Touro Law Centers Hosts 2012 Conference of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools

The Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Central Islip, New York, has hosted the 2012 Conference of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools. Held 2-4 May 2012, the conference addressed the topic “The Place of Religion in the Law School, the University and the Practice of Law.”  In welcoming the participants, conference organizer Samuel J. Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute, noted that the panel discussions would “draw from a variety of perspectives, including those of leading scholars from across the country, representing a wide range of universities and religious traditions, who will engage in conversation with prominent judges and public interest lawyers.

Keynote addresses were given by the Honorable Loretta A. Preska, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and attorney Nathan Lewin, nationally renowned for advocating religious liberties.

This biennial conference was initiated in 1996, and past conference have been hosted by Marquette, Regent, St. John’s, Pepperdine, Notre Dame, Baylor, Boston College, and Brigham Young University.