Thursday, June 23, 2011

New York City Bar Association’s 2011 Summer Series and Third Annual Boot Camp

The New York City Bar Association is holding its annual Summer Series – Hot Practice areas and the Third Annual Boot Camp this summer. The Summer Series focuses on Careers in Compliance on June 29th, Green Careers on July 13th and Careers in Bankruptcy on August 3rd. All programs will be held at the New York City Bar (42 West 44th Street) at 6:30 p.m. The topics that will be covered in the Annual Boot Camp include:
• How to Run an Effective Job Search
• Drafting and Communications Skills
• Managing Law School Debt
• Practice Ready Skills, etc.
Touro Law Center is pleased to be a part the New York City Bar Association’s 2011 Summer Series – and as a co-sponsor, our students and alumni can attend the 2011 Summer Series and Boot Camp for free. For additional information or to register, please visit or call (212) 382-6760

Monday, June 6, 2011

Kenneth P. LaValle , '87 named June Alum of the Month

Kenneth P. LaValle, (R-C-I, Port Jefferson) was first elected to the New York State Senate in 1976 and was appointed Chairman of the Senate Committee on Higher Education in 1979. Senator LaValle has helped shape higher education policy in New York State for more than 30 years where his work with education leaders at the State University of New York, City University of New York and independent colleges has earned him the respect of the academic community.

In 2007, the Governor appointed Senator LaValle to the New York State Commission on Higher Education which was charged with identifying ways of improving the quality of higher education in the State. Senator LaValle also served on the National Council of State Legislatures’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education whose goal was to create awareness among State Legislatures of their role in providing accessible and affordable public higher education.

Senator LaValle's achievements in education and higher education are matched by a distinguished record in health care and he is most proud of his work in establishing a Burn Unit at Stony Brook University Medical Center. His legislation to protect and advance the rights of patients earned him special recognition from the Suffolk County Breast Health Partnership. St. Charles Hospice also paid tribute to his efforts in developing a program for terminally ill patients in nursing homes. His commitment to quality health care is continued in his efforts to create an east end hospital alliance, ensuring continued access to vital health services on eastern Long Island. To read Kenneth's full bio please visit our website at