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For Immediate Release
Touro Law to Hold Program on Tankleff Case
Central Islip, N.Y., March 11, 2009- Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center will hold a program titled “The Tankleff Case and the Problem of Unjust Convictions,” on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Law Center in Central Islip, New York.
Panelists will discuss several aspects of the case including the arrest of 17-year-old Martin Tankleff in September 1988, his subsequent conviction, the appeals process and his release from prison after 17 years.
Panelists will include Martin Tankleff; Robert Gottlieb, Tankleff’s trial counsel; Bruce Barket, Tankleff’s lawyer post-conviction; Mark Dwyer, chief of the Appeals Bureau and counsel to the district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s office; and Professor Richard Moran, Mt. Holyoke College sociologist, criminologist and expert on wrongful convictions. Both Gottlieb and Dwyer are members of the New York State Bar Association Task Force on Wrongful Convictions.
There will also be a pre-program video presentation on the history and background of the Tankleff Case at 5:30 p.m. at the Law Center.
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center has a new 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art law campus adjacent to and working with a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro’s new campus provides a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of nearly 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs as well as graduate law programs.