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Program Facts

Q: Is Touro Law accredited?

A: Yes. The Law Center is fully approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Graduates of ABA-approved law schools are eligible to sit for the bar examination in any jurisdiction in the United States.

Q: What degrees does the Law Center offer?

A:
Juris Doctor (J.D.)

J.D./M.B.A. with Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
J.D./M.P.A. (Health Care) with Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
J.D./M.S.W. with the State University of New York at Stony Brook
 
Foreign Law Graduates Programs
Two-Year J.D. Program for Foreign Law Graduates
LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies 

Master of Laws (LL.M.) for U.S. Law School Graduates 
 
 
Q:  What clinical and externship programs are available at Touro Law?

Clinics:
Bankruptcy
Advanced Bankruptcy
Criminal Defense
Criminal Prosecution
Disaster Relief
Elder Law
Family Law
Federal Prosecution
Immigration Law
Mortgage Foreclosure
Small Business and Not-For-Profit Corporation Law
The Veterans' and Servicemembers' Rights
 
Externships:
Advanced Criminal Prosecution
Business and Technology Law
Civil Practice
Criminal Law
Judicial Clerkship
United States Attorney
Independent Externships
 
Q: In what areas of law does the Law Center specialize?

A: While a Touro Law education prepares students for a career in virtually any field of law, the Law Center's curriculum is particularly rich in the following areas:

Business Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
Health Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest Law

Students are not required to designate an area of specialization during their career at Touro Law Center.

Q: What is the Law Center's total enrollment?

A: Approximately 650 J.D. and 20 LL.M. students are enrolled.

Q: What is the size of a typical Law Center class?

A:

  • 16-24 for tutorials and seminars
  • 70 for required first-year classes
  • 60 for required and elective upper-level classes.

Q: What is the Law Center's student-to-faculty ratio?

A: For 2013-2014, it is 19.63:1.

Q: How diverse is the student body?

A: For 2013-2014, 38% minority and 53% women.

Q: What is Touro Law's LSAT/UGPA profile?

A: For students matriculating in the Fall of 2013, the 75th percentile LSAT score was 150 the 25th percentile LSAT score was 145. The 75th percentile undergraduate GPA was 3.34, the 25th percentile undergraduate GPA was 2.75.

Q: How many applications does Touro Law receive each year?


A: We received close to 1,100 J.D. applications for the Fall 2013 entering class.

Q: How many seats are available in the Fall entering class?
 
A: For Fall 2014, there will be 150 full-time seats, 50 part-time evening seats, and 20 part-time day seats available in the entering class.

Q: How long does law school take?

A: Attending law school full-time (12-16 credits per semester), most students complete the J.D. program within 3 years, but may accelerate to 2½ years by attending summer sessions. Part-time students (8-11 credits per semester) usually take 4 years to complete the J.D. program, but may accelerate to 3½ years by attending summer sessions. Touro Law also offers a 5-year part-time evening program.

Q: What are the hours for full-time and part-time?

A: Full-time classes are offered anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 6:25 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Part-time evening classes are offered from 6:30 p.m. to 10:05 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Q: Does Touro Law offer summer courses?

A: Yes. Summer sessions are available and open to students who have completed the first-year requirements successfully. Students may take 6 credits in the summer program at the Law Center campus or up to 8 credits abroad in India, Vietnam, Croatia, or Germany.