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National Pro Bono Celebration

The first National Pro Bono Celebration is scheduled for October 25-31, 2009.  Sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, the celebration is a coordinated national effort to showcase the great difference that pro bono lawyers make to the nation, its system of justice, its communities and, most of all, to the clients they serve.  The week is also dedicated to the quest for more pro bono volunteers to meet the ever-growing legal needs of this country's most vulnerable citizen.

At Touro, the celebration is being coordinated by PILOT, Touro's student public interest organization.  The program will be initiated by guest speaker Patricia Neumann, Esq., who will address students at the luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room.  Topics to be addressed will include, "the benefits and rewards of particpation in pro bono service."  Also, students will be introduced to Linda Raphan, Esq., the Suffolk County Pro Bono Coordinator.  L:inda works with the courts, the private bar and legal services.

Following the guest speaker luncheon, a Pro Bono Clinic will provide free legal advice on the substantive areas of law, which include foreclosure, bankruptcy and matrimonial law.  Touro Law students will observe and assist the following volunteer attorneys of the clinic:  Eric Sackstein, Esq., Leif Rubinstein, Esq. and Robert Cohen, Esq.  Approximately twenty (20) clients are being pre-selected from the Nassau/Suffolk Law Services client base waiting list to have consultations with each volunteer attorney and the students.  Each attorney will be assigned four PILOT students who will assist in the intakes and then discuss the cases at a roundtable to follow the intakes.

All Touro Law students are welcome to attend the luncheon presentation.  PILOT students interested in participating in the Pro Bono Clinic should contact PILOT at PilotE-Board@tourolaw.edu .



Bar/Bri will present Professor Freer's lecture on Tuesday, October 6, at 12:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.


The Central Islip Civic Council is Looking for Volunteers for their "Halloween Fun Day"

The Central Islip Civic Council is looking for some volunteers to assist in their "Halloween Fun Day" at the Central Islip Civic Council.  For more information, please click on the picture.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Sandy Leach via email at sleachcicivic@aol.com or 631-348-0669 ext 17.

How to Succeed In Law School - A Workshop by Rich Freer

Monday, October 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.  Please click on the picture for more information.

Mediation Settlement Day

Mediation Settlement Day is Thursday, October 15.  The New York City Bar Association is holding a Mediation Settlement Day Celebration on Thursday, October 8.  These events are designed to raise awarness about the importance of mediation in New York State.  For more information, please click on the picture.


2009-2010 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition

Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, a journal of the University of Iowa College of Law, and the University of Iowa College of Law International and Comparative Law Program are conducting the 2009-2010 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition.  For more information, please click on the picture.  The submission deadline is February 1, 2010.

Intellectual Property Law Section's Annual Law Student Writing Competition

The Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is sponsoring their Annual Law Student Writing Competition.  For more information, please click on the picture.  The submission deadline is December 7, 2009.

ABA Section of Taxation’s Law Student Tax Challenge

The ABA Section of Taxation is holding its 9th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge.  Please click here for more details.  The submission deadline is Friday, Novermber 13, 2009.

A Business Plan Competition Funded by Citi Foundation

Plan! Write! Succeed! Citi Foundation is funding a business plan competition.  Please click here for more information.


Low-Cost Mammography Screenings at Suffolk Community College


Senator Kenneth P. LaValle has made arrangements with the Suffolk County Department of Health Mobile Mammography Program to provide low-cost mammography screenings for uninsured/underinsured women, age 40 and over. The screenings will be available at Senator's Family Day, Saturday, October 24, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The Mobile Mammography Van is a Community Outreach Program that will be on site in the parking lot in front of the Brookhaven Gymnasium at Suffolk County Community College in Selden. Those wishing to take advantage of this low cost screening must make an appointment and obtain a written referral from their primary care provider. To schedule an appointment, please call Senator LaValle's office at 631-696-6900.

"Early detection screenings help save lives by diagnosing cancers in their most curable stages," said Senator LaValle. "A mammogram is the best early detection tool we have in the fight against breast cancer. Routine mammograms not only provide peace of mind—they can, and do, save lives. I urge women to take advantage of this life-saving screening."

WHO: Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Suffolk County Dept. of Health Mammography Van Program
WHAT: Low-cost Mammography Screenings
WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
WHERE: Suffolk County Community College - Selden Campus

Parking Field in front of Brookhaven Gymnasium, off Nicolls Road

FOR APPOINTMENT CALL: Senator Kenneth P. LaValle -District Office - 631-696-6900

ABA Law Student Division Competitions

The ABA Law Student Division is now accepting entry forms for the follwoing competitions: Arbitration Competition, Negotiation Competition, Client Counseling Competition and National Appellate Advocacy Competition.  Please click here for more details.


Governor's Reception for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor - View it Live!

On Thursday, September 24, from 6-6:30 p.m., Governor David A. Paterson along with the Chief Judge of the State of New York, Jonathan Lippman, will honor the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor. This historic event will include inspiring remarks from Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs, United States 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor.

The Governor has requested that we view the festivities together here at the Law Center. Please join us in the Auditorium at 6 p.m. for this historic event!


The Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association Announces its Eleventh Annual Law Student Writing Competition

The Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is sponsoring its eleventh (11) annual law student writing competition.  The deadline for submissions is December 7, 2009.  For more information, please click on the picture.


Exam ID Numbers Available in the Registrar's Office

Please remember to pick up your Exam ID Number in the Registrar's Office.  You will need this number to register to take your midterm and final exams on your laptop.  Reminder - the deadline to register to take exams on your laptop is September 21.


The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Launches its Second Annual National Essay Contest

The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) is sponsoring its second annual national essay contest for all interested writers over the age of 18. The subject of this year’s contest is “State Regulation of Alcohol is important because…”

For more information, please click on the pictures.


Student-Alumni Mentor Program

Upper Division Student-Alumni Mentor Program

The Upper Division Student-Alumni Mentor Program begins this fall and is designed to pair second-, third- and fourth-year students with alumni in practice areas and employment settings that are of interest to them.

Applications are available in the Career Services, Student Services, Registrar, and Alumni Offices as well as on the program information sign, located in the hallway leading to the cafeteria, on the first floor. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get to know our outstanding alumni, ask questions and learn about an area of law that is of interest to you. Sign up today – applications are due September 14, 2009.

Questions? Please contact :
Brett Gilbert
Assistant Dean for Career Services
(631) 761-7031

Kristin Matthews
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
(631) 761-7063

First-Year Students – information on our new Student-Alumni First-Year Mentor Program will be available in the coming weeks.

Continuing Orientation Handouts

If you need an additional copy of the Continuing Orientation handout from last night, please register for the Office of Student Services TWEN page.  Any Continuing Orientation handouts will be available for download under the heading Continuing Orientation Handouts.  If you need to see the recording of a continuing orientation session, please contact Dean Lauren Chite or Dean Tracy McGaugh.

First year students are responsible for the content of all sessions, whether or not written materials are available.


Looking for Winter Session Courses?

This A.B.A.-approved study abroad program in Curacao runs from December 18, 2009, to January 9, 2010. Students benefit from being taught by three experts in their fields, while receiving four academic credits. Last year, the program attracted dozens of students from across the country. Below are the course descriptions for this year's program. Each course is two credits.

· The Law of Humanity and the Law of Nations (required course)

The purpose of this course is to consider the foundations of international law and of global justice, with special emphasis on the sources and evidence of law, and when and why international standards should limit or control the national law and policies of independent governments or states. This course will be taught by Mortimer Sellers, Regents Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

· Comparative Refugee and Asylum Law

Throughout this century, millions of refugees have been forced to flee their homes to escape persecution, war, and other threats, and the world has been forced to respond to these crises. This course will look at the international development of modern refugee law. This course will be taught by Lauris Wren, Clinical Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School.

· Introduction to the Economic Law of the European Union for Non EU Lawyers

Institutional structure and legal principles governing the EU and details of free movement of goods, services and capital will be discussed in this course. It also examines the most important aspects of EU economic law which are relevant for non-EU lawyers, as well as for non-EU companies and nationals. This course will be taught by Dr. Flora Goudappel, Associate Professor of European Union Law at Erasmus School of Law.

Continuing Orientation Session Tonight, 5:30-6:30

There will be a Continuing Orientation session for all first year students (and any upper-level students who would like this information) conducted by the registrar, Paula Kutch. In this session, you'll learn how to get exam numbers, how to check your grades, and things you need to start thinking about now so the registrar doesn't have difficulty certifying you to sit for the bar exam at the end of your final year.


Registration for Taking Midterm and Final Exams on a Laptop

Please click on the letter to the left to read registration information for taking midterm and final exams on a laptop. Please note that the registration deadline is September 21, 2009. Exam ID Numbers will be distributed by the Registrar's Office soon.

Moot Court Board's Intra-School Appellate Advocacy Competition

Attention 1L Students: The Moot Court Board is looking for volunteer timekeepers and bailiffs for their intra-school Appellate Advocacy Competition to be held at the Law Center on Sunday, September 13, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Over fifty practicing attorneys and judges will be in attendance. Demystify the process of appellate advocacy while participating in a great networking activity. For more information or to volunteer please contact Robin Daleo at robindaleo@aol.com .


Interested in Attending a Film Forum in Lower Manhattan?

The Yes Men Fix the World (http://www.theyesmenfixtheworld.com/), starts a 2-week run at the Film Forum in lower Manhattan on October 7th.

To be easy on your budget, Film Forum is offering half-price tickets ($6 instead of $12) for daytime screenings on the following conditions: * Monday-Friday matinees (i.e. shows at 1pm, 2:45pm, and 4:30pm, Oct.7-9, 12-16, 19-20) * .

You should contact Film Forum in advance if you are interested in attending. Groups of 12 or more * Must buy in advance from Film Forum by cash or check (contact Joffre Myers, mail to: joffre@filmforum.org, 646-829-3960). Make sure you mention that you are a Touro Law student.

The film is a conversation-starter for any lesson on politics, journalism,media literacy, performance art, free speech, or productive goofing off. They are finishing up a great teaching guide that they'll send you well before the screening.

Annual Fund Phone-A-Thon

The Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications will be conducting this year’s Annual Fund Phone-A-Thon beginning October 26, 2009 and ending October 29, 2009. This is a great opportunity for students to network with alumni while helping raise money for the Annual Fund. Students will be compensated for their time or they can choose to donate their pay to a student organization. Student organizations are welcome to work the Phone-A-Thon as a fulfillment of their community service requirements.

Donations to the Annual Fund support student scholarships, financial aid, academic programs and library enhancements.

Sign-up sheets will be available in Room 404 or you can email Kristie Sclafani, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, to have one sent to you. Please contact Kristie at (631) 761-7065 or kristies@tourolaw.edu for more information.


New York Lawyer Assistance Programs Brochure

The New York Lawyer Assistance Programs have published a new brochure with information on free and confidential help for law students dealing with alcoholism, drug abuse and other mental health problems, including chronic stress, anxiety and depression. To view the brochure, please go to http://www.nylat.org/publications/brochures/documents/LATStudentBrochure2009.pdf.

The American College of Legal Medicine's 2010 Bioethics Student Writing Competition

The American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) is offering awards for three outstanding original papers written by law or health professions students on topics in Bioethics. For more information, please click on the picture.

The American College of Legal Medicine's 2010 Student Writing Competition in Legal Medicine

The American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) is offering a $1,000 award for an outstanding original paper on Legal Medicine. For more information, please click on the picture.

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is offering the Mark T. Banner Scholarship for law students. This new scholarship is part of the Linn Inn's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers with commitment to ethics, professionalism and communication skills. For more information, please click on the picture.