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Touro law school installing first female dean

Patricia E. Salkin, a nationally known scholar and

Patricia E. Salkin, a nationally known scholar and expert in land-use planning and government ethics has been named the dean of the Touro College's Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Central Islip. Credit: Handout

The first female dean of Touro College’s law school will be formally installed next week during a public ceremony at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, college officials announced yesterday.

The Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center will host the academic convocation Oct. 11 to mark the arrival of Patricia E. Salkin, a legal scholar in government ethics and land-use planning who began working at Touro on Aug. 1. Judith Kaye, former chief judge of the state of New York, will deliver the keynote address.

“It is a privilege to assume leadership of a law school that so uniquely blends an intellectual understanding of the law with a real-life understanding of day-to-day legal practice,” Salkin said in a statement. “Working together with our outstanding faculty, I aim to further elevate Touro Law’s status as a model for law schools nationwide.”

The convocation is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the courthouse, 100 Federal Plaza. Other officials participating include Alan Kadish, president and chief executive of the Touro College and University System, and Victoria Graffeo, associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals.

An open house at the law center, adjacent to the courthouse, will precede the event. A tour will include stops at the law school building, clinical suite, Gould Law Library and William Randolph Hearst Public Advocacy Center.

Reservations are required for the convocation. For information or to reserve a seat, email or call 631-761-7064.

Above: Patricia E. Salkin


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