Dean Aims to Build National Reputation for Touro Law

, New York Law Journal


Patricia Salkin acknowledges she has become a law school dean at a time when "virtually everything" about the legal profession and legal education is "under fire." But she views her new job as "an exciting opportunity" and said she has found an "undiscovered gem" in the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and is eager to trumpet the school's virtues.

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  • Brian


    I appreciate your sincere wishes. Thank you and all the best.

  • Steve

    Brian, I graduated from a Tier 2 school 20 years ago - certainly nothing to brag about. Have not bothered to check its employment stats but I am sure they are equally over-optimistic but still grim. Also,

    Google JD Painter - 5.6 million hits

    Google Kathleen Rice - 3.7 million hits

    Try it yourself if you don't believe me. In any event, I really do hope that things work out for you at Touro and wish you a successful legal career.

  • Brian


    Yes, indeed there is a great deal of confidence coming from a student who has now been in law school for only five weeks. As far as your disclosure of statistical data, I feel it would only be a proper and fair analysis as well as relevant if we can compare Touro's statistics with the law school you had attended, if applicable of course. I am unsure of who JD Painter Guy is, but I have heard of Kathleen Rice who is the District Attorney for Nassau County.

  • Steve

    Brian, so much confidence for a person two weeks into his first semester at a fourth tier law school. According to Touro’s own (undoubtably over-optimistic) statistics, only 131 of its 221 graduates in the class of 2011 had full time jobs requiring bar admission 9 months after graduation. And 60 of those 131 positions were either as solo practitioners on in firms of 2-10 attorneys. I hope things work out for you - maybe they will with your prior experience. But they won’t work out for the majority of your classmates. No more than it worked out for Touro’s most famous alumni - JD Painter Guy.

  • Brian

    Puff Piece? Steve, I am not sure where you attended law school but Touro Law is a wonderful legal institution. In fact, I am a 1L myself and I come to Touro with six years of experience at a well known personal injury firm. I also have many friends, which include partners, in some well known firms in the tri-state area. If you are looking to inquire about a possible position you can forward me your resume and I would be more than willing to see what I can do to help. Great place, great school, great professors, and a satisfied "paying customer"....This is not a puff piece Steve, but indeed it is a job well done by our Dean Patricia Salkin.

  • Steve

    What a puff piece. In this job market, you'd have to be out of your mind to attend Touro unless its on full scholarship - and even then its probably a bad idea.

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