Where Your Gift Goes

The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund helps to make up the difference between what tuition revenues provide and the day-to-day operating costs of running the school. Gifts to the Annual Fund are unrestricted gifts, and they enable the Law School to provide scholarships and financial aid, add books to the library, support innovative institutes, programs, lectures and conferences, enhance technology, and a variety of other enrichment and academic activities.

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Endowments and Scholarships

Endowment Funds and other restricted gifts enable alumni to make a significant donation to the Law School for a specific purpose. Targeted gifts to the Law Library, Clinics, and Institutes provide the opportunity to be generous to the Law School in an area in which the donor might have a special connection or affinity:

  • The William Randolph Hearst Endowment allows students in need to receive small grants to pay for books, transportation and child care expenses on an emergency basis.   
  • The Thomas and Cynthia Rosicki Disability Fund is utilized as needed to meet reasonable accommodations for one or more students with a disability. At the discretion of the Law Center, interest income of the Fund can be utilized as a scholarship for a deserving student with a disability. 
  • The Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program pays a stipend to students who take summer positions in public interest organizations.
  • The Judge Sol Wachtler Veterans Scholarship Fund; the scholarships are awarded to Touro Law students who are U.S. military veterans and meet specific academic and financial criteria. 

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and awards provide an excellent way to honor a friend or family member or to put your own name on a gift that will help to support the legal education of a promising student. Touro Law Center currently offers:

  • Sidney R. and Walter Siben Fellowship, Susan M. Dietrich Clyne ’88 Memorial Scholarships   
  • Fay and Saul Starr Scholarship   
  • Bess & Sam Zeigen Fellowship 
  • The Judge Sol Wachtler Veterans Scholarship
  • Kermit Gitenstein Scholarships
  • Lefkowitz Family Scholarship
  • Luis Pagan Leadership Scholarship
  • Mario and Lina Capobianco Scholarship
  • Martin and Laurie Tankleff Scholarship
  • Maschler Family Scholarship
  • Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitsone, LLP Scholarship
  • Patricia E. Salkin Scholarship
  • Posner & Gaier Scholarship
  • Rivkin Radler LLP Scholarship
  • Ruskin Moscou Faltischek Scholarship
  • Ruskin Moscou Faltischek Scholarship
  • Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. Scholarship
  • Sheila and Stuart Salkin scholarship
  • Shirley Fuchsberg Scholarship
  • Stephanie Estevez’00 Memorial Scholarship
  • Tsunis Family Scholarship
  • Arline Besund Scholarship
  • Bedford Insurance Scholarship
  • Bethpage Federal Credit Union Scholarship
  • Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP Scholarship
  • Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman Scholarship
  • Chris J. Coshignano and Sahn Ward Coschignano Scholarships
  • Cullen & Dykman LLP Scholarship
  • Deborah Waire Post Scholarship
  • Dr. and Mrs. Albert Sherwyn & Joseph Cooper Scholarship
  • Elllen Eisenstadt Cohen Scholarship
  • Evelyn Glickstein Klimpl Scholarship
  • Gerald J. Scher Moot Court Scholarship
  • Grossman Family Scholarship
  • Gutterson Family Scholarships
  • Henry Schein Scholarship
  • James Weissman Scholarship
  • John Santucci Justice Scholarships
  • Joseph M. Marger Scholarship
  • Mark Zauderer Scholarship
  • Rhonda Gelfman Szabo Scholarship
  • Fannie and Samuel Glickstein Public Interest Fellowship   
  • Brian Lord Public Interest Law Award presented annually to the graduating student who has most demonstrated and exemplifies a special commitment to public interest law during the recipient's law school tenure.    
  • Alumni Association Academic Achievement Award to the full-time and part-time students with the highest GPA in their respective divisions, one year prior to their graduation.      
  • Bessie Ray Geffner Memorial Award   
  • Morris E. Fischer, LLC Award to be presented to a student who earsn the highest grade in the Jewish Law class and/or demonstrates a strong appreciation for the importance and contributions of Jewish law.
  • Elizabeth Gonzalez Book Award honors a second-year student who best exemplifies the ideals of caring, dedication and self-sacrifice established by Ms. Gonzalez, an exemplary third-year student who was tragically killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver in December 1992.   

If you are interested in creating a named scholarship or award, please contact Assistant Dean Linda Howard Weissman in the Office of Institutional Advancement via e-mail or call (631) 761-7061.


The Howard A. Glickstein Loan Forgiveness Fund

Most students borrow substantial sums of money to attend law school. While this is an investment in their future, at some point student loan indebtedness can become crippling. Average debt for a Touro Law student today is more than $140,000. Touro Law, like many other law schools, has funds designed to encourage graduates to go into public interest law. Graduates dedicated to public service and the nonprofit sector and willing to accept the financial sacrifice that goes with those positions should be encouraged to follow their career choice.

To help graduates financially in that worthy pursuit, Touro Law created a Loan Forgiveness Fund several years ago. Through the generosity of individual donors and the student-sponsored Public Interest Wine & Cheese Reception, the Fund has steadily increased.


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Endowed Professorships and chairs

For the past 35 years, Touro Law Center has successfully attracted faculty with the finest credentials. But in today’s financial climate, the competition for scholars and good teachers has intensifiedAnd finding excellence requires persistence and financial resources.

Endowed Summer Research Professorships

The endowment of summer research professorships provides significant summer support for productive scholars. Appointments for these summer grants are not based on seniority but on scholarly productivity. Accordingly, summer research professorships provide a meaningful way to recognize, reward, and encourage faculty productivity.

Endowed Visiting Professorships

The endowment of visiting professors would enable the Law Center to attract distinguished scholars and teachers for a semester or two – in curricular areas that are not fully covered by current faculty. They are an excellent way to expand our course offerings that is responsive to curricular needs, especially in areas of emerging interests.

Endowed Lectureships

At Touro Law, we have always maintained a tradition of bringing distinguished practitioners and jurists to visit the Law School for intensive two-day visits. They are central to the Law Center’s ability to enrich and augment the curriculum. We have focused particularly on our Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence Program, The Howard A. Glickstein Annual Lecture on Civil Rights and Public Policy, the Bruce K. Gould Book Award and the Distinguished Public Interest Lawyer-in-Residence.  For many of our students, and our alumni they have been a memorable highlight of the academic year.

To find out more about these endowment opportunities, contact Assistant Dean Linda Howard Weissman by phone at 631.761.7061 or via e-mail.