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:

  • Arline Besunder Scholarship
    Bedford Insurance Scholarship
    Bess and Samuel Zeigen Scholarship
    Bethpage Federal Credit Union Scholarship
    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP Scholarship
    Cathy and Howard Stein Scholarship
    Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman Scholarship
    Chris J. Coschignano and Sahn Ward Coschignano Scholarships
    Claire and Samuel Mozel Scholarship
    Clifford Richner Scholarship
    Cullen & Dykman LLP Scholarship
    Deborah Waire Post Scholarship
    Dell Family Scholarships
    Dr. and Mrs. Albert Sherwyn & Joseph Cooper Scholarship Fund
    Ellen Eisenstadt Cohen Scholarship
    Evelyn Glickstein Klimpl Scholarship
    Fay and Saul Starr Scholarship
    Farrell Fritz, P.C. Diversity Scholarship
    Gerald J. Scher Moot Court Scholarship
    Grossman Family Scholarship
    Gutterson Family Scholarships
    Henry Schein Scholarship
    Herman Goldman Scholarship
    Honorable Leon D. Lazer Scholarship
    Howard A. Glickstein Scholarship in Civil and Human Rights
    Ilene H. Barshay Award for Excellence
    James Weissman Scholarship
    John Santucci Justice Scholarship
    Joseph M. Marger Scholarship
    Judge Sol Wachtler Veterans Scholarship
    Kermit Gitenstein Scholarships
    Lefkowitz Family Scholarship
    Luis Pagan Leadership Scholarship
    Mario and Lina Capobianco Scholarship
    Mark C. Zauderer Scholarship
    Martin and Laurie Tankleff Scholarship
    Matthew Maschler Scholarship
    Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP Scholarship
    Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. Diversity Scholarship
    Morris E. Fischer, LLC Award
    Nagin Family Public Interest Scholarship
    Patricia E. Salkin Scholarship
    Posner & Gaier Scholarship
    Rivkin Radler LLP Scholarship
    Ruskin Moscou Faltischek Scholarship
    Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. Scholarship
    Sheila and Stuart Salkin Scholarship
    Shirley Fuchsberg Scholarship
    Sidney R. and Walter Siben Scholarship
    Stephanie Estevez ’00 Memorial Scholarship
    Susan M. Dietrich Clyne ’88 Memorial Scholarship
    Thomas and Cynthia Rosicki Disability Fund
    Thomas Rosicki ’97 and Cynthia Rosicki Scholarship
    Thomas Shaw Memorial Scholarship
    Tsunis Family 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.