Housing Information for 2009-2010 Academic Year

The Law Center has made an arrangement with Fairfield Properties, the largest manager of garden apartment complexes on Long Island (see http://www.fairfieldproperties.com/apartment/index.html?menu=apartment), for special discounts to Touro students. Touro students who sign 1-year leases get one month free rent, one month off their security deposit (1 month instead of the usual 2), a waiver of the background check fee, as well as other benefits. Fairfield has dozens of really nice garden apartment complexes within 10-15 minutesdrive from school, including 3 in East Islip, 8 in Bay Shore, and others in Sayville, Deer Park, Patchogue, Bohemia and Hauppauge, among others. Students without their own cars should look for a unit in one of the East Islip locations. Touro will provide shuttle bus service, once to campus in morning (in time for 9:30 a.m. classes), once back in evening (6:00 p.m. M-Th, 2:00 p.m. Fridays) to the Fairfield East Islip locations for Touro students who do not have their own transportation. Fairfield has designated a team of employees to handle Touro students, contact Deborah or one of her assistants at 631.499.6660 x263. Pre-discount rates (subject to availability) run about $1000/month for studios, $1250/month for 1 BRs, $1600/month for 2 BRs. Most 1BRs and all 2 BRs can be shared with another Touro student. There is also still one vacancy in the Touro house share on Halley Lane in Central Islip, run by the Central Islip Civic Council, 631.348.0669.

If you have questions, please contact Ken Rosenblum, Associate Dean for Administration, at kenr@tourolaw.edu.


New 1-credit P/NC course: Advanced Writing Requirement Workshop

Advanced Writing Requirement Workshop will be offered for the first time this coming fall and again this coming spring. It will be team taught by a number of faculty. The course will initially be capped at 18 students but may go as high as 30 students, depending on demand.

Primary responsibility for AWR supervision would remain with the faculty member you choose to supervise your writing requirement. This Workshop only supplements that guidance and covers basic writing and research skills that AWR supervisors generally do not cover.

Students cannot enroll themselves; they must apply for a seat in the course. All students should have a faculty supervisor for their AWR before the first class meeting (in the second week of classes). All students who do not have a faculty supervisor by the second class meeting (in the third week of class) will be dropped from the course so students on the wait list with supervisors can register. Students will be enrolled in the course according to the following criteria.

1. Highest priority is given to students who are in their last or next-to-last semester, who have yet to complete their AWR, and who think they could use help with their basic writing skills before graduation.

2. High priority is given to students in their second-year (FT) or third-year (PT) who have a referral from a professor or the writing center and who are currently enrolled in an Independent Study or course through which they plan to complete their Advanced Writing Requirement. High priority will also be given to students who self-identify as having difficulty with writing.

3. Lower priority will be given to students who are working on their AWR but do not evidence difficulty with the mechanics of writing or research, whether or not they have a referral from a professor.

4. Lowest priority will be given to students who are not working on their AWR but need a one credit course for their schedule. Students in this category will only be added if there are fewer than 5 students in categories 1-3 already enrolled on the first day the course meets (in the second week of class).

The class will not meet during the first week of a semester so students have time to get a referral or make a decision about whether this is something they want to do along with their AWR. That class session will be made up later in the semester with an individual research session with a librarian.

Students will submit at least a one-paragraph summary each week describing the progress they've made since the previous week. Those paragraphs will be checked for both content and writing. To pass the course, students must be writing at a C+ level by the end of the semester. Progress will be reported to the students' faculty supervisors. This Workshop is not meant to take the place of regular meetings with your AWR faculty supervisor.

If you would like to apply for this course, please send an e-mail to me at tmcgaugh@tourolaw.edu.


Good Luck on the Bar Exam

The Office of Student Services wishes you all the best of luck on the bar exam!!!


UMKC Law Review "One-L Revisited" Law Stories Contest

The University of Missouri - Kansas City Law Review devotes part of one issue each year to a collection of "Law Stories." Current law students and recent graduates (2006 or later) are invited to submit stories for a chance to be published in their Spring 2010 issue of the UMKC Law Review. The first place winner will receive a $500 prize. For more information, please click on the pictures.


The Nassau County Bar Association WE CARE Diversity Law School Scholarship

The Nassau County Bar Association is providing the WE CARE Diversity Law School Scholarship to a deserving Touro Law student scheduled to graduate in May 2010.

Please submit a one page essay explaining how you plan to promote diversity in your practice of law in Nassau County. The essay is due on August 28, 2009. Please send the essay as a Word document to Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid Marie Koch at mkoch@tourolaw.edu or deliver a hard copy to the Office of Student Services, room 302.
*Prior recipients are not eligible for this scholarship.
For more information, please click on the picture.

New York Law Journal Fiction Contest 2009

The New York Law Journal is sponsoring a writing competition for lawyers, law professors and law students. For more information, please click on the picture.


Summer Exam - Computer Registration Deadline Tomorrow

Reminder - the deadline to register to take summer 2009 exams on computer is Wednesday, July 8, 2009. I sent the following email to all students on June 26. (Please find the email in your inbox to open the referenced attachment.)

Dear Students:

Attached please find information on taking summer 2009 exams on a laptop computer. Please note that the deadline to register to take exams on computer is Wednesday, July 8, 2009.

**Students in Professor Miller’s Business Organizations I class – please wait until Monday, June 29 to register for computer exams.**

Please read the attached memo carefully!



Citizenship Forum - Student Volunteers Needed

The Workplace Project, Long Island Acorn and other organizations are looking for law student volunteers to assist on July 11, 2009. Please click on the picture for more details.