clerkships and the Public Interest Committee. SBA committees include the Cafeteria, Marketing and Mental Health.

These committees are responsible for their appropriate meetings, discussion with associated faculty and creating committee reports and presenting them at the SBA General Council Meetings when necessary. This is a great way to make a difference for your fellow students while getting to know faculty, and in some cases alumni, much better. For more information please email touro-sba@tourolaw.edu.

Elections. The SBA will be holding elections for all 1L representative positions, as well as vacancies in other rep positions. All representatives have a seat on the General Council and priority for committee positions. The following representative positions are available: 1L Day (3 positions); 1L Evening (2 positions); one each of the following: 2 Year Program, 2L Evening, 3L Evening, 4L and 5L.

Candidates must attend one of the mandatory election meetings on Monday, August 24, 12:30 or 5:30 p.m., Multifaith Meeting Room (MFMR-1st floor Atrium). The meetings will cover rules and regulations for the elections and campaigning as well as the petition sheets to gather signatures to qualify for the ballot. Any questions should be directed to Elections Committee chair Amy Goldenberg, amy-goldenberg@tourolaw.edu.

Meetings. The first SBA General Council meeting on Wednesday, August 19 had a fantastic turnout, especially by new 1Ls. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 2 at 10 p.m. in the MFMR. All are invited to attend. We will be doing our best to send out the agenda for the meeting to all students at least 24 hours in advance.

Student Social editedEvents. Our first Student Social, Thursday evening, August 13 at Maxwell’s Pub on Main Street in Islip was a resounding success. We will be planning more Socials in the coming months. We also held the “Earn Your Duck Doctorate” event on Sunday, August 23 at Bethpage Park, home of the Long Island Ducks baseball team. It was well attended by alumni, faculty and students. The SBA is currently working on future events such as a law-related film festival, a comedy show and a Massage Day de-stress event.

Social Media. All of our events are posted on our Facebook page. Please sign up at https://www.facebook.com/groups/358952940907687/ or search Student Bar Association Touro Law. We are also on Instagram as TOUROLAWSBA and on Twitter @TouroSBA. Make sure to follow us and do not miss out on events, news and pictures!

Office Hours. I am available to any student who may need to talk or has questions. The SBA office is located on the Student Concourse just behind the pool table. I am usually in the office Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 4:30-6 p.m. You can also email me for an appointment at other times at George-pammer@tourolaw.edu.

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STUDENT HANDBOOK UPDATED

The Student Handbook has been updated for the 2015-2017 academic years. All students are expected to follow all of the rules and regulations in the Student Handbook, Code of Conduct and any other rules announced via email or in any other publication (such as the Registration Materials). Lack of knowledge of the rules is no excuse for non-compliance with the rules. Students are encouraged to review the Student Handbook periodically. The following sections have been revised, updated or added to the Student Handbook:

Academic Standards (for students starting in January 2016) (NEW)

Admission to the Bar

Bursar

Career Services

Classroom Responsibilities (NEW)

Courses satisfying the Perspective Requirement

Email Policy

Financial Aid

Graduation Honors

Honors Program

Independent Research

Leave of Absence Policy

Library Policies

Maximum/Minimum Credits

Outside Employment

Pro Bono Scholars Program (NEW)

Touro College and Touro Law Center (NEW)

Academic Integrity Policy (NEW)

Withholding Grades (NEW)

You can view the Handbook online at: http://www.tourolaw.edu/StudentResources/student-handbook, or, at www.tourolaw.edu, hover over Student Resources and click on Student Handbook.

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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 of which are 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

Public Interest Legal Career Reception. 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, 2015 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.

Free Yoga Classes Begin This Week. The Law Center offers a new twist on helping you relax, with free yoga sessions for students, faculty and staff, Tuesdays August 25, 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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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

It’s the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College, but who are the people behind the names?

Judah TouroTouro. Touro College, the Law Center’s parent institution, is named for Isaac Touro and his son, Judah Touro (left), leaders of early America who represent the ideals upon which the College bases its mission. Isaac Touro was born in Holland, the descendant of Portuguese Jews who fled the Inquisition in the 15th Century. A rabbi, he emigrated to the United States in 1760, and two years later was named the spiritual leader of a congregation in Newport, Rhode Island that still bears his name. The Touro Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in the United States and the only one that remains from the colonial era. President George Washington, in his famous 1790 letter to “The Hebrew Congregation in Newport,” pledged that the new nation would “give to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” setting the standard for religious freedom in the new nation. Isaac’s son, Judah, overcame a childhood of poverty brought on by the Revolutionary war, became a prosperous merchant in New Orleans, survived a serious wound suffered while fighting under General Andrew Jackson against the British in the War of 1812, and went on to a life marked by extraordinary patriotism and philanthropy. His generosity helped fund Jewish and non-Jewish causes, including the first public hospital in the nation, which survives today in New Orleans as the Touro Infirmary, the first free library on this continent, and pioneering Jewish settlements in Jerusalem. It should come as no surprise, given the family’s extraordinary determination, that “touro” in Portuguese means “bull”.

Judge FuchsbergFuchsberg. The Law Center is named in honor of the contributions to the study and practice of law of the late Jacob D. Fuchsberg, left, a distinguished litigator who served as a Judge of the New York Court of Appeals from 1975-83. Born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, he earned his law degree from New York University, where he was a member of the Law Review. He spent many years as a trial lawyer, was president of the New York Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and was the first attorney to win a million dollar personal injury verdict. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson appointed him to the committee responsible for creating the first national program that funded civil legal aid for the poor. He was also one of the earliest and most active supporters of the establishment of clinical programs in U.S. law schools. In 1973, he took on the legal and political establishments, when he waged a primary campaign for the Democratic nomination for Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals (Court of Appeals judges were elected then, not appointed by the Governor, as they are now). He won the primary, but lost in the general election. The following year, he fought another electoral battle, this time for an associate judge position, and won a seat on the court. His judicial service was marked by an unwavering commitment to civil liberties and individual rights. Off the bench, he was a champion of equal rights for all, earning national attention by leading a boycott that opened a previously all-male social club where Court of Appeals judges met for dinner, and successfully challenging another club that discriminated against African Americans. Judge Fuchsberg and his wife Shirley also maintained a steadfast commitment to Jewish and other humanitarian causes. When he reached mandatory retirement age in 1983, he returned to the law firm he had founded, the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm, and practiced actively until his death in 1995 at age 82.

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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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